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October 2014 Highlights

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America by the Numbers | Thursdays in October at 9pm
America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa is a new documentary series that will reveal how dramatic changes in the country’s demographics are playing out in mainstream USA. Each half-hour program will focus on human stories from every corner of the nation, amplified by analysis of the latest statistical information about population, health, education, quality of life, and consumer trends. 

Film School Shorts | Mondays in October at 9:30pm
'Film School Shorts' showcases the best shorts from film schools across the country. From quirky comedies to slice-of-life dramas to hard-hitting thrillers, emerging filmmakers offer new perspectives from a new generation. Film School Shorts is your access to the film festival experience. 

Life on the Line: Coming of Age Between Nations | Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 9:30pm
Life on the Line follows a year in the life of 11-year-old Kimberly Torrez to see what it's like living between two worlds. Kimberly and her family are awaiting the visa that will allow them to return to the United States after unforeseen circumstances trap them in Nogales, Mexico.  

The 29th Annual Imagen Awards | Friday, October 10, 2014 at 8pm
The 29th Imagen Awards recognizes and rewards positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, as well as encourages and
recognizes the achievements of Latino celebrities in the entertainment and communications industries.

Columbus Day Legacy | Monday, October 13, 2014 at 6pm & 9pm
Explore tensions and contradictions between Native and Italian-American participants in the ongoing Columbus Day parade controversy. 

Global Voices: I Will Be Murdered | Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 10pm
The astonishing, real-life story of a lawyer who launched a personal crusade in search of justice, and brought his country to the brink of chaos.

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Evolution of TV Political Pundits: The Legacy of Buckley and Vidal

As depicted in Best of Enemies, bitter intellectual rivals Willam F. Buckley and Gore Vidal eviscerating each other with wit on network TV in 1968 made for riveting...

Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon Peel the Layers of Buckley and Vidal

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