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In August 2005, Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Iraq.
Allen Hoe tells the story of a chance encounter with a stranger who knew his son.
In 2005, Specialist Justin Cliburn deployed to Iraq with the Oklahoma Army National Guard.
20/Nothing follows Evan Smith, a man who lost his left eye many years ago.
Bryan Wilmoth and his brother talk about reconnecting.
The Meier brothers' nursery faces the edge of the Garzweiler II coal pit.
Six stories from 10 years of StoryCorps.
Noe Rueda tells Alex Fernandez about launching his first business venture.
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Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer on the making of his film The Act of Killing.
Anwar Congo demonstrates his system for killing while avoiding blood.
Anwar watches the clip "How to Kill with Less Blood" and reflects.
The text in this clip provides the historical background for The Act of Killing.
Mayor Ed Koch goes to Washington in 1978.
"You gotta get them to follow you, and you can only do that by being bigger than life."
Community members and politicians vote on whether to honor Ed Koch.
Filmmaker Neil Barsky discusses the making of his film Koch.
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A preview of the interactive "Whiteness Project." View it now at pbs.org/pov/digital.
Indonesian death-squad leaders dramatize their roles in genocide
Meet Mayor Ed Koch, the quintessential New Yorker.
The son of a woman with early-onset Alzheimer's reconstructs her memories
A portrait of the four doctors in the United States providing late abortions
An unprecedented look at the dark underside of oil development
A filmmaker visits his childhood home: Ain el-Helweh refugee camp
Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve society?