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This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


2:51 PM - 2:56 PM September 16, 2014

Girl Shoots Instructor, Fueling Gun Debate


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM September 15, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


4:42 PM - 4:48 PM September 09, 2014

Girl Shoots Instructor, Fueling Gun Debate


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM September 08, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM September 01, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM August 25, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM August 18, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


9:52 PM - 10:06 PM August 12, 2014

Biltmore Estate Takes Visitors Back in Time


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM August 11, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


4:34 PM - 4:37 PM August 11, 2014

80 Years Later, Millions Still Escape from Alcatraz


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM August 04, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM July 28, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM July 21, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM July 14, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM July 07, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM June 30, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM June 23, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM June 16, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM June 09, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM June 02, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.

    Audio Girl Shoots Instructor, Fueling Gun Debate

    After a nine-year-old accidentally killed her gun instructor, Americans talk once again about guns and children. In the United States, federal law bars anyone younger than 18 from owning a handgun. But, many state laws give young people the right to shoot all kinds of guns.

    Audio Biltmore Estate Takes Visitors Back in Time

    The huge home in North Carolina was built at the end of the 1800s. The man who owned the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina was George Vanderbilt. Biltmore has 250 rooms and the house is now open to the public. | This Is America

    Audio 80 Years Later, Millions Still Escape from Alcatraz

    In 1934, U.S. officials wondered where to put the country’s most dangerous prisoners. They found a place on an island in the harbor of the city of San Francisco, California. It was officially called Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, but everyone called it “The Rock.”

    Audio Nuclear Missile Site Turns Tourist Site

    The Cold War is long over. What do you do with a missile launch when a war is over? Turn it into a tourist site, of course.

    Audio Songs About Summer

    Most Americans say their favorite season of the year is summer | This Is America

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  • Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo speaks to the media at a press briefing in the garden of his home in Jakarta August 21, 2014.

    Audio Bill Could Harm Indonesia's Democratic Gains

    Many Indonesians are talking about a bill under consideration in parliament. If approved, the measure would end direct elections for local mayors and governors in the country More

  • Wea Lee

    Video Chinese Publisher Benefits Houston's Asian Population

    Wea Lee started Southern News Group in Houston 35 years ago. Lee's first business was printing a newspaper for the small Chinese community. He now owns newspapers, a television station, the International Trade Center in Houston’s Chinatown and is a part owner of a local bank. More

  • Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, east of Kigali. The village is home to the largest solar power plant in East Africa. Credit: ASYV

    Audio Rwanda Opens Biggest Solar Power Plant in East Africa

    The plant is in Agahozo Shalom village in eastern Rwanda. The plant is the first of its kind in the area. More

  • Syria

    Audio US Congress Approves Plan to Train Syrian Rebels

    Also, Islamic State fighters with tanks have captured 16 Kurdish villages in Northern Iraq near the Turkish border. U.S. provides new security assistance to Ukraine. And George Clooney will be honored with a Cecil B. DeMille Award in the Golden Globes. | In the News More

  • Botanist Steve Perlman collects seeds from of the few remaining Platanthera holochila, a native orchid species which is on the Plant Extinction Prevention program’s target list. (Photo by ©Hank Oppenheimer)

    Audio Botanist Works to Save Hawaii's Rare Plants

    Hawaii is home to many native plants. They include 1,200 species, 90 percent of which are not found anywhere else in the world. But Hawaii also has become the endangered species capital of the United States. Nearly 40 percent of the plants on that endangered list grow in Hawaii. More

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