In the wake of recent events that have sparked a national dialogue, Independent Lens: American Denial explores the power of unconscious biases around race and class. Using Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism as a springboard, the film shows how unrecognized, unconscious attitudes continue to dominate racial dynamics in American life.
It’s semifinals time on The Great British Baking Show and the tension is palpable as the bakers take on patisseries. First, they’re challenged with Signature baklava. Next is a most demanding Technical task — making the tricky German schichttorte, cooked in stages under a grill to create 20 layers. The Showstopper raises the bar even higher: ...Continue Reading
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Julianne Moore talks about researching her Oscar-nominated role in “Still Alice.” Actress Julianne Moore talks with Charlie Rose about working with caregivers and Alzheimer’s patients — including one diagnosed at age 45 — to research her Oscar-nominated role in the film “Still Alice.”
In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary American Denial, we are introduced to Swedish researcher Gunnar Myrdal, who began his investigation into American values and views on equality in the 1930s. Myrdal’s unsettling study An American Dilemma was published in 1944, and the questions it raised about racial oppression still trouble us today. Related: Confronting ...Continue Reading
As Geordie’s life hangs in the balance, Sidney has to defy police to stop a killing spree while his romantic life falls apart on Episode 6 of Grantchester on Masterpiece. Set in the English countryside’s most idyllic village, Grantchester follows two unlikely allies as they solve a series of cases that reveal the dark side of ...Continue Reading