Borgen - Episode 8: "The Silly Season" (Episode 8) It is summer, and not much is going on in Parliament. That is, until Michael Laugesen announces that he has written a book -- to be released in a few days -- containing disclosures of all sorts from his years in politics.
TED Talks: Majora Carter and Nate Silver Category: News & Current Affairs Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx - and shows how minority neighborhoods suffer most from flawed urban policy. And Nate Silver has answers to controversial questions about race in politics: Did Obama's race hurt his votes in some places?
TED Talks: Thomas Barnett & Eric Berlow Category: News & Current Affairs International security strategist Thomas Barnett outlines a post-Cold War solution for the foundering US military, and ecologist Eric Berlow doesn't feel overwhelmed when faced with complex systems; he knows that more information can lead to a better, simpler solution.
Moving the Mountain Category: Documentaries Through stock footage, re-enactments, and interviews with witnesses, Moving the Mountain tells the story of the 1989 pro-democracy movement in China that culminated in a deadly government crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square.
Earth Focus: Chernobyl - The Real Story Category: News & Current Affairs International agencies, the nuclear industry and governments ignore important scientific data about the consequences of the 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. Authors of a new book, Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment say that almost a million people died as a result of Chernonbyl -- not 4,000 as officially claimed. Was it a screw up or a cover up?
Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang Category: Documentaries A poignant documentary exposing the government's suppression of the health hazards of low-level radiation after nuclear tests in the 50s - even more relevant since the release of radiation in Japan, and reports about a potential government cover-up of the effects of Chernobyl.
Special: The Israel Lobby Category: Documentaries For many years now the American foreign policy has been characterized by the strong tie between the United States and Israel. Does the United States in fact keep Israel on its feet? And how long will it continue to do so?
Special: The Billionaires' Tea Party Category: Documentaries In 2009, after Barack Obama came into power promising a new era of hope and change, out of nowhere emerged a citizens protest movement called the Tea Party, which threatened to derail everything. Was this uprising the epitome of grassroots democracy, or an example of "astroturfing"?