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Borgen - Episode 2: "Count to 90"
Borgen - Episode 2: "Count to 90"
(Episode 2) Birgitte Nyborg is undeniably the winner of the election, doubling her party's seats in parliament. Focus now turns to the negotiation of alliances and the forming of a new government.
Borgen - Episode 1: "Decency in the Middle"
Borgen - Episode 1: "Decency in the Middle"
(Episode 1) The final countdown toward election day is full of surprises on multiple fronts as Denmark prepares for parliamentary elections. Birgitte Nyborg, facing her first election as party leader, decides at the last minute to head in her own direction.
Borgen - Episode 9: "Divide and Rule"
Borgen - Episode 9: "Divide and Rule"
(Episode 9) Though Birgitte is surprised at the Defense Minister's choice of new fighter jets, she allows him to announce the decision on the government's behalf -- and then unpleasant rumors begin to surface.
Borgen - Episode 5: "Men Who Love Women"
Borgen - Episode 5: "Men Who Love Women"
(Episode 5) Birgitte puts forth a proposal for gender quotas on Danish companies' boards of directors, which meets resistance both in and out of government -- and the country's most powerful businessman gives Birgitte an ultimatum.
Borgen - Episode 7: "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil"
Borgen - Episode 7: "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil"
(Episode 7) When surveillance equipment is found in the offices of an extreme left-wing political party, it looks like the work of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service - but why?
Borgen - Episode 6: "State Visit"
Borgen - Episode 6: "State Visit"
(Episode 6) Birgitte faces her first state visit, as the president of the former Soviet republic Turgisia is coming on official business that just might fuel the export of Danish wind-energy technology.
Borgen - Episode 3: "The Art of the Possible"
Borgen - Episode 3: "The Art of the Possible"
(Episode 3) After only a few short months as prime minister, Birgitte Nyborg has negotiated her first finance bill into place. But before the final ratification, several members of parliament withdraw their support.
Borgen - Episode 10: "The First Tuesday in October"
Borgen - Episode 10: "The First Tuesday in October"
(Episode 10) Birgitte is hard-pressed in the opinion polls leading up to the start of a new year in Parliament while the Labor Party is picking up headway and clamouring for more influence.
Borgen - Episode 8: "The Silly Season"
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
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?
In Focus: The Mexican Drug Lords' Reign of Terror - Standing up to the Cartels
In Focus: The Mexican Drug Lords' Reign of Terror - Standing up to the Cartels
Category: News & Current Affairs
The drug war has been terrorizing Mexico for more than four years now. The Mexican government's efforts to break the increasing power of drug lords have been to no avail, and many police officers also work for the higher-paying cartels.
TED Talks: Thomas Barnett & Eric Berlow
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.
Al Jazeera English - Witness: Free Theater of Belarus
Al Jazeera English - Witness: Free Theater of Belarus
Category: Documentaries
Despite oppressive conditions, Belarus is home to an underground theatre group of dedicated actors who use their creative force to speak out for democracy.
In Focus: The Mafia - A Global Parasite
In Focus: The Mafia - A Global Parasite
Category: News & Current Affairs
This film follows the Sicilians fighting on the frontline against the Cosa Nostra, and shows how the world’s oldest Mafia organization has penetrated all areas of society.
Moving the Mountain
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.