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Patrick Haggerty remembers his father's unexpected advice to his gay son in the 1950s.
Hotel 22 captures a single, dramatic night on the Line 22 route.
Alex Landau recalls how he nearly lost his life at a traffic stop with the Denver police.
Theresa Burroughs remembers her pursuit of the right to vote in Alabama during Jim Crow.
New York City sanitation workers on becoming a part of the community they serve.
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.
Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well?
Bryan Wilmoth and his brother talk about reconnecting.
The Meier brothers' nursery faces the edge of the Garzweiler II coal pit.