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Tue., September 27, 2016
5:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Las Marthas  

A look at the traditional, month-long débutante season in Laredo, Texas, and its sister city, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, which coincides with and celebrates George Washington's birthday. It's capped by the invitation-only Colonial Ball hosted by the Society of Martha Washington; young women, most of them Mexican-American, debut in elaborate colonial-styled gowns that can cost up to $30,000.

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Tue., September 27, 2016
5:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Las Marthas  

A look at the traditional, month-long débutante season in Laredo, Texas, and its sister city, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, which coincides with and celebrates George Washington's birthday. It's capped by the invitation-only Colonial Ball hosted by the Society of Martha Washington; young women, most of them Mexican-American, debut in elaborate colonial-styled gowns that can cost up to $30,000.

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Mon., October 3, 2016
9:00 pm
(90 minutes)

Best of Enemies  

The Season 18 premiere features "Best of Enemies," about the heated debates between conservative William F. Buckley and liberal Gore Vidal that ABC News aired during its coverage of the 1968 Republican and Democratic presidential conventions in an effort to boost its paltry TV ratings. The disdain that the two felt for one another dripped from their every syllable and led the set-tos to become personal. The result: must-watch TV; and the dawn of the modern age of contentious public discourse.

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Mon., October 3, 2016
9:00 pm
(90 minutes)

Best of Enemies  

The Season 18 premiere features "Best of Enemies," about the heated debates between conservative William F. Buckley and liberal Gore Vidal that ABC News aired during its coverage of the 1968 Republican and Democratic presidential conventions in an effort to boost its paltry TV ratings. The disdain that the two felt for one another dripped from their every syllable and led the set-tos to become personal. The result: must-watch TV; and the dawn of the modern age of contentious public discourse.

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Tue., October 4, 2016
7:00 am
(90 minutes)

Best of Enemies  

The Season 18 premiere features "Best of Enemies," about the heated debates between conservative William F. Buckley and liberal Gore Vidal that ABC News aired during its coverage of the 1968 Republican and Democratic presidential conventions in an effort to boost its paltry TV ratings. The disdain that the two felt for one another dripped from their every syllable and led the set-tos to become personal. The result: must-watch TV; and the dawn of the modern age of contentious public discourse.

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Tue., October 4, 2016
10:00 am
(90 minutes)

Best of Enemies  

The Season 18 premiere features "Best of Enemies," about the heated debates between conservative William F. Buckley and liberal Gore Vidal that ABC News aired during its coverage of the 1968 Republican and Democratic presidential conventions in an effort to boost its paltry TV ratings. The disdain that the two felt for one another dripped from their every syllable and led the set-tos to become personal. The result: must-watch TV; and the dawn of the modern age of contentious public discourse.

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Tue., October 4, 2016
2:30 pm
(90 minutes)

Best of Enemies  

The Season 18 premiere features "Best of Enemies," about the heated debates between conservative William F. Buckley and liberal Gore Vidal that ABC News aired during its coverage of the 1968 Republican and Democratic presidential conventions in an effort to boost its paltry TV ratings. The disdain that the two felt for one another dripped from their every syllable and led the set-tos to become personal. The result: must-watch TV; and the dawn of the modern age of contentious public discourse.

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Tue., October 4, 2016
2:30 pm
(90 minutes)

Best of Enemies  

The Season 18 premiere features "Best of Enemies," about the heated debates between conservative William F. Buckley and liberal Gore Vidal that ABC News aired during its coverage of the 1968 Republican and Democratic presidential conventions in an effort to boost its paltry TV ratings. The disdain that the two felt for one another dripped from their every syllable and led the set-tos to become personal. The result: must-watch TV; and the dawn of the modern age of contentious public discourse.

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Wed., October 5, 2016
1:30 am
(90 minutes)

Best of Enemies  

The Season 18 premiere features "Best of Enemies," about the heated debates between conservative William F. Buckley and liberal Gore Vidal that ABC News aired during its coverage of the 1968 Republican and Democratic presidential conventions in an effort to boost its paltry TV ratings. The disdain that the two felt for one another dripped from their every syllable and led the set-tos to become personal. The result: must-watch TV; and the dawn of the modern age of contentious public discourse.

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Wed., October 5, 2016
1:30 am
(90 minutes)

Best of Enemies  

The Season 18 premiere features "Best of Enemies," about the heated debates between conservative William F. Buckley and liberal Gore Vidal that ABC News aired during its coverage of the 1968 Republican and Democratic presidential conventions in an effort to boost its paltry TV ratings. The disdain that the two felt for one another dripped from their every syllable and led the set-tos to become personal. The result: must-watch TV; and the dawn of the modern age of contentious public discourse.

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Wed., October 5, 2016
1:00 pm
(90 minutes)

Best of Enemies  

The Season 18 premiere features "Best of Enemies," about the heated debates between conservative William F. Buckley and liberal Gore Vidal that ABC News aired during its coverage of the 1968 Republican and Democratic presidential conventions in an effort to boost its paltry TV ratings. The disdain that the two felt for one another dripped from their every syllable and led the set-tos to become personal. The result: must-watch TV; and the dawn of the modern age of contentious public discourse.

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Wed., October 5, 2016
1:00 pm
(90 minutes)

Best of Enemies  

The Season 18 premiere features "Best of Enemies," about the heated debates between conservative William F. Buckley and liberal Gore Vidal that ABC News aired during its coverage of the 1968 Republican and Democratic presidential conventions in an effort to boost its paltry TV ratings. The disdain that the two felt for one another dripped from their every syllable and led the set-tos to become personal. The result: must-watch TV; and the dawn of the modern age of contentious public discourse.

Full Episodes

Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

Watch this film through November 4, 2019.

Indian Relay

Indian Relay

Watch this film through November 17, 2017.

The Graduates - The Boys

The Graduates - The Boys

Part Two of The Graduates

Los Graduados - Los Jóvenes

Los Graduados - Los Jóvenes

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Clips

"Crypto-Nazi" and Other Insults

"Crypto-Nazi" and Other Insults

Best of Enemies premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, October 3, 2016.

America Split at the Seams

America Split at the Seams

Best of Enemies premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, October 3, 2016.

Her Own Harshest Critic

Her Own Harshest Critic

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

Coaching Claressa

Coaching Claressa

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

Previews

Best of Enemies - Trailer

Best of Enemies - Trailer

Best of Enemies premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, October 3, 2016.

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold - Trailer

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold - Trailer

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.