America Divided season 1
America Divided season 1 episodes list:
Common returns to his hometown of Chicago, a city at the epicenter of national debates around police violence, racism and accountability. Teaming up with community activists and whistleblowers, he discovers a system in serious need of repair and a movement that yearns for reform, but he also finds a reason for hope.
Legendary TV producer Norman Lear explores the housing divide in New York City and discovers a record number of homeless people living in the shadows of luxury skyscrapers filled with apartments purposely being kept empty. Lear investigates the affordability crisis and the downside of gentrification by speaking with realtors, homeless people and city officials alike.
Rosario Dawson travels to Flint, Michigan to investigate the city's Water Crisis and how a government could allow its citizens to be poisoned. Her investigation leads to questions about specific policies and how they led not only to the Flint crisis, but to others in largely African American communities around the state.
Jesse Williams, actor and former school teacher, journeys to St. Petersburg, Florida to investigate how resegregation has threatened the student community and efforts being made to confront it. Once known for its beaches, it is now notorious for being the unlikely epicenter of the student achievement gap and school-to-prison pipeline.
In the 21st century, we're witnessing the withering of middle-class life in America and actor Peter Sarsgaard, whose own family has battled with drug addiction, investigates how Dayton, Ohio, once the very definition of industrial invention and middle-class America, has become the epicenter of a suicide and drug-related death epidemic due to social inequality and job loss.
Actress America Ferrera, whose parents and siblings are immigrants from Honduras, heads to Texas, the state with the longest border and home to 1.65 million undocumented immigrants. There she witnesses the difficulties facing Central American refugees living in the Rio Grande Valley where US Border Patrol checkpoints keep undocumented people hemmed-in and the American dream out of reach.
Comedian Zach Galifianakis travels to his home state of North Carolina to explore how it’s been transformed by political spending into a bellwether for how the money of an elite few has come to dominate our democracy. While there, Galifianakis investigates allegations that the current government's policies benefit only its wealthy backers and the impact this has on the general public.
Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning actress and producer Amy Poehler ventures into the world of the invisible women who help keep the California economy afloat: domestic workers. Poehler discovers that the economic issues transcend classes, affecting both employers and employees, in a situation where everyone works harder than they used to and are underpaid for their efforts.