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Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

The July 1995 heat wave in Chicago claimed 739 lives in a single week, and became the most traumatic heat wave in U.S. history..

Season 18

3 Oct. 2016
Best of Enemies
A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley.
16 Dec. 2016
Meet the Patels
Actor Ravi Patel, whose traditional Hindu parents are eager for him to find a mate, enters the semi-arranged marriage system in America.
16 Jan. 2017
What Was Ours
A tribal elder and Vietnam vet, who hasn't left the Wind River Indian Reservation in over 40 years, visits the underground archives of Chicago's Field Museum with two young Arapaho to explore ancestral objects kept in boxes for many years. Together they try to learn how these artifacts vanished from their tribe in the first place.
6 Feb. 2017
Birth of a Movement
The story of William Monroe Trotter, the nearly forgotten editor of a Boston black newspaper who tried to ban the controversial film The Birth of a Nation (1915).
19 Jun. 2017
Real Boy
A transgender teen works to repair a strained relationship with his family and forges a friendship with folk singer Joe Stevens.

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