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My Democracy

Voting is how we express our political opinions and make our voices heard. But not everyone votes and not everyone has the right to vote. The act of voting is only one part of participating in democracy - practicing citizenship is also about showing up at local government meetings and taking part in the decisions that impact our communities. These films look at democracy on the ground level from voter registration to political activism and direct participation in policy making. Followed by Q&A with "TODAY" and MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin and the filmmakers.

Start: Mon Oct 8th 5:30pm

End: Mon Oct 8th 6:55pm

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E Pluribus Unum

To become American Citizens, applicants must learn about the complicated history of America - a story that draws people to our shores despite great risks. For those who arrive, not all is what they expected. There’s the tangled web of making bail for those who are caught crossing illegally. For those who live here without documentation, there is the constant fear of deportation. These films examine the story of coming to America under the most dangerous circumstances. Followed by Q&A with MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff and the filmmakers.

Start: Mon Oct 8th 6:00pm

End: Mon Oct 8th 7:20pm

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Making It Work

Poverty is more than just a lack of money. It the shortage of basic needs like food and shelter. It is living in fear of daily violence. For many, it is the absence of opportunity. And when children are trapped in poverty, the stakes are even higher. These films look at how people make it work on the margins and how compassionate adults are giving children hope when the odds are stacked against them. Followed by Q&A with NBC News correspondent Harry Smith and the filmmakers.

Start: Mon Oct 8th 6:30pm

End: Mon Oct 8th 7:50pm

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Surviving After Service

Members of the military face intense pressure and danger in the line of duty. When they return from service, the emotional scars of war often remain. Followed by Q&A with NBC News political director, moderator of "Meet the Press" and host of MSNBC's "MTP Daily" Chuck Todd and the filmmakers.

Start: Mon Oct 8th 7:00pm

End: Mon Oct 8th 8:05pm

The Land I Love

For many people, their home isn’t just a house. It’s the land that has been in their family for generations. It’s the environment they try to protect and the way of life they hope to preserve. And when these homes are put in danger, people must decide how to respond and adapt. These films examine how homes reflect who we are, our likes and dislikes, as well as our struggles and triumphs. Followed by Q&A with NBC News chief White House correspondent and "MSNBC Live" anchor Hallie Jackson and the filmmakers.

Start: Mon Oct 8th 7:30pm

End: Mon Oct 8th 8:45pm

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Active Shooters

After a year of high-profile shootings, people across the nation are asking why this problem continues. But in the aftermath of a shooting, there is more than just the national debate over regulation guns. Communities affected by gun violence grieve and ask why it had to happen in their hometown. School administrators look at how to prevent a shooting from ever occurring in their buildings. And federal authorities must figure out how to track the guns used in crimes. These films bring viewers to the front lines of the gun debate. Followed by Q&A with NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent and host of MSNBC's "Kasie DC" Kasie Hunt and the filmmakers.

Start: Mon Oct 8th 8:00pm

End: Mon Oct 8th 9:15pm

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On The Ballot

With all of the rhetoric and arguments on Capitol Hill and in the White House, it can be easy to forget that policy issues affect real people across the country. From #MeToo, to the debate on Black Lives Matter, to the question of how an aging population will thrive, policy debates have real-world impacts in communities across the country. These films look at how these national hot-button issues are viewed and dealt with on a local level. Followed by Q&A with NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" Andrea Mitchell and the filmmakers.

Start: Mon Oct 8th 8:30pm

End: Mon Oct 8th 9:50pm

Do We Belong?

The American Dream, military service, running for office - each of these things make up the quilt of America. But just because you live here, doesn't mean you're on the inside. These films look at what it means to be an American while simultaneously being made to feel like you are the “other” in society. How can you feel like you belong when everyone around you says you don’t? Followed by Q&A with NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker and the filmmakers.

Start: Mon Oct 8th 9:00pm

End: Mon Oct 8th 10:10pm

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