The Way We Get By

Recent Episodes

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

POV

During his 60-year career as an activist, Rustin formulated many of the strategies that propelled the movement. But his open sexuality forced him to remain in the background.

Getting Back to Abnormal

Getting Back to Abnormal

POV

A provocative mix of race, corruption and politics to tell the story of the re-election campaign of Stacy Head.

Homegoings

Homegoings

POV

Take an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community.

The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

POV

See Indonesian death-squad leaders dramatize their brutal deeds — as themselves and their victims.

120 min.

Koch

Koch

POV

View a portrait of blunt, funny, combative and egocentric three-term New York City mayor, Ed Koch.

90 min.

The Genius of Marian

The Genius of Marian

POV

Follow an emotionally complex story of one family’s struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer’s.

90 min.

Schedule

Saturday
1/31/15 1:30 PM
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Sunday
2/1/15 11:30 PM
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Monday
2/2/15 3:30 AM
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Monday
2/2/15 11:30 AM
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On call 24 hours a day for the past five years, a group of senior citizens has made history by greeting over 900,000 American troops at a tiny airport in Bangor, Maine. The Way We Get By is an intimate look at three of these greeters as they confront the universal losses that come with aging and rediscover their reason for living. Bill Knight, Jerry Mundy, and Joan Gaudet find the strength to overcome their personal battles and transform their lives through service. This inspirational and surprising story shatters the stereotypes of today's senior citizens as the greeters redefine the meaning of community.

 

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