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The American Experience
A documentary series from PBS -- an excellent resource for deepening an understanding of many important issues.
"POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) is television’s longest-running showcase for independent nonfiction films. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues."
Another documentary series that explores news investigations.
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. They conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other data-driven social science research. They do not take policy positions.
An incredibly valuable resource, the Pew Research Center provides information about issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.
Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.
On the Media
WNYC’s weekly investigation into how the media shapes our world view. Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield give you the tools to survive the media maelstrom.
Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight uses statistical analysis — hard numbers — to tell compelling stories about elections, politics, sports, science, economics and more
Gallup has studied human nature and behavior for more than 75 years. Its reputation for delivering relevant, timely, and visionary research on what people around the world think and feel is the cornerstone of the organization.
An independent, nonpartisan resource
on trends in American public opinion.
Public Agenda Online
An innovative public opinion research and public engagement organization that works to strengthen our democracy's capacity to tackle tough public policy issues. Its efforts,online, are focused on ensuring that the public's views are represented in decision-making.