The Game Changers
This Arise News Special took a historical look at the early days of professional basketball and how the Harlem Globetrotters not only dealt with racism but helped change the world of sports. Their story mirrors the civil rights struggle in America. It's important that these often overlooked heroes - celebrated ambassadors around the world, treated as second class citizens at home.

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Director / EP:  Alan Weiss
Design / Animation: Pierre Vilmenay


Ground Zero: The Unsung Heros
This Arise News Special, one-hour special reveals the little-known dangers and challenges rescue workers faced in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. It is also the story of the vital contribution made by the unlikely heroes of the rescue & recovery at Ground Zero - members of the construction trades.  Hosted by: Gary Anthony Ramsay, Debbye Turner Bell and Julian Phillips

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Director / EP:  Alan Weiss
Design / Animation: Pierre Vilmenay


FURGESON: From Anguish to Action
Arise News examines the stunning lack of indictment by the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri over the shooting death of 18 year old Michael Brown.  A decision that raises questions about the legal process in America. Especially when race is a factor.

Hosted by Debbye Turner Bell and Julian Phillips, This 90-minute “Town Hall” special - shot in front of a live studio audience - explores the events leading up to the grand jury decision not to indict Office Darren Wilson, as well as the reaction to that controversial decision. Participating in the wide-ranging discussion are some of the nation’s most prominent proponents of social justice.

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Director / EP:  Alan J. Weiss
Design / Animation: Pierre Vilmenay
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