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Tanya Daigle is married to a Desert Storm veteran. For her, the choice of when the United States goes to war is black and white...until she talks with veterans, listens to the candidates, and recognizes that her opinion would change if her husband was about to be sent off to war again.
Tanya and Elizabeth travel to North Carolina to discuss offshore drilling with those who are for it and some who are very opposed.
Tamara, a 5th-grade teacher from South Carolina, and Bert, a concerned parent from Maine, interview experts, highschool dropouts and stressed-out teachers in their search for answers to the problems of American public education.
Citizen journalist Tamara Briggman was raised in the projects in South Carolina and made her way out on her own. Together with her co-citizen journalist Elizabeth Gotsdiner, a white college student, Tamara travels to Michigan to investigate the current state of affirmative action and race relations in America.