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In this docuseries, comic W. Kamau Bell travels around America, using humor to confront some of the most difficult issues facing the country. For example, the African-American Bell attends a KKK rally to address issues of race and diversity. He also visits prisons, retirement homes, spring break parties and more.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on CNN
1 Season, 32 Episodes
April 24, 2016
Documentary & Biography
Cast: W. Kamau Bell
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United Shades of America Full Episode Guide

  • Kamau visits Philadelphia and Chester, Pa., to learn about the toxic man-made disasters that have polluted these communities for generations.

  • Kamau visits Milwaukee, the most segregated city in America, to better understand why living as a black person in America can be so challenging.

  • Kamau visits Salt Lake City, Utah, to explore the growing LGBTQ+ community living in the epicenter of the Mormon religion.

  • Kamau takes a look at Washington, D.C. through the eyes of residents who show him the vibrant culture that is distinct from the politics that surround it.

  • Kamau visits Jackson, Miss. to explore the divisive world of reproductive rights and reproductive justice, including abortion, sex education, and women's health.

  • Kamau meets members of the Hmong community brought to America after the Laotian Civil War forced their expulsion, and learns the multigenerational stories of loss, perseverance, and hope that make up their American journey.

  • While in and around Seattle, Kamau takes a look at different forms of activism that white people are using to combat America's history of white supremacy and the rise of extreme right wing groups across the country.

  • Kamau visits Dallas, TX-the home of the Megachurch, to find out what is creating the new face of Christianity today, in a city where church and state are far from separate.

  • W. Kamau Bell visits the islands of Hawaii.

  • W. Kamau Bell takes a trip up north to Canada to see if everything is truly as great as everyone says.

  • W. Kamau Bell heads down south to debunk some myths while also retracing his family roots with his father.

  • W. Kamau Bell takes a trip up north to Canada to see if everything is truly as great as everyone says.

  • W. Kamau Bell meets with people with physical disabilities.

  • W. Kamau Bell visits the coast of South Carolina to meet the Gullah Geechee people.

  • W. Kamau Bell unravels the stereotypes of one of the most misunderstood religions in America, Sikhism.

  • W. Kamau Bell heads to the U.S. Mexico border to find out what life is like for the people who live there.

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