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How to Have an American Baby

Season 36 Episode 3614 | 1hr 54m 35s

How to Have an American Baby is a kaleidoscopic voyage into the shadow economy that caters to Chinese tourists who travel to the US to give birth in order to obtain citizenship for their babies. Told through a series of intimately observed vignettes, the story of a hidden global economy emerges–depicting the fortunes and tragedies that befall the ordinary people caught in its web.

Aired: 12/10/23 | Expires: 03/11/24
Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, Reva & David Logan Foundation, the Open Society Foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding comes from Nancy Blachman and David desJardins, Bertha Foundation, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Charitable Trust, Park Foundation, Sage Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Chris and Nancy Plaut, Abby Pucker, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee and public television viewers. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.
Extras
When a reclusive man is found dead, Alphy and Geordie discover a shocking revelation.
Geordie, Larry, Alphy, and Miss Scott discuss the main suspect in a new case: Sam.
When a reclusive man is found dead, Alphy and Geordie discover a shocking revelation.
Geordie interrupts Alphy and Mrs. C. to deliver some unexpected news about a new case.
When a woman known by Alphy goes missing, he and Geordie race to find the answers.
Filmed over 34 years, two families struggle to survive in a changing American economy.
A woman is found dead at the scene of a car crash, but the accident didn’t kill her.
A woman is found dead at the scene of a car crash, but the accident didn’t kill her.
Alphy and Geordie’s murder investigation uncovers a tangled web of betrayal and deceit.
The gang ventures to village hall to learn about the Roman skeleton recently discovered in town.
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