On the box


Mister President — Examines the film and television phenomenon that has made "stars" of the men and women who work in the Oval Office. SBS, Friday, October 31, 7.30pm.

Dateline — Reports on some of the key battleground US states, and whether Barack Obama has the support of African Americans. SBS, Sunday, November 2, 10am.

First Australians — In the final episode, losing control of the land has the most devastating impact on the first Australians. SBS, Sunday, November 2, 8.35pm.

9/11: The Third Tower — Investigates the collapse of a third tower at the World Trade Centre on 9/11. ABC, Monday, November 3, 11.35pm.

Brook Andrew

Sydney artist Brook Andrew is among the growing group of Aboriginal artists challenging the stereotypical image of Indigenous art. ABC, Tuesday, November 4, 2.50am.

The End of Marriage? — Why are we no longer getting married? Is it because we are scared of divorce or because marriage has become a devalued or archaic institution? SBS, Tuesday, November 4, 7.30pm.

Mr Firth Goes to Washington — Satirical documentary from Charles Firth (The Chaser, CNNNN) who goes to Washington in the hope of scoring an exclusive meeting with President George Bush. SBS, Tuesday, November 4, 8.30pm.

The War Briefing — The new US president will inherit some of the greatest foreign policy challenges in history: an overstretched military, frayed alliances and wars on two fronts. SBS, Tuesday November 4, 10pm.

Election Day — Forget the pie charts, colour-coded maps and hyperventilating pundits, what's the grassroots experience of voters in today's USA? SBS, Tuesday, November 4, 11pm.

Infamous Victory: Ben Chifley's Battle for Coal — Shows how Labor Party leader Ben Chifley ratted on organised labour by sending troops to break the miners' strike in 1949. ABC, Thursday, November 6, 8.30pm.

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