30 Days

9:30pm Friday, September 23 on Prime

Documentary Series

On an Indian Reservation

Series creator Morgan Spurlock returns to discover what life is like for America’s most indigenous people: Native Americans. As he heads west to Navajo Nation near Window Rock in New Mexico, Morgan will realise just how little he knows about the issues facing this tribal culture.

9:30pm Friday, September 16 on Prime

Reality Series

Animal Rights

George Snedeker is an avid hunter who considers it much more than just a sport; to George, hunting is a way of life. George hunts mainly for deer meat and tries to use the entire animal in order not to be wasteful. He views himself as a conservationist, as he manages wild animal populations which enable them to thrive. For 30 Days, George will live in Los Angeles with vegan Melissa Karpel, 29, and her vegan family: parents Don and Madeline Karpel, and her sisters, Stephanie and Kimberly, who are 25-year-old twins.

Melissa is a Los Angeles Campaign Coordinator for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), a non-profit organization that fights for animal rights on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade and in the entertainment industry. George will participate in PETA initiatives including a demonstration at a popular fast food chain, work at a local farm animal rescue center, and meet with various organizations such as Last Chance for Animals, a non-profit group dedicated to animal rights.

9:30pm Friday, September 2 on Prime

Same Sex Parenting

Kati believes that children should be raised by a mother and a father, and not by same-sex parents. As the mother of two adopted sons, Kati believes that she has ample experience to determine what kind of environment is conducive to healthy, successful adoptions. In fact, Kati was adopted as an infant herself. For 30 Days, Kati will live in Ypsilanti, Michigan with domestic partners Dennis and Thomas Patrick, and their four adopted sons: Josh, 11; Paul, 8; Joey, 8; and Raul, 6. The Patrick’s have been together for 10 years, and in 2001, Thomas legally changed his last name to Patrick. Kati will attend church with the family, help the boys get ready for school each morning and talk candidly about her views on parenting and gay adoption as she observes how the Patrick’s parent their boys.

9:30pm Friday, August 26 on Prime

Documentary Series

30 Days In A Wheelchair

Ray played American football for Baylor University from 1984-88 before his National Football League draft in 1989. He won two Super Bowl rings in 1998 and 1999 as a starting member of the Denver Broncos. During his fourteen years in the NFL, he also played for the Detroit Lions and the Kansas City Chiefs. In 1991, Ray was on the field with the Detroit Lions when his teammate and friend, Mike Utley, was involved in a play that left him paralyzed from the chest down – an event that has not dissipated from Ray’s memory.

In fact, it is this incident that made Ray want to participate in a 30 Days experiment. For 30 days, Ray will live in a wheelchair and will rely on his mental discipline to keep his legs immobile. His home and his car will be retrofitted to accommodate his needs. Coaching duties for his son’s football team will continue and Ray will join the Texas Stampede, the wheelchair rugby team featuring players made famous in the documentary film Murderball. He will attend a weekly support group for paraplegics at the Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation and meet with a physical therapist to monitor any potential side effects.

9:30pm Friday, August 19 on Prime

Gun Nation

Tonight in 30 Days: Gun Nation, we’re introduced to Pia, who became a gun control advocate who has fought to pass stricter gun laws in the United States after learning that her friend had been killed by a schizophrenic man wielding a gun back in 1996. Pia believes that the world would be free from gun violence only by prohibiting the sale of guns to anyone outside of law enforcement and armed services. For 30 days, Pia will live in the heart of gun culture in the rural town of Leesburg, Ohio with gun enthusiast Ken Ekermeyer, 39, and his 15-year-old son Zach. Ken is an avid gun collector and rarely leaves home without his gun strapped to his side. Ken believes carrying a gun is his right guaranteed to every American by the Second Amendment.

As Pia struggles to understand the Ekermeyer’s beliefs and somewhat isolated way of life, she will work at a local gun store and experience what it is like to carry a gun in public, learn to handle and fire weapons and will introduce Ken to other gun control activists who have lost loved ones to gun violence.