The Project

“Exploring Immigration & The American Dream” exposes viewers to the complexities of legal immigration and its impact on population growth, the economy and other aspects of life today in the United States. Working with approximately 200 hours of interviews with well-known scholars, policy-makers, politicians and citizens confronted by immigration-related problems, Producer George Colburn has condensed this archive into seven digestible parts for easy viewing.

“Exploring Immigration” is sure to spark kaleidoscopic discussions in your home, the workplace, the classroom and beyond.

The seven part series is available for public viewing on this website.  Electronic Learning Modules for classroom use will be available in February 2019.


Contemporary Learning Systems, Inc.

Contemporary Learning SystemsContemporary Learning Systems, Inc. (CLS) is a 501(c)(3) company incorporated in 2008. Its primary purpose is the development, production and distribution of media-based educational programs. To learn more about Contemporary Learning Systems visit ContemporaryLearning.org.


About the Producer

George Colburn
Dr. George

Dr. Colburn is an independent producer of history-based documentary programs for Starbright Media Corporation, a company he founded in 1981, and President of Contemporary Learning Systems, Inc., a non-profit company he established in 2008 to develop media-based educational programming. A native of Highland Park, Michigan, he received his A.B. degree in history from Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, in 1959 and his Ph.D. in modern British political history from Michigan State University, East Lansing, in 1970. To Learn more about Dr. Colburn, visit GeorgeColburn.com.