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ITVS Wins Five News & Documentary Emmys ITVS Wins Five News & Documentary Emmys
by TV News Desk - October 06, 2017

Five ITVS documentaries, four for Independent Lens and one for POV, received News & Documentary Emmy Awards, it was announced today at the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.... (more...)
THIS IS US, HAMILTON Albums and KPBS San Diego Honored by SAG-AFTRA THIS IS US, HAMILTON Albums and KPBS San Diego Honored by SAG-AFTRA
by BWW News Desk - October 04, 2017

SAG-AFTRA today announced the recipients for its third SAG-AFTRA American Scene Awards: Twentieth Century Fox Television for This Is Us, Atlantic Music Group for Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) and The Hamilton Mixtape, as well as the San Diego State University Research Foundation for KP... (more...)
Chasing Trane Opens INDEPENDENT LENS New Season on PBS This November Chasing Trane Opens INDEPENDENT LENS New Season on PBS This November
by TV News Desk - September 05, 2017

The award-winning PBS series INDEPENDENT LENS opens its new season on Monday, November 6 with Chasing Trane, John Scheinfeld's portrait of jazz great John Coltrane, featuring Denzel Washington speaking the words of Coltrane.... (more...)
Latino Public Broadcasting Presents 6 New Films for Hispanic Heritage Month Latino Public Broadcasting Presents 6 New Films for Hispanic Heritage Month
by TV News Desk - August 31, 2017

Six new films from Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) will premiere on public television's WORLD Channel in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 (September 15-October 15).... (more...)
VIETNAM Documentary & More Among PBS's Fall 2017 Schedule VIETNAM Documentary & More Among PBS's Fall 2017 Schedule
by TV News Desk - July 12, 2017

PBS today announced its fall 2017 lineup, as well as the January 2018 broadcast of TONY BENNETT: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE, a PBS music special taping this fall to honor the singer, this year's recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.... (more...)
Roadtrip Nation and University of Maryland University College to Premiere Cybersecurity Documentary “Life Hackers” Roadtrip Nation and University of Maryland University College to Premiere Cybersecurity Documentary “Life Hackers”
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2017

Roadtrip Nation, renowned for its New York Times best-selling career guide and award-winning documentary television series, announced today that its new one-hour cybersecurity documentary 'Life Hackers' will air on American Public Television stations nationally starting on June 15, 2017. Distributed... (more...)
THEY CALL US MONSTERS Premieres on PBS' Independent Lens 5/22 THEY CALL US MONSTERS Premieres on PBS' Independent Lens 5/22
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2017

They Call Us Monsters goes behind the walls of the Compound, a high-security facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals. To their advocates, they're kids. To the system, they're adults.... (more...)
OJ: MADE IN AMERICA Among Winners of Peabody Documentary Awards; Full List OJ: MADE IN AMERICA Among Winners of Peabody Documentary Awards; Full List
by TV News Desk - April 18, 2017

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors revealed today 12 winners in the Documentary category for programs released in 2016.... (more...)
POV's 30th Season on PBS to Premiere 6/26 POV's 30th Season on PBS to Premiere 6/26
by TV News Desk - April 13, 2017

Our country—and world—is divided, or so say the talking heads and headlines. As newsfeeds and timelines update in rapid-fire succession and phones buzz with ever-constant breaking news, POV's 30th season steps in, presenting powerful stories from the unseen and unheard, and from seemingly distant an... (more...)
The Power of Dance & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN The Power of Dance & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - March 27, 2017

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5:30 p.m. on NJTV, 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN and 7 p.m. on WLIW21. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast.... (more...)
Tribeca Film Festival Announces Tribeca TV 2017 Lineup Tribeca Film Festival Announces Tribeca TV 2017 Lineup
by TV News Desk - March 23, 2017

The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced the lineup for the second annual television festival, Tribeca TV, featuring a mix of world premieres of some of the most talked-about new series/... (more...)
Documentary 'The Last Laugh' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/24 Documentary 'The Last Laugh' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/24
by TV News Desk - March 17, 2017

The Last Laugh is a documentary based on the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it?... (more...)
PBS/Independent Lens to Air Acclaimed Documentary NEWTOWN, 4/3 PBS/Independent Lens to Air Acclaimed Documentary NEWTOWN, 4/3
by TV News Desk - February 28, 2017

On December 14, 2012, a disturbed young man committed a horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that took the lives of 20 elementary school children and six educators.... (more...)
Award-Winning Film THE BAD KIDS Premieres on PBS 3/20 Award-Winning Film THE BAD KIDS Premieres on PBS 3/20
by TV News Desk - February 21, 2017

Winner of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award for Vérité Filmmaking,The Bad Kids premieres on Independent Lens Monday, March 20, 2017, 10:00-11:30 PM ET (check local listings) on PBS.... (more...)
Sneak Peek - TOWER Premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS on PBS, Today Sneak Peek - TOWER Premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS on PBS, Today
by BWW News Desk - February 14, 2017

Directed by Keith Maitland, the film premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS Today, February 14, 2017, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS.... (more...)
Sneak Peek - TOWER Premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS on PBS, 2/14 Sneak Peek - TOWER Premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS on PBS, 2/14
by TV News Desk - January 30, 2017

Directed by Keith Maitland, the film premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS.... (more...)
Filmrise Acquires Exclusive Worldwide Distribution Rights to SUPERGIRL Filmrise Acquires Exclusive Worldwide Distribution Rights to SUPERGIRL
by Movies News Desk - January 23, 2017

FilmRise on Friday announced its acquirement of the exclusive worldwide rights to SUPERGIRL. The film will screen at Slamdance 2017 tomorrow, Saturday, January 21st and Tuesday, January 24th.... (more...)
PBS Announces Highlights of Black History Month Programming PBS Announces Highlights of Black History Month Programming
by TV News Desk - January 17, 2017

To honor Black History Month, and as part of its commitment to celebrate the diversity of America year-round, PBS kicks off a new year with documentaries and specials that highlight the African-American experience... (more...)
Remembering MLK Jr. & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN Remembering MLK Jr. & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - January 13, 2017

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast.... (more...)
Meet the Real 'Mad Men' on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN Meet the Real 'Mad Men' on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - January 06, 2017

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast.... (more...)
PBS Loos at Past and Present of Nuclear World with Special Programming PBS Loos at Past and Present of Nuclear World with Special Programming
by TV News Desk - December 22, 2016

How can we safely contain some of the deadliest, most long-lasting substances on earth? What happens when weapons built to deter slip from our control? And why is a simple rock-uranium- the most powerful substance on Earth?... (more...)
Documentary NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU to Premiere on PBS, Today Documentary NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU to Premiere on PBS, Today
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2016

The first documentary about the 94-year-old television legend, AMERICAN MASTERS --NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU, premieres nationwide Today, October 25... (more...)
PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', Today PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', Today
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2016

Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom.... (more...)
PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', 10/25 PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', 10/25
by TV News Desk - October 05, 2016

Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom.... (more...)