Tag Archives: Independent Lens

Tower Debuts on PBS and Revisits Austin Massacre

“If I could see the top of the tower, then the sniper could see me,” says Ray Martinez, former Austin, Texas, patrolman, as he recalls the chain of events that thrust him into the line of fire during America’s first mass … Continue reading

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Touching Take on Twin Sisters Debuts on PBS

It’s not every day that you get to see the work of a Norwegian documentary filmmaker on American TV, but tonight I encourage you to jump at the chance to catch the U.S. broadcast premiere of Twin Sisters on Independent Lens (PBS, Monday, October 20, 2014, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET. … Continue reading

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Bully Bows on PBS

The statistics are staggering– “more than 13 million American kids will be bullied this year”–but not surprising, given the expanded reach available to perpetrators via social media.  I’m sure it took much soul-searching and courage on the part of the children, their … Continue reading

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The Invisible War Debuts Monday Night on PBS

Tomorrow night, the PBS series Independent Lens will host the broadcast premiere of a documentary I first covered during its theatrical release last summer (FrontRowCenter, July 2012).   Given the horrifying jump in sexual assaults in the military (current statistics were released by the … Continue reading

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The House I Live In Needs Repair

There are no easy answers to why America’s so-called “war on drugs” has been a failure, but filmmaker Eugene Jarecki’s new documentary, The House I Live In, raises enough pertinent questions and points enough fingers to fill half-a-dozen films. As a result, … Continue reading

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Solar Mamas Light the Way on Independent Lens

As we approach the pivotal outcome of a Presidential election that could dramatically alter the future of women’s rights in this country, especially with regard to abortion, contraception and general health care, please take the time to revisit the candidates’ platforms on … Continue reading

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Independent Lens Premieres Powerful Doc on Memorial Day

In light of the drastic funding cuts recently announced by the National Endowment for the Arts, it’s more important than ever to support such hard hit PBS series as Independent Lens, P.O.V. and American Masters.  Independent Lens, produced by ITVS in … Continue reading

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