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Untested Rape Kits Exposed in HBO’s I Am Evidence

“You don’t have to think about doing the right thing. If you’re for the right thing, then you do it without thinking.” —Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). The late poet, activist Maya Angelou was sexually abused … Continue reading

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Sexual Assault and Dissent Timely Subjects of Hooligan Sparrow on PBS

“I never expected to be attacked by screaming mobs just for filming on the street,” recalled filmmaker Nanfu Wang.  “I never expected to be interrogated by national security agents, and that my family and friends would be harassed and threatened … 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 Central Park Five Debuts on PBS Tonight

Tonight, I encourage you to DVR the latest installment of Ready for Love, Dancing with the Stars or NCIS and turn your attention instead to The Central Park Five which debuts on PBS at 9:00 p.m. EDT (Check local listings). The Central … Continue reading

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Nora Ephron and The Invisible War

While I’ve been dragging my feet about how to frame my coverage of yet another powerful documentary about the U.S. military, I was shocked like many others to hear of Nora Ephron’s untimely death at 71.  No connection, you say?  Well, perhaps; … Continue reading

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