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Independent Lens Programs

Independent Lens | Spies of Mississippi

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Watch Monday, February 10, 2014 at midnight | Learn about a spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi in the 50s-60s to preserve segregation.

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Independent Lens | The State of Arizona

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Watch Monday, January 27, 2014 at midnight | Witness the tense emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s struggle with illegal immigration.

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Independent Lens | Blood Brother

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Watch Monday, January 20, 2014 at midnight | Trace Rocky Braat’s journey from America to India, where he devotes his life to HIV-infected orphans.

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Independent Lens | At Berkeley

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Watch Monday, January 13, 2014 at midnight | Go back to school in Frederick Wiseman’s intimate and sprawling documentary about UC Berkeley.

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Independent Lens | The Invisible War

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Watch Monday, January 6, 2014 at midnight | Hear about the epidemic of rape and sexual assault within the ranks of the U.S. military.

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Independent Lens | How to Survive a Plague

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Watch Monday, December 30, 2013 at midnight | Follow two groups whose activism turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

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Independent Lens | Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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Watch Monday, December 23, 2013 at midnight | Hear the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered the world’s greatest sushi chef.

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Independent Lens | Playwright From Page to Stage

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Watch Monday, December 16, 2013 at midnight | See two young playwrights, African- and Indian-American, create a new language for the stage.

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Independent Lens | The Waiting Room: Let Me Down Easy

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Watch Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10pm | View the healthcare system through the eyes of those stuck in an ER waiting room in Oakland.

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Independent Lens | The Revolutionary Optimists

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Watch Monday, June 17, 2013 at midnight | Witness the transformation some of the poorest slums of Kolkata through the empowerment of children.

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Learn the story of how Theodore Roosevelt became our nation’s 26th president.

New York NOW: Education & History

Cuomo makes case for education bond act, skeptics remain Cuomo makes case for education bond act, skeptics remain
The November 4 ballot includes an amendment to borrow $2 billion dollars to buy new technology for school children, like iPads and other tablets. Fiscal watchdogs are ...

POV Documentary Blog

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This week, five different films screen in five cities throughout the US, covering topics such as politics, genocide, ...

American Masters

Juilliard: Marian Seldes on Teaching at Juilliard: An In Memoriam Tribute Juilliard: Marian Seldes on Teaching at Juilliard: An In Memoriam Tribute
Marian Seldes, a vital figure in New York theater, died October 6, 2014, in her Manhattan home. She was 86. Seldes was an enduring presence on the Broadway stage, nota...
The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.