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Independent Lens | A Path Appears

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Watch Mondays, January 26 - February 9, 2015 at 10pm | Three-part series about activists fighting gender oppression in the U.S. and the world. 

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Independent Lens | Evolution of a Criminal

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Watch Monday, January 12, 2015 at 10pm | Seventeen years after serving his sentence for a bank robbery, follow Darius Clark Monroe as he faces the people affected by his actions.

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Independent Lens | Detropia

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Watch Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7pm on WORLD | Learn how Detroit residents are ready to create a radically new post-industrial city.

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Independent Lens | Medora

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Watch Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6:30pm on WORLD | Follow a down-but-not-out basketball team whose struggles parallel its town’s fight for survival.

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Independent Lens | Rich Hill

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Watch Monday, January 5, 2015 at midnight on WMHT TV | Witness the challenges, hopes and dreams of three boys in an economically depressed Missouri town.

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Independent Lens | How to Survive a Plague

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Watch Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:30pm on WORLD | Follow two groups whose activism turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

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Independent Lens | Brakeless

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Watch Monday, October 27, 2014 at midnight | Examine the Japanese pursuit of efficiency, even at the expense of safety.

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Independent Lens | Twin Sisters

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Watch Monday, October 20, 2014 at midnight | Examine the inextricable bond between adopted twins reared apart.

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Independent Lens | Precious Knowledge

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Watch Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7pm on WORLD | Ethnic Chauvinism or Modern Civil Rights Struggle?

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Independent Lens | Facing the Storm: The Story of the American Bison

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Watch Friday, August 29, 2014 at 6pm & 9pm on WORLD | The history of human relations with the largest land mammal on the continent.

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

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New Regents Chancellor Expresses Doubt in Worth of Current Standardized Tests

The newly elected Chancellor to the Board of Regents, Betty Rosa , expressed grave doubts about the state’s use of...

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