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Independent Lens Programs

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Independent Lens | Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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

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

The Graduates/Los Graduados
The Graduates/Los Graduados

Watch Monday, October 28 and November 4, 2013 at midnight | Explore the many roots of the Latino dropout crisis.

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Independent Lens | The Waiting Room: Let Me Down Easy

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 | Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey

Watch Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 9pm | Follow the personal journey of Arnel Pineda, of the rock band Journey, on a whirlwind world tour.

The Powerbroker: Whitney Young and the Fight for Civil Rights
The Powerbroker: Whitney Young and the Fight for Civil Rights

Watch Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6pm on WMHT WORLD | This film follows the journey of Whitney M. Young, Jr. from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League.

The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.

New York NOW: Education & History

Study finds New Yorkers don't want school mergers

Governor Cuomo and the legislature approved a plan in the state budget to encourage local governments and schools to merge and share services over the next few years, in an attempt to lower propert...

POV Documentary Blog

Upcoming POV Screenings

'American Promise' and 'Neurotypical' take the lead this week, with screenings and discussions centering around social and emotional development happening throughout the nation. Check out our local...

American Masters

George Plimpton: Watch Excerpt: George Plimpton at the Helm of The Paris Review

"The Paris Review is maybe a spiritual hideout for George," reflects Terry McDonnell of Sports Illustrated. I think it was a place where he could do the highest level of his work in the way he wou...