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  1. Women and Girls Lead Takes Off at PBS Annual Meeting

    May 20, 2011

    Women and Girls Lead, the multi-year public media campaign to amplify the voices of women and girls worldwide, officially lifted off Thursday. The campaign was launched during a breakfast hosted by ITVS and CPB during this week's PBS Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis and CPB President and CEO Patricia Harrison broke

  2. From “Television’s Independent Voice” to “Public Media’s”

    May 17, 2011

    Sally Jo Fifer explains why the times call for a new tagline.  Since 1991, the work and mission of ITVS has been reflected in our simple tagline: “Television’s Independent Voice.”  Twenty years later, after careful consideration, we have made a small but important change, becoming “Public Media’s Independent Voice.” The most obvious reason for this

  3. Fighting for the Public Square

    May 4, 2011

    Sally Jo Fifer explains why — now more than ever — our democracy depends on the in-depth, diverse, and nuanced stories of independent filmmakers.  Beyond the Box trumpets the work of independent filmmakers, and rightly so. Amid the posts, an occasional report from the organization about the organization seems in order — and not just because ITVS is

  4. CPB Launches New Initiative to Fight American Dropout Rate

    May 3, 2011

    CPB, in partnership with America’s Promise Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, launched the American Graduate Tuesday in D.C. — a significant new initiative to combat the dropout epidemic in the U.S. Independent Lens host America Ferrera was on hand to discuss ways Public Media can play a meaningful role in education.  Tuesday’s

  5. Survey Says: Support Public Broadcasting

    March 1, 2011

    Bipartisan survey shows public’s overwhelming opposition to proposed cuts A national survey undertaken by the bipartisan polling firms of Hart Research and American Viewpoint indicates overwhelming public opposition (69% to 27%) to proposals to eliminate government funding of public broadcasting, with voters across the political spectrum