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  1. PBS NewsHour & ITVS Host Live Chat on Egypt Today

    February 15, 2011

    HISTORIC CHANGES IN EGYPT: Lessons in Democracy, culture, technology Live Chat begins at 2pm EST / 11am PST <a href="" >Historic Changes in

  2. A Grassroots Effort Rallies Behind Public Television

    February 11, 2011

    UPCOMING CONGRESSIONAL VOTE THREATENS TO ELIMINATE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING  Every month, more than 170 million Americans use public radio, television and online services for news, education, arts and cultural content. That's a majority of the country. Over the next few days, Congress will take a critical vote to eliminate all federal

  3. Community Cinema Gears Up for February

    January 28, 2011

    Starting next week and throughout the month of February, Community Cinema will hold free preview screenings of  Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story in over 95 cities across the U.S. The documentary by filmmaker Daniel H. Birman, follows the story of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for murder at the age of 16. Me Facing Life challenges our

  4. ITVS Takes Engagement Behind Bars and into Schools

    September 24, 2010

    As we gear up for another season of Community Cinema, BTB is highlighting some recent coverage of how this program has been adapted to engage inmates in San Francisco and Los Angeles. These pilot initiatives are furthering our mission of reaching underserved communities, including the incarcerated. This past year, Community Cinema screenings were

  5. Filmmaking Couple Shed Light on Speaking in Tongues

    August 24, 2010

    The award-winning ITVS film, Speaking in Tongues, tells the stories of four diverse kids becoming bilingual in the public school system. Filmmakers Marcia Jarmel and her husband Ken Schneider, will present the documentary at a special screening and panel discussion hosted at KQED in San Francisco — Thursday, September 2nd (6:30 to 8:30 PM). Our idea in