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  1. Copyright Criminals Premiering Tonight on Independent Lens on PBS

    January 19, 2010

    "What's the difference between creative 'borrowing' and outright theft? The Independent Lens documentary Copyright Criminals offers a thought-provoking discussion of the subject filtered through a history of hip-hop 'sampling' culture." - United Features Syndicate Can you own a sound? As hip-hop rose from the streets of New York to become a

  2. In the News: The Latest on ITVS Programs

    January 19, 2010

    Chicago Public Radio gives an in-depth look at the upcoming Independent Lens broadcast of Garbage Dreams, which also screened at the Chicago Cultural Center as part of Community Cinema. For decades, a group of people known as the “Zabaleen”, Arabic for “garbage people”, have been Cairo’s unofficial trash collectors, sorters and recyclers. They

  3. Video Interview with Bob Cilman and Steve Martin of Young@Heart

    January 13, 2010

    Bob Cilman, the director of the Young@Heart Chorus, and Steve Martin, a chorus member, stopped by the ITVS offices yesterday -- on the day of the television premiere of Young@Heart on Independent Lens on PBS. In the video below, they talk about what it was like to participate in screenings across the country as part Community Cinema and what they hope people

  4. Young@Heart Premiering Tonight on Independent Lens on PBS

    January 12, 2010

    “[Young@Heart] offers an encouraging vision of old age in which the depression commonly associated with decrepitude is held at bay by music making, camaraderie and a sense of humor.” - The New York Times We’re kicking off a month dedicated to music on Independent Lens –– four films in four weeks about the power of music to shape and enhance our lives. Tune in

  5. Sam Cooke: Crossing Over: Tonight on American Masters on PBS

    January 11, 2010

    “What to Watch Monday: American Masters opens with a profile of the soul titan Sam Cooke. A highlight: Lou Rawls explaining how touring gospel singers (like Mr. Cooke, early in his career) 'got over good' — even better than R&B and jazz musicians — because of their wholesome reputations." - The New York Times In 1958, when Sam Cooke crossed over from