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  1. Hey Teachers! You’ll Dig This

    May 13, 2010

    If you’re a teacher, we know times are tough. You are struggling to enrich your classroom, but beset on all sides by budget cuts, growing class sizes, and a dearth of basic supplies. Fear not – the new will help you find free (yes free) standards-based resources for your classroom that will engage and inform your students in new and innovative

  2. A Filmmaker Transformed by Her Subject

    May 7, 2010

    Filmmaker Leslie Wiener-Legrand (Teacher, premiering May 9 on Global Voices on PBS WORLD, check local listings) went to Ho Chi Minh City fully intending to make a travel documentary about Vietnam for the Lonely Planet franchise. But as she spent time in the city scouting out locales to highlight for prospective tourists, she found it ever more difficult to

  3. In The News: The Latest on ITVS Programs

    April 9, 2010

    [Werner Herzog] the last of the great auteur directors voices the role of a plastic grocery bag in [Plastic Bag], a philosophical short film by much-tipped director Ramin Bahrani. Read now >> Old men with energy, high spirits and full capacities are inherently charming, and Pei, who has charmed his way across the planet and left a huge imprint on it,

  4. Recent Talkback About Independent Lens

    April 2, 2010

    Always thought-provoking, sometimes controversial, Independent Lens brings you documentaries, dramas, shorts and Web-exclusive projects made by independent thinkers. Check out some of the recent Talkback from viewers about films that aired in March. The Eyes of Me "I was studying and watching this for inspiration for a research paper the other

  5. Whatever It Takes Premiering Tonight on Independent Lens on PBS

    March 30, 2010

    "The Week's Guide to What's Worth Watching: In Whatever It Takes, Edward Tom gave up an executive post at Saks Fifth Avenue for a far-lower-paying job as principal of a small public high school in the South Bronx. Cameras follow him through his first year as he struggles to deal with its challenges, epitomized by a failing 14-year-old girl whose mother is a