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  1. Independent Lens Takes on TCA!

    July 20, 2012

    Over the course of the next two weeks, journalists and television critics will be flocking to the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles for the biannual Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour in Los Angeles for a chance to preview upcoming programs from major broadcast and cable networks. This weekend, PBS is prominently featuring Independent Lens

  2. You Be the Judge: The 2011 Independent Lens Audience Award

    June 22, 2011

    Voting for the Independent Lens audience award closes Tuesday, June 28.  It's a wrap!  The ninth season of Independent Lens is in the can, and what a fantastic season it was. We had nine months of eye-opening, jaw-dropping, gut-wrenching, and mind-blowing films. Now its the audience's chance to vote for the films they liked the best. Voting for the 2011

  3. Nicholas Kristof’s Reports for Half The Sky Underway

    June 2, 2011

    The New York Times op-ed columnist is behind the recently announced primetime television special Half The Sky, which premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens in fall 2012.Last month, BTB unveiled ITVS and CPB’s investment in Half The Sky, a primetime television special and multi-platform project based on New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl

  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. America Ferrera Celebrates Earth Day

    April 22, 2011

    The Independent Lens host wishes everyone a happy and healthy Earth DayWe all do our best to recycle, compost, and try to be thoughtful about what and how we consume. But there's more to being green than hybrids and food scraps. It takes real commitment — both individual and collective. Join Independent Lens and this year’s host America Ferrera for