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  1. Women’s Voices Rising

    June 6, 2011

    Here is a startling fact: the number of women in prison in the United States has increased by 800 percent over the last three decades. It’s a disturbing trend — but fortunately there are some inspiring individuals and organizations out there working to reverse it.Community Works, one of our educational partners for Community Classroom, is among them.

  2. Look Who’s Tweeting Now…

    June 3, 2011

    ITVS Education Manager Annelise Wunderlich profiles one of our newest followers on Twitter: Teresa Ann Isaac, the former mayor of Lexington, Kentucky and a major advocate of women’s leadership. We met Teresa Ann Isaac via Twitter, when she messaged about the live chat we co-hosted with PBS NewsHour last month on Bhutto and women’s leadership. Turns

  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. Geena Davis Expects Women and Girls to Lead

    June 2, 2011

    Oscar-winning Actor Geena Davis helped launch ITVS' Women and Girls Lead campaign at the PBS Annual meeting in Orlando, FL. Here, Davis describes why she has so much faith in the power of public media and the power of women and girls. During the conference, Davis discussed her own work on gender discrimination in media, as well as ITVS' multi-year

  5. ITVS in the News

    May 31, 2011

    A sampling of coverage from The New York Times, indieWIRE, NPR and more… New York Times: A TV Project Planned on Female Leadership The Independent Television Service and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are teaming up for a three-year, 50-film project called “Women and Girls Lead,” which will put a documentary spotlight on leadership roles of