Public TV Documentaries Lead the Way on Racial Diversity

With Independent Lens,, PBS led the way on racial diversity. 30% of its documentaries had at least one minority director, contrasted with HBO, whose documentaries had 13%.

— Indie Wire


Two new PBS films to help families with specific issues

This fall, PBS will be presenting a special series from Independent Lens. The two films in the series are about families. The first film will address the very difficult topic of bullying and the second film will present a special type of love that twins have – even when separated at birth!

— Examiner.com


PBS Teases Independent Lens Series With TV Premiere of Bully

PBS will air Bully, the much-discussed 2011 documentary that tracks a year in the life of bullied American kids, as the opener for its "Independent Lens" series.

— Indie Wire


Spike Lee helps a film student face his past

When a film student decided to revisit his criminal teenage past, he found a powerful ally in filmmaker Spike Lee.

— Denver Post


The New Black

When race, religion, and LGBT identity collide.

— Out Smart Magazine


PBS Premieres God Loves Uganda on Independent Lens Tonight

One of the most acclaimed documentaries of the year, God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry.

— Broadway World


American Evangelicals Persecute Gays in Uganda: A Frightening PBS Expose

The documentary tracks how Evangelical Christian missionaries from the United States supported and help push through The Anti-Homosexuality Act in the Ugandan legislature.

— Examiner.com


In a Blaze of Confusion

Documentaries don’t come more sparse or more disturbing than Let the Fire Burn, Jason Osder’s examination of the disastrous confrontation between the police and the radical group MOVE in Philadelphia in May 1985.

— New York Times


Essay: A Fragile Trust shows irresponsibility behind Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal

The morning of April 26, 2003, started badly. And it got worse.

— Washington Post


A Fragile Trust, TV review

New report on Jayson Blair case looks at the issues behind a newspaper's weakness against deception

— New York Daily News