Press Releases

  1. Beyond the Fire: Teen Experiences of War / An Electric Shadows ITVS Interactive Project

    October 13, 2004

    (San Francisco, CA)—War, in all its forms, affects children the most dramatically. In the last decade alone, two million children were killed by war, four million were disabled, six million wounded, twelve million rendered homeless, and one million orphaned. Hundreds of thousands serve as child soldiers or as sex slaves. Across the globe an estimated 25

  2. Be Good, Smile Pretty Wins Best Documentary Emmy

    September 14, 2004

    Contact: Mary Lugo 770/623-8190 lugo@negia.net Cara White 843/881-1480 carapub@aol.com Randall Cole 415/356-8383 randall_cole@itvs.org Wilson Ling 415/356-8383 wilson_ling@itvs.org (San Francisco, CA) – An Independent Lens film, Tracy Droz Tragos's BE GOOD, SMILE PRETTY has won the Best Documentary Emmy from the National Television Academy

  3. ITVS Names New Director of Communications

    September 14, 2004

    CONTACT: Randall Cole, 415-356-8383, ext. 254 Wilson Ling, 415-356-8383, ext. 231 (San Francisco, California)— The Independent Television Service (ITVS) announced that Jim Sommers has assumed the role of director of communications for the organization. Sommers has been employed with ITVS in San Francisco for four years. In his most recent

  4. Susan Sarandon to Host Independent Lens

    September 9, 2004

    Contact: Mary Lugo at 770/623-8190/lugo@negia.net Cara White at 843/881-1480/carapub@aol.com Randall Cole at 415/356-8383 x254/randall_cole@itvs.org Wilson Ling at 415/356-8383 x231/wilson_ling@itvs.org (San Francisco, CA) — The Independent Television Service (ITVS) today announced that Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon,

  5. Afghanistan Unveiled

    September 1, 2004

    Contact: Mary Lugo 770/623-8190 lugo@negia.net Cara White 843/881-1480 carapub@aol.com Randall Cole 415/356-8383 randall_cole@itvs.org Wilson Ling415/356-8383wilson_ling@itvs.org Program companion website, visit www.pbs.org/afghanistanunveiled (San Francisco, CA) — Created as the culmination of a unique training program for Afghan