ITVS in the News

Posted on March 13, 2012

A sampling of coverage from Current, The Huffington Post, and more …

Current: Indie docs lose viewers, carriage as they're moved to Thursdays The shift of Independent Lens from Tuesdays to Thursdays this season has created ratings and carriage woes for the indie-doc showcase and highlighted two often-conflicting objectives of programmers: winning larger audiences by serving highly value loyal viewers, and getting more diverse and sometimes daring programming into the public TV lineup. 

The Mary Sue: Thanks, They’ll Be Here All Month: Free Online Film Fest Celebrates Real Women What does Shadya Zoabi, a 17-year-old Arab-Muslim karate champion from Israel, have in common with Wangari Maathai, the first African woman and environmentalist to win the Nobel Peace Prize? Both of them share their stories in free online documentaries this month as part of ITVS’ Women and Girls Lead Film Festival 

The Huffington Post: Stunning New Alzheimer's Documentary to Air on PBS March 29 This 55-minute riveting film grabbed my attention immediately and held it through the final scene. When it ended I felt sad -- not because of the subject matter but because I wanted to spend more time with this unique and endearing woman with whom I'd fallen in love. I missed her, so I turned around and watched the entire movie again. Mark March 29 on your calendar. You don't want to miss this film on PBS. 

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