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  1. In the News: The Latest on ITVS Programs

    February 3, 2010

     “The gutsy television company ITVS, which has embraced alternative distribution models for years, had three documentaries at Sundance this year. I wasn't able to see Laura Poitras's The Oath, about a Yemenite family, Al Qaeda, and Guantanamo Bay. My Perestroika offers fascinatingly differing accounts of how several Russian former high school

  2. John Antonelli Discusses Inspiration Behind Sam Cooke

    January 28, 2010

    The ITVS film Sam Cooke: Crossing Over recently premiered on American Masters on PBS. The film looks at the musical and political significance of composer, performer, and pioneering pop music entrepreneur Sam Cooke and the circumstances that led to his murder. Beyond the Box recently caught up with producer John Antonelli to discuss his interest in the

  3. ITVS Celebrates Black History Month

    January 27, 2010

    ITVS and PBS offers viewers the opportunity to explore the rich and vibrant history and cultural contributions of African Americans throughout the year, but this month offers a special slate of new and encore programs in honor of Black History Month. Independent Lens brings race to the forefront with four new films in February. Herskovits at the Heart of

  4. Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats &Rhymes Premiering Tonight on Independent Lens on PBS

    January 26, 2010

    "... a broad and eye-opening portrait of hip-hop masculinity." - The Washington Post Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes takes an in-depth look at machismo in rap music and hip-hop culture -- where creative genius, poetic beauty, and mad beats collide with misogyny, violence, and homophobia. Get broadcast listings and discover other films featured now

  5. Recent Talkback About Independent Lens

    January 20, 2010

    From Stephen Walker's critical and box office smash Young@Heart to an in-depth look behind the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, this season Independent Lens is rolling out a powerful selection of films that cover a wide range of issues related to the music industry. Check out some of the recent Talkback from viewers about films airing