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  1. In the News: ASK NOT Featured on NPR’s Fresh Air

    June 16, 2009

    From today's broadcast of Fresh Air on NPR: Alex Nicholson—a former Army human intelligence collector proficient in several foreign languages, including Arabic—was honorably discharged in 2002 under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, which bars the estimated 65,000 gay Americans serving in the U.S. military from acknowledging their relationships

  2. Watch ASK NOT Tonight on Independent Lens

    June 16, 2009

    As wars rage in the Middle East, the U.S. military is eager for more recruits––unless they happen to be openly gay. ASK NOT explores the tangled political battles that led to the infamous "don't ask, don't tell" policy and reveals the personal stories of gay Americans who serve in combat under a veil of secrecy. "[In the] PBS documentary ASK NOT, we meet

  3. In the News: The Latest on ITVS Programs

    June 8, 2009

    "[In the] PBS documentary ASK NOT, we meet ‘Perry,’ a young gay man from San Francisco who has enlisted in the Army and is bound for Iraq. His face is blurred to protect his identity, but his friends' faces are clear. They look scared—and perplexed: why is Perry risking his life for an Army that doesn't want him as he is?" Read full review >>"ASK NOT looks at

  4. ASK NOT Filmmaker Contest: Enter to Win an Apple iMac Computer

    June 2, 2009

    Who doesn’t like a contest? From now through June 30, WHYY-Philadelphia invites you to create a short film and share your views about the U.S. military’s "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the first-ever ASK NOT Amateur Filmmaker Contest. The winner will receive a 20-inch Apple iMac computer and will be featured on the Independent Lens Community Voices

  5. Watch LIONESS Tonight on Independent Lens

    June 2, 2009

    Tonight at 10:00 PM on Independent Lens on PBS (check local listings), a special encore presentation of LIONESS: How did five female Army support soldiers--mechanics, supply clerks and engineers--end up fighting alongside the Marines in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq War? Directors Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers give an