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Independent Lens

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Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.

Premiered: August 9, 1999

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 9, Episode 1 Wordplay

First Aired: October 16, 2007

The ninth season begins with “Wordplay,” a portrait of crossword-puzzle creators and enthusiasts, with a focus on New York Times crossword-puzzle editor Will Shortz. Included: comments by celebrity aficionados such as Jon Stewart, Ken Burns and Bill Clinton. Directed by Patrick Creadon.