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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 10, Episode 11 Helvetica

First Aired: January 6, 2009

"Helvetica" explores the history of the popular Helvetica font, which was created in 1957 by Swiss typeface designer Max Miedinger, as well as the world of graphic design, detailing how different fonts affect the way people process words and the information imparted by them.