POV1988 | TV Show
This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr (more…)
Premiered: July 5, 1988
Season 26, Episode 3 Herman's House
First Aired: July 8, 2013
The story of Louisiana prisoner Herman Wallace, who has been kept in solitary confinement since being accused and convicted of killing a guard in 1972, and art student Jackie Surnell, who in 2001 wrote and asked him what his dream house would look like. Her idea was to create an art installation that featured a full-size replica of his 6-foot-by-9-foot cell adjacent to the detailed plans of his idealized home. But she then sets out to actually build the home—a feat that may be beyond her means.