Independent Lens

  • 1999
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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

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WNET Reinstates POV, Independent Lens After Viewers Rally

Local New York station WNET has changed its mind and put PBS' new episodes of documentary showcases Independent Lens and POV back on its schedule after previously deciding to remove them from their Mondays at 10 p.m. time slot, PBS announced Monday.… Read more

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A Ballerina's Tale
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Chuck Norris vs. Communism
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Desert of Forbidden Art
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Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities(Season 19, Episode 10) PBS

The pivotal role that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in shaping American history, culture and national identity.

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The history and cultural fabric of Baltimore is explored through the lens of the city's rat infestation.

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  • Premiered: August 9, 1999
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films. (more)

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