POV Episodes

1988, TV Show

Episode Detail: Boomtown - POV

Following Native American operators of legal fireworks stands during the monthlong runup to Fourth of July 1999 on Bainbridge Island, Wash. The hour also explores how these entrepreneurs keep their feet---and their identities---in both the Indian and non-Indian worlds (“We walk on both sides at all times,” says Nic Armstrong, whose father, Bennie, is the tribal chairman of the Suquamish nation). As for the fireworks selling, it's an important component of the local economy, and it's a small business, with all the risk that entails.

Episodes: POV (305)

9/8/2014: The Genius of Marian    Season 27, Episode 11
9/1/2014: After Tiller    Season 27, Episode 10
8/25/2014: Big Men    Season 27, Episode 9
8/18/2014: A World Not Ours    Season 27, Episode 8
8/4/2014: 15 to Life: Kenneth's Story    Season 27, Episode 7
7/28/2014: Fallen City    Season 27, Episode 6
7/21/2014: Dance for Me    Season 27, Episode 5
7/14/2014: Getting Back to Abnormal    Season 27, Episode 4
7/7/2014: My Way to Olympia    Season 27, Episode 3
6/30/2014: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs    Season 27, Episode 2
6/23/2014: When I Walk    Season 27, Episode 1
2/3/2014: American Promise    Season 26, Episode 15
11/28/2013: Listening Is an Act of Love: A StoryCorps Special    Season 26, Episode 14
10/14/2013: 56 Up    Season 26, Episode 13
10/7/2013: Brooklyn Castle    Season 26, Episode 12
9/23/2013: Best Kept Secret    Season 26, Episode 11
9/16/2013: The World Before Her    Season 26, Episode 10
9/9/2013: Ping Pong    Season 26, Episode 9
8/26/2013: 5 Broken Cameras    Season 26, Episode 8
8/19/2013: The Law in These Parts    Season 26, Episode 7
7/29/2013: Neurotypical    Season 26, Episode 6
7/22/2013: High Tech, Low Life    Season 26, Episode 5
7/15/2013: Only the Young    Season 26, Episode 4
7/8/2013: Herman's House    Season 26, Episode 3
7/1/2013: Special Flight    Season 26, Episode 2
6/24/2013: Homegoings    Season 26, Episode 1
3/24/2013: Girl Model    Season 25, Episode 14
1/7/2013: Reportero    Season 25, Episode 13
10/25/2012: Nostalgia for the Light    Season 25, Episode 12
10/18/2012: Sun Kissed    Season 25, Episode 11
10/4/2012: Give Up Tomorrow    Season 25, Episode 10
9/27/2012: El Velador (The Night Watchman)    Season 25, Episode 9
9/20/2012: I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful    Season 25, Episode 8
8/9/2012: POV Short Cuts    Season 25, Episode 7
7/26/2012: Up Heartbreak Hill    Season 25, Episode 6
7/19/2012: The Light in Her Eyes    Season 25, Episode 5
7/12/2012: Guilty Pleasures    Season 25, Episode 4
7/5/2012: The City Dark    Season 25, Episode 3
6/28/2012: Granito: How to Nail a Dictator    Season 25, Episode 2
6/21/2012: My Reincarnation    Season 25, Episode 1
2/23/2012: Racing Dreams    Season 24, Episode 15
11/10/2011: Where Soldiers Come From    Season 24, Episode 14
9/27/2011: Last Train Home    Season 24, Episode 13
9/20/2011: The Learning    Season 24, Episode 12
9/13/2011: If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front    Season 24, Episode 11
9/6/2011: Better This World    Season 24, Episode 10
8/30/2011: Armadillo    Season 24, Episode 9
8/23/2011: POV Short Cuts    Season 24, Episode 8
8/2/2011: Steam of Life    Season 24, Episode 7
7/26/2011: Mugabe and the White African    Season 24, Episode 6
7/19/2011: Biblioburro, the Donkey Library    Season 24, Episode 5
7/12/2011: Enemies of the People    Season 24, Episode 4
7/5/2011: Sweetgrass    Season 24, Episode 3
6/28/2011: My Perestroika    Season 24, Episode 2
6/21/2011: Kings of Pastry    Season 24, Episode 1
10/5/2010: The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers    Season 23, Episode 14
9/21/2010: The Oath    Season 23, Episode 13
9/13/2010: In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee    Season 23, Episode 12
9/7/2010: Off and Running    Season 23, Episode 11
8/31/2010: Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy    Season 23, Episode 10
8/24/2010: The Edge of Dreaming    Season 23, Episode 9
8/17/2010: Salt    Season 23, Episode 8
7/27/2010: Presumed Guilty    Season 23, Episode 7
7/20/2010: El General    Season 23, Episode 6
7/13/2010: Good Fortune    Season 23, Episode 5
7/6/2010: Promised Land    Season 23, Episode 4
6/29/2010: The Beaches of Agnès    Season 23, Episode 3
6/22/2010: William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe    Season 23, Episode 2
4/21/2010: Food, Inc.    Season 23, Episode 1
12/30/2009: Patti Smith: Dream of Life    Season 22, Episode 14
11/11/2009: The Way We Get By    Season 22, Episode 13
9/22/2009: Bronx Princess    Season 22, Episode 12
9/15/2009: The Principal Story    Season 22, Episode 11
9/8/2009: The English Surgeon    Season 22, Episode 10
9/1/2009: Ella es el Matador (She Is the Matador)    Season 22, Episode 9
8/25/2009: This Way Up    Season 22, Episode 8
8/18/2009: P.O.V. Shorts Program    Season 22, Episode 7
7/28/2009: Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go    Season 22, Episode 6
7/21/2009: The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)    Season 22, Episode 5
7/14/2009: The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court    Season 22, Episode 4
7/7/2009: Life. Support. Music.    Season 22, Episode 3
6/30/2009: Beyond Hatred    Season 22, Episode 2
6/23/2009: New Muslim Cool    Season 22, Episode 1
12/10/2008: Inheritance    Season 21, Episode 15
10/16/2008: Soldiers of Conscience    Season 21, Episode 14
10/8/2008: Up the Yangtze    Season 21, Episode 13
10/1/2008: In the Family    Season 21, Episode 12
9/30/2008: Critical Condition    Season 21, Episode 11
9/16/2008: Calavera Highway    Season 21, Episode 10
8/19/2008: The Judge and the General    Season 21, Episode 9
8/12/2008: Belarusian Waltz    Season 21, Episode 8
8/5/2008: Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music    Season 21, Episode 7
7/29/2008: Campaign    Season 21, Episode 6
7/22/2008: 9 Star Hotel    Season 21, Episode 5
7/15/2008: The Last Conquistador    Season 21, Episode 4
7/8/2008: The Ballad of Esequiel Hernandez    Season 21, Episode 3
7/1/2008: Election Day    Season 21, Episode 2
6/24/2008: Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North    Season 21, Episode 1
12/12/2007: Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner    Season 20, Episode 14
10/9/2007: 49 Up    Season 20, Episode 13
9/18/2007: Lumo    Season 20, Episode 12
9/11/2007: The Camden 28    Season 20, Episode 11
9/4/2007: Made in L.A.    Season 20, Episode 10
8/28/2007: Libby, Montana    Season 20, Episode 9
8/21/2007: Arctic Son    Season 20, Episode 8
7/31/2007: Following Sean    Season 20, Episode 7
7/24/2007: Prison Town, USA    Season 20, Episode 6
7/17/2007: The Chances of the World Changing    Season 20, Episode 5
7/10/2007: Revolution '67    Season 20, Episode 4
7/3/2007: Standing Silent Nation    Season 20, Episode 3
6/26/2007: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars    Season 20, Episode 2
6/19/2007: Rain in a Dry Land    Season 20, Episode 1
10/24/2006: My Country, My Country    Season 19, Episode 13
10/10/2006: Maquilapolis [city of factories]    Season 19, Episode 12
10/3/2006: No Bigger Than a Minute    Season 19, Episode 11
9/19/2006: Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela    Season 19, Episode 10
9/12/2006: The Boys of Baraka    Season 19, Episode 9
8/29/2006: Waging a Living    Season 19, Episode 8
8/22/2006: Lomax the Songhunter    Season 19, Episode 7
8/1/2006: Al Otro Lado    Season 19, Episode 6
7/25/2006: The Tailenders    Season 19, Episode 5
7/18/2006: The Fall of Fujimori    Season 19, Episode 4
7/11/2006: Tintin and I    Season 19, Episode 3
7/4/2006: Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball    Season 19, Episode 2
6/27/2006: No More Tears Sister    Season 19, Episode 1
9/13/2005: Omar & Pete    Season 18, Episode 12
9/6/2005: The Hobart Shakespeareans    Season 18, Episode 11
8/30/2005: Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust    Season 18, Episode 10
8/23/2005: Bright Leaves    Season 18, Episode 9
8/16/2005: Hardwood    Season 18, Episode 8
8/2/2005: In the Realms of the Unreal    Season 18, Episode 7
7/26/2005: The Self-Made Man    Season 18, Episode 6
7/19/2005: The Brooklyn Connection    Season 18, Episode 5
7/12/2005: The Fire Next Time    Season 18, Episode 4
7/5/2005: Street Fight    Season 18, Episode 3
6/28/2005: Big Enough    Season 18, Episode 2
6/21/2005: The Education of Shelby Knox    Season 18, Episode 1
2/7/2005: Chisholm '72 - Unbought & Unbossed    Season 17, Episode 13
9/28/2004: Lost Boys of Sudan    Season 17, Episode 12
9/21/2004: A Panther in Africa    Season 17, Episode 11
9/14/2004: Freedom Machines    Season 17, Episode 10
9/7/2004: Wattstax    Season 17, Episode 9
8/24/2004: Speedo: A Demolition Derby Love Story    Season 17, Episode 8
8/17/2004: Every Mother's Son    Season 17, Episode 7
8/3/2004: A Family Undertaking    Season 17, Episode 6
7/20/2004: Last Man Standing: Politics - Texas Style    Season 17, Episode 5
7/13/2004: Thirst    Season 17, Episode 4
7/6/2004: War Feels like War    Season 17, Episode 3
6/29/2004: Bill's Run: A Political Journey in Rural Kansas    Season 17, Episode 2
6/22/2004: Farmingville    Season 17, Episode 1
4/21/2004: Love & Diane    Season 16, Episode 13
12/16/2003: What I Want My Words to Do to You    Season 16, Episode 12
9/16/2003: State of Denial    Season 16, Episode 11
9/2/2003: Soldados: Chicanos in Viet Nam; The Sixth Section    Season 16, Episode 10
8/26/2003: Family Fundamentals    Season 16, Episode 9
8/19/2003: West 47th Street    Season 16, Episode 8
8/5/2003: American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawaii    Season 16, Episode 7
7/29/2003: 90 Miles    Season 16, Episode 6
7/22/2003: The Flute Player    Season 16, Episode 5
7/8/2003: Discovering Dominga    Season 16, Episode 4
7/1/2003: Larry v. Lockney    Season 16, Episode 3
6/20/2003: Georgie Girl    Season 16, Episode 2
6/17/2003: Flag Wars    Season 16, Episode 1
1/22/2003: Two Towns of Jasper    Season 15, Episode 12
1/20/2003: Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin    Season 15, Episode 11
9/9/2002: Afghanistan 1380    Season 15, Episode 10
8/27/2002: Escuela    Season 15, Episode 9
8/20/2002: Senorita Extraviada    Season 15, Episode 8
8/6/2002: Mai's America    Season 15, Episode 7
7/30/2002: Sweet Old Song    Season 15, Episode 6
7/23/2002: Fenceline: A Company Town Divided    Season 15, Episode 5
7/16/2002: Refrigerator Mothers    Season 15, Episode 4
7/9/2002: Hybrid    Season 15, Episode 3
7/2/2002: Boomtown    Season 15, Episode 2
6/25/2002: The Smith Family    Season 15, Episode 1
12/13/2001: Promises    Season 14, Episode 11
10/2/2001: 5 Girls    Season 14, Episode 10
8/28/2001: High School    Season 14, Episode 9
8/21/2001: Life and Debt    Season 14, Episode 8
8/14/2001: In the Light of Reverence    Season 14, Episode 7
7/24/2001: Take It From Me    Season 14, Episode 6
7/17/2001: True-Hearted Vixens    Season 14, Episode 5
7/10/2001: Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story    Season 14, Episode 4
7/3/2001: My American Girls: A Dominican Story    Season 14, Episode 3
6/26/2001: The Sweetest Sound    Season 14, Episode 2
6/19/2001: Scout's Honor    Season 14, Episode 1
12/18/2000: First Person Plural    Season 13, Episode 10
9/27/2000: Live Free or Die    Season 13, Episode 9
9/20/2000: KPFA on the Air    Season 13, Episode 8
8/29/2000: American Gypsy: A Stranger in Everybody's Land    Season 13, Episode 7
8/22/2000: Dreamland    Season 13, Episode 6
7/25/2000: Our House in Havana    Season 13, Episode 5
7/18/2000: Blink    Season 13, Episode 4
7/11/2000: Stranger With a Camera    Season 13, Episode 3
6/27/2000: La Boda    Season 13, Episode 2
6/20/2000: Butterfly    Season 13, Episode 1
6/5/2000: Well-Founded Fear    Season 12, Episode 10
7/27/1999: The Double Life of Ernesto Gomez Gomez    Season 12, Episode 8
7/20/1999: School Prayer: A Community at War    Season 12, Episode 7
7/13/1999: Corpus: A Home Movie for Selena    Season 12, Episode 6
7/6/1999: Rabbit in the Moon    Season 12, Episode 5
6/29/1999: The Green Monster    Season 12, Episode 4
6/22/1999: In My Corner    Season 12, Episode 3
6/8/1999: Golden Threads    Season 12, Episode 2
6/1/1999: The Legacy: Murder and Media, Politics and Prisons    Season 12, Episode 1
8/4/1998: She Shorts    Season 11, Episode 10
7/28/1998: Sacrifice    Season 11, Episode 9
7/21/1998: The Vanishing Line    Season 11, Episode 8
7/14/1998: Barbie Nation: An Unauthorized Tour    Season 11, Episode 7
7/7/1998: If I Can't Do It    Season 11, Episode 6
6/30/1998: Kelly Loves Tony    Season 11, Episode 5
6/16/1998: The Band    Season 11, Episode 3
6/9/1998: Tobacco Blues    Season 11, Episode 2
6/2/1998: Baby, It's You    Season 11, Episode 1
7/29/1997: Blacks and Jews    Season 10, Episode 9
7/22/1997: Girls Like Us    Season 10, Episode 8
7/15/1997: In Whose Honor    Season 10, Episode 7
7/8/1997: Who Is Henry Jaglom?    Season 10, Episode 6
7/1/1997: Fear and Learning at Hoover Elementary    Season 10, Episode 5
6/24/1997: Jesse's Gone    Season 10, Episode 4
6/17/1997: Healthy Baby Girl    Season 10, Episode 3
6/10/1997: Battle for the Minds    Season 10, Episode 2
8/6/1996: Taken for a Ride    Season 9, Episode 11
7/30/1996: Remembering Wei Yi-Fang, Remembering Myself/Xich-Lo    Season 9, Episode 10
7/23/1996: Just for the Ride    Season 9, Episode 9
7/16/1996: The Women Outside    Season 9, Episode 8
7/9/1996: The Transformation    Season 9, Episode 7
7/2/1996: No Loans Today    Season 9, Episode 6
6/25/1996: A.K.A. Don Bonus    Season 9, Episode 5
6/18/1996: A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde    Season 9, Episode 4
6/11/1996: Personal Belongings    Season 9, Episode 3
6/1/1996: Palente Siempre Palante! The Young Lords    Season 9, Episode 2
5/28/1996: Taking on a Kennedy    Season 9, Episode 1
7/25/1995: Dealers Among Dealers    Season 8, Episode 9
7/18/1995: Home Economics    Season 8, Episode 8
7/11/1995: Twitch and Shout    Season 8, Episode 7
7/4/1995: Lighting the 7th Fire    Season 8, Episode 6
6/25/1995: Uprising of 34    Season 8, Episode 5
6/20/1995: Out of Sight    Season 8, Episode 4
6/14/1995: A Satya Prayer for the Enemy; No Place Like Home    Season 8, Episode 3
6/1/1995: Leona's Sister Gerri    Season 8, Episode 1
6/1/1995: Two Way TV: Letters to Leona
8/9/1994: The Times of the Sign: Folk History of the Iran Contra Scandal    Season 7, Episode 10
7/5/1994: The End of a Nightstick    Season 7, Episode 5
6/28/1994: Memories of Tata    Season 7, Episode 4
6/21/1994: Escape From China    Season 7, Episode 3
9/10/1993: Sa I Gu    Season 6, Episode 11
8/24/1993: The Women Next Door and Tell Me Something I Can't Forget    Season 6, Episode 10
8/17/1993: Miami-Havana    Season 6, Episode 9
8/10/1993: Building Bombs: The Legacy    Season 6, Episode 8
7/13/1993: For Better or for Worse    Season 6, Episode 5
7/6/1993: Compassion in Exile    Season 6, Episode 4
6/29/1993: When Your Head's Not a Head, It's a Nut    Season 6, Episode 3
6/22/1993: Who's Going to Pay for These Donuts Anyway?    Season 6, Episode 2
6/15/1993: Silverlake Life: The View From Here    Season 6, Episode 1
8/31/1992: Louisiana Boys Raised on Politics    Season 5, Episode 10
8/21/1992: Faith Even to the Fire    Season 5, Episode 9
8/10/1992: Fast Food Women; Takeover    Season 5, Episode 8
8/3/1992: Dream Deceivers: The Story Behind James Vance vs. Judas Priest    Season 5, Episode 7
7/27/1992: Promise Not to Tell    Season 5, Episode 6
7/20/1992: A Season in Hell    Season 5, Episode 5
7/6/1992: The Last Images of War; The Longest Shadow    Season 5, Episode 4
6/29/1992: Finding Christa    Season 5, Episode 3
6/22/1992: An Intimate Stranger    Season 5, Episode 2
6/15/1992: Color Adjustment    Season 5, Episode 1
9/3/1991: Casting the First Stone    Season 4, Episode 12
9/3/1991: Short Notice    Season 4, Episode 11
8/20/1991: Homes Apart the Two Koreas    Season 4, Episode 10
7/30/1991: A Little Vicious; Where the Heart Roams    Season 4, Episode 7
7/16/1991: Tongues Untied    Season 4, Episode 5
7/9/1991: Sea of Oil; Chemical Valley; Turn Here Sweet Corn    Season 4, Episode 4
7/2/1991: Honorable Nations    Season 4, Episode 3
6/25/1991: Twinsburg: Oh, Some Kind of Weird Twin Thing; Marc and Ann; Plena    Season 4, Episode 2
9/11/1990: People Power    Season 3, Episode 12
9/4/1990: Teatro; Ossian the American Boy-Tibetan Monk    Season 3, Episode 11
8/28/1990: The Motel    Season 3, Episode 10
8/21/1990: Going Up, Green Streets, and the Blue Whale    Season 3, Episode 9
8/14/1990: Golub and Days of Waiting    Season 3, Episode 8
8/14/1990: Days of Waiting
8/14/1990: Golub
8/7/1990: Kamala and Raji    Season 3, Episode 7
7/31/1990: The Police Chiefs    Season 3, Episode 6
7/17/1990: A Letter to the Next Generation    Season 3, Episode 4
7/10/1990: On Ice; Larry Wright    Season 3, Episode 3
7/3/1990: A Metamorphosis Man Into a Woman    Season 3, Episode 2
6/26/1990: Through the Wire    Season 3, Episode 1
9/24/1989: Lost Angeles    Season 2, Episode 12
9/17/1989: Cowboy Poets Binge; Doug and Mike, Mike and Doug    Season 2, Episode 11
9/3/1989: The Fighting Ministers    Season 2, Episode 10
8/20/1989: No Applause, Just Throw Money    Season 2, Episode 7
8/20/1989: Whatever Happened to Zworl Quern?
8/13/1989: Jack Levine: Feast of Pure Reason    Season 2, Episode 6
7/30/1989: The Family Album    Season 2, Episode 3
7/23/1989: The Wise Guy's Coming Out    Season 2, Episode 2
9/6/1988: The Best Boy    Season 1, Episode 10
8/30/1988: The Gates of Heaven    Season 1, Episode 9
8/23/1988: Louie Bluie    Season 1, Episode 8
8/16/1988: Metropolitan Avenue    Season 1, Episode 7
8/9/1988: A Good Fight    Season 1, Episode 6
8/2/1988: Las Madres Mothers of Plaza de Mayo    Season 1, Episode 5
7/26/1988: Rate It X    Season 1, Episode 4
7/19/1988: Knocking on Armageddon's Door; Living With Aids    Season 1, Episode 3
7/19/1988: Living With AIDS
7/12/1988: Fire From the Mountain    Season 1, Episode 2
7/5/1988: American Tongues: Acting Our Age    Season 1, Episode 1

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