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A chance to see ‘Half the Sky’ this week

“Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” a four-hour documentary, will air tonight and tomorrow, beginning at 9 p.m. ET on MPBN. The two-part series is part of the Half the Sky movement, inspired by the book, Half the Sky, by journalists/authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The documentary accompanies Kristof, along […]

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‘Have You Heard From Johannesburg’ series begins tonight on Independent Lens

Watch A Landmark Series on the Anti-Apartheid Movement on PBS. See more from Independent Lens. “Have You Heard From Johannesburg,” a five-part series documenting the global struggle to end the South African apartheid, begins at 11:30 p.m. ET tonight with parts 1 and 2 on PBS’ “Independent Lens.” The series is airing nationally on PBS […]

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‘Light in the Darkness’ makes PBS premiere

In 2008, the Long Island town of Patchogue, N.Y., endured a series of attacks against its Latino residents that escalated to the murder of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant and 13-year resident of the village. “Not in our Town: Light in the Darkness” follows Mayor Paul Pontieri, Marcelo’s brother Joselo Lucero and their Patchogue neighbors […]

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‘Freedom Riders’ makes PBS debut on Monday

Watch the full episode. See more American Experience. Stanley Nelson’s critically acclaimed documentary “Freedom Riders” will air on the PBS series “American Experience” at 9 p.m. ET Monday. An official selection of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, “Freedom Riders” takes us back 50 years ago, during six months in 1961. Those critical days saw 436 […]

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PBS airs ‘Pushing the Elephant,’ 10 p.m. tonight

How do we begin to understand the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has taken 5.4 million lives since 1998?* For filmmakers Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel, it begins with the story of a mother and daughter, and their converging paths through survival and forgiveness. “Pushing the Elephant” airs on PBS’ Independent Lens […]

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