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POV
POV, a cinema term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented more than 275 of the best, boldest and most innovative documentaries to PBS audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.

Latest Episodes

Good Soil Air date: 03-12-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365196665/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In 1983 the German energy giant RWE started digging for coal in the Garzweiler II pit. Since then 16 villages around the mine have been resettled. Against all odds, brothers Helmut and Joachim Meier run the nursery they built 30 years ago until the very end. Life is grey and lonesome, but there's... /episodes/get/12102 /episode/12102 POV: Good Soil /episode-player/12102
American Promise Air date: 02-04-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365165683/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In American Promise, African-American parents Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson film their son and his friend, who attend one of the country’s most prestigious private schools. /episodes/get/11653 /episode/11653 POV: American Promise /episode-player/11653
Listening Is an Act of Love: A StoryCorps Special Air date: 11-29-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365128891/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Listening Is an Act of Love features six stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project. Each story reflects StoryCorps founder Dave Isay's fundamental belief: "We can learn so much about the people all around us –even about the people we already know – just by taking the time to have... /episodes/get/10989 /episode/10989 POV: Listening Is an Act of Love: A StoryCorps Special /episode-player/10989
StoryCorps Shorts: Me and You Air date: 11-28-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365176430/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In New York, 73-year-old Jackie Miller talks to her adopted son, Scott, revealing something about her early life that sheds new light on his adoption. As they express their profound love for one another, Scott touchingly recalls how he came out to her and expresses his trepidation about the future. /episodes/get/11777 /episode/11777 POV: StoryCorps Shorts: Me and You /episode-player/11777
StoryCorps Shorts: Making It Air date: 11-28-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365175395/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Nineteen-year-old Noe Rueda grew up on Chicago’s West Side. He is the oldest of four siblings raised by a single mom. As a boy, Noe watched his family struggle and decided to help. Noe told Alex Fernandez, his high school economics teacher, about launching his first business venture — selling... /episodes/get/11746 /episode/11746 POV: StoryCorps Shorts: Making It /episode-player/11746
StoryCorps Shorts: Marking the Distance Air date: 11-01-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365109863/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false When Gweneviere Mann, a San Francisco native living in New York, lost her short-term memory following surgery to remove a brain tumor, she was forced to navigate life in a new way. Every day brought new puzzles: Where was she? Who was the person talking to her? With the support of her boyfriend,... /episodes/get/10760 /episode/10760 POV: StoryCorps Shorts: Marking the Distance /episode-player/10760
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American Tongues
Rich in humor and regional color, this sometimes hilarious film uses the prism of language to reveal our attitudes about the way other people speak. From Boston Brahmins to Black Louisiana teenagers, from Texas cowboys to New York professionals, "American Tongues" elicits funny, perceptive,...
Air date: 07/05/1988
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1553932059/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Rich in humor and regional color, this sometimes hilarious film uses the prism of language to reveal our attitudes about the way other people speak. From Boston Brahmins to Black Louisiana teenagers, from Texas cowboys to New York professionals, "American Tongues" elicits funny, perceptive,... /episodes/get/2757 /episode/2757 POV: American Tongues /episode-player/2757
Where The Heart Roams
Romance novels comprise nearly half the paperback books sold in America. Chiffon-shrouded, jewel-laden, flower-bedecked Barbara Cartland has written hundreds of them. And filmmaker George Csicsery has given his heart to this fascinating subculture where all the women are beautiful, all the men are...
Air date: 07/30/1991
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2254534239/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Romance novels comprise nearly half the paperback books sold in America. Chiffon-shrouded, jewel-laden, flower-bedecked Barbara Cartland has written hundreds of them. And filmmaker George Csicsery has given his heart to this fascinating subculture where all the women are beautiful, all the men are... /episodes/get/2859 /episode/2859 POV: Where The Heart Roams /episode-player/2859
From the Archives: Filmmaker Marlon Riggs (1992)
In "Color Adjustment," Marlon Riggs weaves together television clips and commentary from producers, actors, and scholars in order to display how race relations has played out on television. In this interview, Riggs discusses his inspiration for making the film.
Air date: 06/15/1992
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1769167174/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In "Color Adjustment," Marlon Riggs weaves together television clips and commentary from producers, actors, and scholars in order to display how race relations has played out on television. In this interview, Riggs discusses his inspiration for making the film. /episodes/get/2775 /episode/2775 POV: From the Archives: Filmmaker Marlon Riggs (1992) /episode-player/2775
From the Archives: Filmmaker Alan Berliner (1992)
A thoughtful, honest look into the life of his grandfather and his own family history, Alan Berliner's "Intimate Stranger" exposes the shadows every family hides. In this 1992 interview, the filmmaker talks about why it was an inevitable project for him to undertake. (This is a rough cut from the...
Air date: 06/22/1992
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1769136469/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A thoughtful, honest look into the life of his grandfather and his own family history, Alan Berliner's "Intimate Stranger" exposes the shadows every family hides. In this 1992 interview, the filmmaker talks about why it was an inevitable project for him to undertake. (This is a rough cut from the... /episodes/get/2774 /episode/2774 POV: From the Archives: Filmmaker Alan Berliner (1992) /episode-player/2774
The Uprising of '34
How could such a pivotal moment in American history be kept a secret for 60 years? Textile workers recall with pride the long-supressed story of the General Textile Strike of 1934 when 500,000 Southern mill laborers walked off their jobs. George Stoney, Judith Helfand and Susanne Rostock's probing...
Air date: 06/25/1995
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2264374601/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false How could such a pivotal moment in American history be kept a secret for 60 years? Textile workers recall with pride the long-supressed story of the General Textile Strike of 1934 when 500,000 Southern mill laborers walked off their jobs. George Stoney, Judith Helfand and Susanne Rostock's probing... /episodes/get/2845 /episode/2845 POV: The Uprising of '34 /episode-player/2845
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