by Lois Vossen, Independent Lens Senior Series Producer & Vice President, ITVS
We are pleased to report that PBS, ITVS, and POV have emerged from months of conversation to confirm a new Monday nights at 10 PM broadcast slot for Independent Lens and POV. The new timeslot reaffirms that independent filmmakers and public broadcasting together steward an essential mission: to present diverse, independent voices that are essential to our democracy.
At Independent Lens, we will do significant work with stations across the country to regain carriage and draw new and former viewers to the new Monday night slot. We are committed to doing that work — and counting on you to help us.
Although the power of a single television broadcast is shifting in the rapidly changing media landscape, it is still an essential element in the shared commitment of independent filmmakers and public media. Our programs go beyond sound bites to contextualize what is happening in our lives and in the world around us. They help audiences engage with and understand the most important issues of our time.
In the coming weeks we will announce our 2012-13 season of Independent Lens. We are committed to working with our partners inside and outside public television to make sure we reach as large and diverse an audience as possible. So starting in October, look for Independent Lens on Monday nights at 10 PM. You bring the popcorn and we’ll bring you 22 extraordinary, vital, and critically acclaimed films!
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