Around the Nation

BY Saskia De Melker  October 25, 2011 at 11:30 AM EDT

Here are some of this week’s arts and culture stories from public broadcasters around the nation.

For more than 25 years, the New York MTA’s Arts for Transit program has brought public art to the underground subway system. This week, WNYC profiles the underground creations of Tom Otterness.

Watch Art Underground: Tom Otterness on PBS. See more from SundayArts.

A new historical documentary about the disability rights movement will air on Oct. 27 on ITVS. “Lives Worth Living” looks at the movement that turned a fragmented population into a powerful coalition and brought about some of the most far reaching civil rights legislation in U.S. history.

KPBS looks at an exhibit at the San Diego’s New Children’s Museum featuring 12 artists from around the world who use trash to create art.

To colorize or not to colorize? That was the question that Ted Turner faced in the 1980s when he acquired the MGM film library. It set off a debate in the Hollywood film industry and is revisited as the National Film Registry celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Watch To Colorize or Not to Colorize on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.