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How Would the Health Care Bill Have Changed the Lives of the “Critical Condition” Subjects?

In 2008, POV aired Roger Weisberg‘s Critical Condition, which put a human face on the nation’s growing health care crisis by capturing the harrowing struggles of four critically ill Americans. Viewers were introduced to Joe, Karen, Hector and Carlos, and watched as they discovered that being uninsured could mean losing your job, health, home, savings,

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“Food, Inc.” Director Robert Kenner Interview on Planet Forward

Planet Forward is a collaboration between PBS and George Washington University that asks community members to submit videos offering their ideas for the best way to reduce our carbon footprint. The best videos on PlanetForward.org will be featured in an hour-long Planet Forward broadcast for PBS stations nationwide later this year. In addition to user-submitted

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with a Doc Directed by a Woman

After watching last night’s exciting win for Kathryn Bigelow and realizing that today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, I found myself wondering who had been the first woman director to win Best Documentary? And for that matter, how many documentaries directed by women have won Oscars in the history of the Academy

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Weekly Roundup: True False Fest Kicks Off, Whistle Blowers Speak Out and Roger Ebert’s (New) Voice

The True False Film Festival got underway in Columbia, Missouri yesterday and continues over this weekend. POV’s own Yance Ford is there and will be tweeting about the screenings she’s attending. Over 40 documentary films are being featured, including Laura Poitras‘s The Oath and Lixin Fan‘s Last Train Home, which will be featured on POV

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Woody Harrelson Discusses “The Most Dangerous Man in America”

The Most Dangerous Man in America, a film by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith, was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Academy Award last week. It will premiere on POV later in 2010. Earlier this year, Woody Harrelson and other fans attended a party celebrating the film in New York City. Harrelson considers Daniel Ellsberg

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Oscar Watch: Filmmaker Robert Kenner Talks ‘Food, Inc.’

Over on the Thompson on Hollywood blog today, there is a three-part video interview with filmmaker Robert Kenner about his goals for Food, Inc., the difficulties he encountered in making the film, and his hope that the film will “make all of us think about it because that’s what’s going to change the system.” Check

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