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Six POV Films Nominated for News & Documentary Emmy Awards

Last week, POV received six nominations in the 29th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards. The nominees were announced by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Michael Apted’s 49 Up was nominated for Outstanding Interview; Ralph Arlyck’s Following Sean received two nominations, for Best Documentary and for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a

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The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández’s Kieran Fitzgerald Answers Viewer Question

Kieran Fitzgerald is the director of The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández. After the film aired on July 8, viewers wrote in with questions for Kieran on the POV Blog. Read on as he answers questions about the equipment used in making the film, the decision to include President George W. Bush in the story and

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What’s Your POV about ‘The Last Conquistador?

It sounded like a perfect partnership. Renowned sculptor John Houser dreamed of building the world’s tallest bronze equestrian statue, a stunning monument to the Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate that would pay tribute to the contributions Hispanic people made to building the American West. The city of El Paso, Texas, was looking to improve its

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Got a Question About Voting in America? Ask an Expert.

Why are voting laws so different from state to state? What’s a poll watcher, and how can you become one? Derek Cressman of Common Cause, a voting watchdog organization, answered some frequently asked questions about the U.S. election system on the POV companion website for Election Day, a film that chronicles the 2004 presidential election

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POV Featured on Bill Moyers Journal

Bill Moyers Journal previewed POV’s Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North last Friday on most PBS stations. Moyers examines racial inequality in America through the prisms of the legacy of slavery and the current socio-economic landscape, and interviews Douglas Blackmon of the Wall Street Journal, historical and cultural sociologist Orlando Patterson

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NYC Panel on Reel Images: Stereotypes in Contemporary Media

This looks interesting for New Yorkers. Tomorrow night at 7 pm, the Center for Communication at The New School presents a panel discussion on “Reel Images: Stereotypes in Contemporary Media.” A panel of filmmakers will discuss representations of race and class in current Hollywood cinema, independent films, and commercial television. Where do these images originate?

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