- Five Most Popular Web Features of the Year
As we prepare to ring in the new year, we thought we’d take this opportunity to look back on the Web features that POV viewers liked most and to create a year-end list of our own. In 2008, the most popular features on the POV website were the ones that followed the characters featured in […]
- Watch 'Election Day' on the POV website
Next Tuesday, November 4, 2008, millions of voters across America will take to the polls and cast their ballots to determine the next president of the United States. When you’re in the voting booth, and the curtains are closed, you’ll be making an important contribution to American democracy and making your voice heard. But are […]
- Host an 'Election Day' House Party
Our friends at Arts Engine, the non-profit media organization that produced Katy Chevigny‘s Election Day have just written in to let us know that as the election approaches, they’re stepping up their campaign to make sure that people get to exercise their right to vote this year and encouraging people to host viewing parties. Read […]
- To a Successful News Hunt
The results of our News Hunt for good journalism on the 2008 elections are in! From July 1 – 14, POV and PBS Engage joined forces with NewsTrust.net, a nonprofit social news site devoted to finding good journalism, to review current news stories about the 2008 elections with a focus on the voting process from […]
- Election Day's Katy Chevigny Answers Viewer Questions
Katy Chevigny is the director of Election Day. After the film aired on POV, viewers wrote in with questions for Katy on the POV Blog. Read on as she answers questions about Nader and Gore in 2000, Ohio in 2004 and more. Mit asks: In the 2000 election, a lot of people blamed Nader for […]
- Talking Back: 'Election Day'
Election Day combines eleven stories — shot simultaneously on November 2, 2004, from dawn until long past midnight — into one film that documents the street-level experience of voters in today’s America. Along the way, filmmaker Katy Chevigny discovers that more and more Americans are bringing their passion for democracy to the poll. But Election […]
- 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 […]
- Ask the Filmmaker: Election Day's Katy Chevigny
To make Election Day, filmmaker Katy Chevigny fielded 14 crews to capture the action on November 2, 2004, all over the country. Election Day is as fast-paced and suspenseful as a thriller, with vote counts and political activism substituting for shootouts and car chases. The heroes of the day are ordinary Americans determined to vote, […]
- Raising Voter Rights Awareness around 'Election Day' and APA Heritage Month
Irene Villaseñor is POV’s Youth Views manager. Youth Views is a project that works with youth, educators, and youth-serving organizations to use POV films as a tool for youth engagement. Irene writes in today to talk about how communities can organize around the 2008 POV film Election Day to reduce voter disenfranchisement, and her own […]
- Arts Engine Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Katy Chevigny is the filmmaker behind Election Day (POV 2008) as well as the co-founder of the non-profit media organization Arts Engine, whose production arm, Big Mouth Films, has produced eight feature-length documentaries. This week, Arts Engine celebrates its 10th anniversary with a series of screenings at the Paley Center for Media in New York. […]
- 2008 POV Preview: 'Election Day'
Now that it’s mid-April, we’re finally beginning to get a taste of spring here in New York. And that means that summer — and POV’s 21st season — are just around the corner. Today we’re taking a sneak peek at Election Day, which will have its broadcast premiere on Tuesday, July 1 at 10 PM […]
- Super Tuesday: Q&A with 'Election Day' Filmmaker Katy Chevigny
With Election Day, filmmaker Katy Chevigny takes a look back at the events of November 2, 2004. We caught up with Chevigny last week to ask her some questions about her film and find out why she believes some steps still need to be taken to ensure a fair election on November 4, 2008. Election […]