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New York, NY – March 3, 2011 American Documentary | POV has awarded seven grants totaling 50,000 to public television stations to support local programming and community activities around the Oscar®-nominated film The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers in 2011, the 40th anniversary of the publication of the Pentagon Papers. These grants represent the second phase of POV’s national campaign to engage the public in a dialogue about issues the film addresses, from government transparency and national security to the role of whistle blowers and the press in a free society. Funding for the campaign is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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Produced by American Documentary, Inc., POV is public television’s premier showcase for nonfiction films. Since 1988, POV has been the home for the world’s boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action. Always an innovator, POV discovers fresh new voices and creates interactive experiences that shine a light on social issues and elevate the art of storytelling. With our documentary broadcasts, original online programming and dynamic community engagement campaigns, we are committed to supporting films that capture the imagination and present diverse perspectives.