StoryCorps, NPR and POV Among Honorees at the 2013 duPont-Columbia Awards
Last night, StoryCorps, NPR and POV were among 14 honorees at the 2013 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. The jury honored the three organizations for the "innovative" StoryCorps 9/11 animated shorts.
A Peabody Award for “StoryCorps 9/11”
StoryCorps and NPR Morning Edition's showcase of interviews with victims' relatives and survivors of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has won a George Foster Peabody Award.
POV Announces 24th Season on Public Television
Over many months the POV team has watched more than 1,000 finished films and works-in-progress. We’ve had wonderful recommendations from friends and colleagues and we’ve been immersed in countless fascinating stories from the U.S. and the world. We’ve had to make many difficult decisions. But finally, we get to announce POV’s 24th season, and we […]
Catch Yoruba Richen Talking About 'Promised Land' on NPR
Yoruba Richen will be on several radio shows talking about the issues in Promised Land (tonight on PBS at 10:00 pm) and her experiences making the documentary. Today at 11:30 am ET/8:30 am PT, she will be on KPFA Berkeley’s Morning Show, then she’ll be on WNYC Radio, New York’s Leonard Lopate Show at 1:00 […]
Outside the Frame: Q&A with NPR Social Media Strategist Andy Carvin
Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame. If you meet Andy Carvin, it’s almost certain that he’d tweet about it — and for a brief moment, the 11,000+ people who follow him on Twitter would know your name. He might […]
Inauguration '09: I Was There. And So Were You.
POV interactive director Theresa Riley was in Washington D.C. last week for the presidential inauguration. She tells us about watching — and documenting — the inauguration from the ground. A few days after the election in November, Thursday the 6th to be precise, I called up my congresswoman’s D.C. office and asked to be put […]
Media Guide: Gregory Warner on 'This American Life'
Gregory Warner is a talented independent radio producer who worked with POV’s Web department on two episodes of POV’s Borders: Environment and American I.D. Gregory explored the surge in popularity (and sales) that bottled water has achieved in the past decade with an eye toward improving tap water’s poor public image, and charted the great […]
From the Archives: Every Mother's Son
From now until New Year’s day, the POV Blog will be posting about great documentaries from the POV archives. Rent one at the local video store or via Netflix to watch with your friends and family during the holiday season. When Amadou Diallo died in a hail of police gunfire in his New York apartment […]
Filmmaker Freida Lee Mock and Playwright Tony Kushner on 'Talk of the Nation' Today
For those of you who sometimes tune into NPR during your workday, today’s Talk of the Nation will feature POV filmmaker Freida Lee Mock and playwright Tony Kushner. They’ll be talking about Mock’s documentary film, Wrestling with Angels, at approximately 3:40 PM ET. Wrestling with Angels premieres on POV tomorrow night at 9 PM on […]
Media Guide: Radio Roundup
Just coming back from seeing Jessica Yu‘s (POV’s In the Realms of the Unreal) new doc Protagonist and want to know more about her other work? Rented Sicko and want to hear Michael Moore‘s opinions on healthcare and the ’08 election? Can’t stop thinking about the Grey Gardens musical you saw last season and want […]