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William S. Burroughs - Godfather of Punk

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An iconoclast who himself became an icon, William Burroughs explored the outer boundaries of culture and identity in the 1950s. His work was vilified by conservatives and banned by the U.S. government, but emerged to influence artists for generations to come. Burroughs's friends and colleagues remember the public persona and the private man.

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Learn more about this legendary beat author and American icon.

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No Más Bebés

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In Football We Trust

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Autism in Love

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East of Salinas

Watch this film through February 29.

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Black Panther Style

The Black Panthers premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 16, 2016.

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The Black Panthers premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 16, 2016.

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Women in the Black Panthers

The Black Panthers premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 16, 2016.

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Paranoia

(T)ERROR premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 22, 2016.

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Misty's Career in Jeopardy

A Ballerina's Tale premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 8, 2016.

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"My Mind Broke"

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Cut the Birth Rate

No Más Bebés premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 25, 2016.

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Gang Violence and Camaraderie

In Football We Trust premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 25, 2016.

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