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This film reveals the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked The New York Times and the entire world of journalism. As an important chapter in the history of journalism, the Jayson Blair scandal is also a complex story about power, ethics, representation, race, and accountability in the mainstream media.

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About the Film

About the Film

Learn more about the scandal that rocked The New York Times.

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About OVEE

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Episodes of Independent Lens3

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Independent Lens

The Bad Kids

Watch this film through April 14th.

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The Bad Kids

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Independent Lens

Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

Watch this film through November 4, 2019.

53:57

Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

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Independent Lens

Indian Relay

Watch this film through November 17, 2017.

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Indian Relay

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Clips of Independent Lens554

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Independent Lens

SEED: The Untold Story - Botanical Explorer Joe - Clip

SEED: The Untold Story premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 17, 2017.

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SEED: The Untold Story - Botanical Explorer Joe - Clip

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Independent Lens

SEED: The Untold Story - Seeds Are Magic - Clip

SEED: The Untold Story premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 17, 2017.

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SEED: The Untold Story - Seeds Are Magic - Clip

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Independent Lens

SEED: The Untold Story - Trailer

SEED: The Untold Story premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 17, 2017.

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SEED: The Untold Story - Trailer

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Independent Lens

Newtown - "We Don't Have a Teacher" - Clip

Newtown premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 3, 2017.

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Newtown - "We Don't Have a Teacher" - Clip

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Independent Lens

Ovarian Psycos - East L.A. & Chicano Civil Rights - Clip

Ovarian Psycos premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, March 27, 2017.

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Ovarian Psycos - East L.A. & Chicano Civil Rights - Clip

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Independent Lens

Ovarian Psycos - Returning to Childhood Home of Abuse - Clip

Ovarian Psycos premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, March 27, 2017.

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Ovarian Psycos - Returning to Childhood Home of Abuse - Clip

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Independent Lens

Ovarian Psycos - Women Find Strength in Numbers - Clip

Ovarian Psycos premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, March 27, 2017.

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Ovarian Psycos - Women Find Strength in Numbers - Clip

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Independent Lens

Ovarian Psycos - Trailer

Ovarian Psycos premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, March 27, 2017.

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Ovarian Psycos - Trailer

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Previews of Independent Lens208

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Independent Lens

Newtown - Trailer

Newtown premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 3, 2017.

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Newtown - Trailer

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Independent Lens

The Bad Kids - Trailer

The Bad Kids premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 20, 2017.

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The Bad Kids - Trailer

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Independent Lens

TOWER - Trailer

TOWER premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

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TOWER - Trailer

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Accidental Courtesy - Trailer

Accidental Courtesy premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 13, 2017.

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Accidental Courtesy - Trailer

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