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June 16, 2020

Do You Live in a News Bubble?

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By Brooke Shelby Biggs Whether you think of her as a visionary or a kook, Marion Stokes was far ahead of her time in addressing a problem in American media…...

Mama Piru, in Rapa Nui recycling facility
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May 21, 2020

How Much Do You Know About Recycling? ♻️A Biodegradable Quiz

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How much do you know about where our waste goes? From cigarette butts to banana peels to plastics, test your expertise on recycling and learn some possibly shocking stats. This…...

Is this a black hole in space, or the start of classic rock concert? Take the quiz and find out.
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July 05, 2019

Can You Tell the Difference Between a Space Object and a Documentary Still Image?

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Are you ready to celebrate the skies above and the great beyond? So are we...Independent Lens-style. Take a time-out to space out with our visual quiz. See if you can…...

header image for Tales of the City using old San Francisco map under the 70s logo
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June 07, 2019

Which “Tales of the City” Character Are You?

Craig Phillips in Test Your Knowledge

It's been 41 years since Armistead Maupin's first Tales of the City book was published, 26 years since the initial PBS series based on that book aired, and now with…...

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November 08, 2018

Delete or Ignore? Pretend You’re a Facebook Content Moderator

Independent Lens in Beyond the Films

In 2018, after much debate and controversy, Facebook finally published its censorship policies. All 27 pages of them. The move, wrote the LA Times, "adds a new degree of transparency…...

Armistead Maupin at typewriter in the 1970s, from Untold Tales
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December 18, 2017

Take the Armistead Maupin and Tales of the City Pop Quiz!

Independent Lens in Beyond the Films

How much do you know about Armistead Maupin and about his beloved Tales of the City series? Are you a Maupin superfan? Take this quiz we created for both for longtime…...

Meet the Patels animation capturing Ravi Patel and family waiting at airport while he's dumbstruck; for the Independent Lens love quiz
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December 20, 2016

Meet the Patels on PBS Presents a Love Quiz!

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Keeping with the "looking for love" theme of Meet the Patels, which makes its television debut on Independent Lens Monday, December 26, 2017 at 9 pm, we present you with a…...

William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal on set of the 1968 ABC News studio
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September 30, 2016

Quiz: Are You Buckley or Vidal?

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In 1968, opposing intellectual forces William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal squared off in a series of nationally televised debates during one of our nation's most turbulent election cycles. With a…...

military man holding assault weapon
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May 05, 2016

Gun Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Guns in America?

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No matter what your stance is on gun ownership, you may be surprised to learn the real trends fueling the debate. We created this gun quiz to test your knowledge about…...

An agent holds down a terror suspect in a government counterterror training exercise.
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February 19, 2016

Take this Quiz on the War on Terror

Craig Phillips in Test Your Knowledge

Everything changed in the United States on September 11, 2001. While in the aftermath of those attacks much of the focus in what President George W. Bush called the "War on Terror" was…...

Black Lives Matter protest against St. Paul police brutality.
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February 12, 2016

Black Panthers and Black Lives Matter Quiz

Independent Lens in Test Your Knowledge

It was 50 years ago that the Black Panther Party, originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, was formed in Oakland, California by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton. The Black Panther…...

May 13, 2015

1971 Pop Quiz

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The acclaimed film 1971 airs on Independent Lens on PBS next Monday, May 18 [check local listings]. But first, test yourself on all things 1971, from music to sports, politics…...