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The Need to Preserve Independent Filmmaking on PBS

CMP Admin

Independent Lens and POV are two of the most important broadcast outlets for documentary film on television, but many member stations are threatening to move these shows out of primetime in favor of other programming. NPR recently covered this controversy on the marginalization of documentary storytelling on public television: listen here.

PBS is now conducting a national listening tour to hear from communities about their support for and engagement with these important documentary programs. CMP supports the movement to keep Independent Lens and POV in primetime and asks other fans of documentary film to attend the Chicago stop of the tour to make your support for independent media heard. You can register for the event online, details below:

Monday, March 23

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
GAR Hall and Rotunda
77 E Randolph
Chicago, IL 60602