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POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented over 500 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.

Bisbee '17 airs Saturday at 11:00 p.m. 

Episodes

Season 32
Episode 4
Radically combining documentary and scripted elements, Bisbee '17 follows several members...
Season 32
Episode 3
When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina trans woman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three...
Season 32
Episode 2
The spotlight is beaming on drag shows and a passion play in an Arkansas town. The Gospel...
Season 32
Episode 1
At a pre-season party in small-town Steubenville, Ohio, the now-infamous sexual assault...

Specials

In 2018, at the age of 63, Dee Westenhauser came out as a transgender woman. But growing...
MJ Seide never thought that she would live a happy, fulfilling life. Then she met her...
Sue McConnell and Kristyn Weed are best friends and Vietnam-era veterans. Although they...
John Banvard and Jerry Nadeau are military veterans who served in World War II and...
In the summer of 1946, Hunny Feller and her identical twin sister, Bunny, were waitresses...
In 1989, Tabinda Sheikh immigrated from the Dominican Republic and got a job in a New...
Jenn Stanley, a writer, and her father Peter, who works in construction, came to...
In 1997, Darius Clark Monroe was a high school honor student who had never been in...
Cheraton Love is a liberal, and her father-in-law Jim White is conservative. Cheraton...
Across New York City, a bold experiment in participatory democracy is underway. Following...
In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the...
This film tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968....
Growing up in the largest affordable housing cooperative in Brooklyn, Cassandra’s world...
Using over 100 years of archival footage, director Sierra Pettengill explores the history...
The city of Cleveland was abuzz on September 27, 1986. Over 1.5 million balloons were...
Challenging traditional documentary practices with experimental approaches to editing and...
In the hometown of police shooting victim Michael Brown and the surrounding...
Lyle Link felt like a disappointment when he told his father he couldn’t follow him into...
The difficulties faced by same-sex couples have created far too many stories of...
Panchita Espitia was a formidable woman, not afraid of rattlesnakes underfoot on the...
Every family has a figure who captures the imagination of future generations of...
Caught in a thoughtless act of cruelty, a young man learns a lesson in compassion from...
From the first roll call of the 1964 school year, William Lynn Weaver was targeted by...
In 1983 the German energy giant RWE started digging for coal in the Garzweiler II pit....
After being drafted in 1969, Tom Geerdes served as an Army medic in the 11th Armored...
With rare access inside Pelican Bay State Prison, we hear inmates' experiences of living...
At eight years old, Storm Reyes was already working full time with other migrant farm...
Patrick Haggerty grew up the son of a dairy farmer in rural Dry Creek, Washington, during...
When Theresa Burroughs came of voting age, she was ready to cast her ballot — but she had...
Sanitation workers Angelo Bruno and Eddie Nieves worked together for nearly ten years on...
20/Nothing follows Evan Smith, a man who lost his left eye many years ago. This...
Irma is an intimate musical portrait of Irma Gonzalez, the former world champion of women...
Animated and directed by The Rauch Brothers, these shorts use StoryCorps' original...
John Vigiano Sr. is a retired New York City firefighter whose two sons followed him into...
Filmmakers Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly talk about their film, The Way We Get By,...


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Independent film makers present unique stories and characters with a point of view.

Upcoming Episodes

Sat 7/27, 11:00pm
On Her Shoulders

Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people. Away from the podium,...

Sat 8/3, 11:00pm
Inventing Tomorrow

Passionate teenage innovators from around the globe create cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats—found right in their own backyards—while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescence. These inspiring...