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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.

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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...
This film tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968....
Using over 100 years of archival footage, director Sierra Pettengill explores the history...
Growing up in the largest affordable housing cooperative in Brooklyn, Cassandra’s world...
The city of Cleveland was abuzz on September 27, 1986. Over 1.5 million balloons were...
In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the...
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...
Somewhere on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Rosemarie and Ray pass time in an apartment...
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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Upcoming Episodes

Sun 3/24, 11:00pm
The Apology

The Apology follows three former “comfort women” who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Seventy years after their imprisonment, the...

Sat 3/30, 11:00pm
306 Hollywood

306 Hollywood is a magical realist documentary of two siblings who undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house. They embark on a journey from her home in New Jersey to ancient Rome, from fashion to physics, in search...