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Obit. - The New York Times Obituary Writers
It's a shame no one wants to talk to them at parties, because obituary writers are a surprisingly funny bunch. Ten hours before newspapers hit neighborhood doorsteps--and these days, ten minutes before news hits the web--an obit writer is racing…
James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times - A Great American Humoristst
James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times is the first major documentary on the life and work of one of America's greatest humorists. Known for his classic short story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Thurber was a legendary contributor…
The Front Page
This Academy Award nominated comedy follows ambitious investigative reporter Hildy Johnson (Pat O'Brien) as he works to get the scoop on an escaped murderer (George E. Stone). Thinking this is the story of a lifetime, Hildy tracks down the killer.…
The Man Nobody Knew - CIA Spy William Colby
As powerful and riveting as a John Le Carre thriller, The Man Nobody Knew uncovers the hidden life of legendary CIA spymaster William Colby. The consummate American soldier-spy, Colby took on the government's dirtiest assignments without question - until the…
All Governments Lie - Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone
Independent journalists expose government lies and corporate deception, inspired by the legendary investigative journalist I.F. Stone. With government deception rampant, and intrusion of state surveillance into private life never more egregious, independent voices like Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Amy…
Robert Scheer: Above the Fold - A Profile of a Legendary Journalist
This is a profile of the legendary activist and journalist Robert Scheer, who reminds us that journalism, at its best, is about pursuing the truth at all costs. The film traces Scheer's career trajectory across dramatic shifts in journalistic practice…
Jim: The James Foley Story - An American Journalist Killed by ISIS
On Thanksgiving Day 2012, American photojournalist James "Jim" Foley was kidnapped in Syria and went missing for two years before the infamous video of his public execution sent shockwaves and introduced much of the world to ISIS. Jim: The James…
Ida B. Wells: A Passion For Justice - The Pioneering African American Journalist & Activist
Documents the dramatic life and turbulent times of the pioneering African American journalist, activist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader of the post-Reconstruction period. Though virtually forgotten today, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a household name in Black America during much of her…
The Pleasures of Being Out of Step - Author Nat Hentoff
Nat Hentoff is one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form and was present at the creation of 'alternative' journalism in America. This unique documentary wraps the themes of…
The Pulitzer at 100 - Celebrating the Pulitzer's Centenary
This new documentary by Academy Award-winning director Kirk Simon celebrates the centenary of the Pulitzers - the revered national award for excellence in journalism and the arts. The Pulitzers have had an immeasurable impact on American sensibility and beyond over…
Our American Storytellers
Part of the Series: Finding Your Roots
PBS
Three iconic American storytellers have spent their lives chronicling the lives of others, while knowing almost nothing about their own family history. Ken Burns confronts the reality of his southern ancestors' role in the Civil War, including Confederate soldiers held…
Radio Unnameable
Legendary radio personality Bob Fass revolutionized the FM airwaves in the 1960s and '70s with his free-form program Radio Unnameable, a cultural hub for music, politics, and audience engagement. For nearly 50 years, he has been heard at midnight on…
Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary
Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and brilliant writer. Now after more than 30 years in prison, Mumia is not only still alive but continuing to…
The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords
THE BLACK PRESS: SOLDIERS WITHOUT SWORDS is the first film to chronicle the history of the Black press, including its central role in the construction of modern African American identity. It recounts the largely forgotten stories of generations of Black…
Putin's Kiss
PUTIN'S KISS portrays contemporary life in Russia through the story of Masha, a 19 year-old girl who is a member of Nashi, a political youth organization connected with the Kremlin. Extremely ambitious, the young Masha quickly rises to the top…
Smiling Through the Apocalypse - Maverick Editor Harold T.P. Hayes
Exploring the revolution in journalism sparked by the turbulence of the 1960s, this documentary tells the story of maverick editor Harold T.P. Hayes, who made Esquire magazine a galvanizing force in American culture. A leading architect of the 'New Journalism',…
Rolling Papers - The Rise of Pot Journalism
In today's media, the status quo can flip so abruptly that news outlets are forced to reshape themselves. On January 1, 2014 as recreational marijuana explodes off the shelves of Colorado dispensaries, The Denver Post is telling the story. The…
The Student Body - Taking a Stand Against State-Mandated BMI Tests
This is a true underdog story of two brave girls who take a stand against bullying, government intrusion and hypocrisy while exploring the complex and controversial truths behind the childhood obesity debate. Coined the "Fat Letters" by students, notification letters…
The Hornet's Nest - Two Journalists Follow US Troops in Afghanistan
The Hornet's Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, using unprecedented real footage to tell the story of an elite group of U.S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan's most hostile valleys. What was…
The War Around Us
The War Around Us tells the absorbing true story of the only two international journalists on the ground in Gaza during Israel's bombardment and invasion of the troubled Palestinian territory over a three-week period in 2008-9. Award-winning filmmaker Abdallah Omeish…