After a groundswell of support from fans of independent programming, Kartemquin is delighted that PBS announced a new regular spot on their schedule — Mondays at 10pm — for documentary strands Independent Lens and POV.
Kartemquin and other independent documentary filmmakers mounted the PBS Needs Indies campaign to signal our concern over the fate of documentary programming on PBS.
Your support won the day for independent documentary proramming — thanks for standing up!
Our campaign caught fire on social media and drew support from PBS veteran Bill Moyers, among many others. You can read more about #PBSNeedsIndies on our website.