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September 17, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Documentary Now! is a half-hour series on the Independent Film Channel. Created by SNL alums Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers, the series satirizes a different style of documentary every week. The series premiere, “Sandy Passage,” is a spoof of the Maysles brothers’ iconic 1975 documentary “Grey Gardens,” which depicts Big and Little Edie Beale, who went from the […]

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July 23, 2015 at 11:41 am

While on assignment in Afghanistan in 2009, journalist Jenny Nordberg discovered the “bacha posh” – daughters who are temporarily raised as sons and presented to the world as boys. Nordberg shares her experiences reporting on this hidden practice, the subject of her new book The Underground Girls of Kabul which was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014 and […]

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July 16, 2015 at 12:09 pm

One of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s goals is to offer free, full-day, pre-kindergarten to four-year-olds citywide. Andrea Vasquez visits a pre-k in East Harlem to report on the program’s first year and the plans to expand this model for early learning. This story is part of American Graduate, a project focused on keeping students on the path to graduation made […]

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July 13, 2015 at 11:37 am

Anchor Jack Ford talks with filmmaker Mary Murphy about her documentary Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill A Mockingbird. An updated version of the documentary, titled Harper Lee: American Masters, will air on PBS stations July 10 before the release of Harper Lee’s highly anticipated new novel Go Set A Watchman on July 14. For community college students, the […]

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