Press Releases

  1. Don Cheadle to Host Second Season of Independent Lens

    June 12, 2003

    For Immediate Release Contact: Mary Lugo770/ Cara White843/ Randall Cole415/356-8383, ext (San Francisco, CA)-- The Independent Television Service (ITVS) announced today that acclaimed actor/director Don Cheadle, a passionate champion of independent

  2. Independent Lens Announces Fall 2003/Spring 2004 Season

    June 12, 2003

    For Immediate Release Contact: Cara White843/ Mary Lugo770/ Randall Cole415/ (San Francisco, CA) – The Independent Television Service (ITVS) and PBS today announced the first ten titles of their acclaimed primetime series Independent Lens, the most ambitious

  3. This Far by Faith: African-American Spiritual Journeys

    May 1, 2003

    In six hours of dramatic storytelling, This Far by Faith examines the African-American religious experience through the last three centuries. From the arrival of the early African slaves through the Civil War, reconstruction, Jim Crow, the great depression, the civil rights era, and into the 21st century, This Far by Faith explores the connections

  4. Independent Lens Submissions 2004-2005

    March 10, 2003

    CONTACT: Cara White (, 843/881-1480) INDEPENDENT LENS, a 29-week national PBS series showcasing independent documentary programming and dramas, is seeking submissions of completed films for consideration for broadcast during the October 2004 - June 2005 season. Jointly curated by PBS and ITVS, INDEPENDENT LENS welcomes the full

  5. Hansel Mieth: Vagabond Photographer

    February 26, 2003

    For Immediate Release Contact: Cara White, 843/881-1480; Mary Lugo, 770/623-8190; (San Francisco, CA)—HANSEL MIETH: VAGABOND PHOTOGRAPHER is the compelling tale of a pioneering woman photojournalist who created some of the most indelible images of America mid-twentieth century, but is in danger of being