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MacArthur Foundation Renews Support for Award-Winning PBS Doc Series ‘POV’

MacArthur Foundation Renews Support for Award-Winning PBS Doc Series 'POV'

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The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has renewed its support of PBS long-running documentary series “POV” with a grant of $2.25 million over the next three years.

Produced by American Documentary, Inc. (AmDoc), “POV” is a series that tells stories from unique and varied perspectives by sharing 14 to 16 feature-length documentaries every year. Since it’s inception in 1988, “POV” has won 34 Emmys and 3 Academy Awards. The 2016 season will explore topics as varied as black male achievement, the emotional side of interactive games and the crisis caused by drug cartels on the U.S.-Mexican border, among other topics. 

“MacArthur has been an indispensable supporter of ‘POV’ since the series’ very first broadcast in 1988,” said AmDoc Executive Director and “POV” executive producer Justine Nagan. “For 28 years, American Documentary has been dedicated to informing and inspiring the American public with nonfiction stories that resonate deeply and have lasting impact.”

The 29th season of “POV” is set to begin this June on PBS. 

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