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    PBS's Independent Lens Will Kick Off With 'Love Free or Die' When It Moves to Monday Nights in October

    PBS documentary series Independent Lens seriously suffered in its ratings when it was moved from Tuesday to Thursday nights this past season, getting stranded on the most competitive evening of the TV week and one traditionally left for local programming on individual stations.

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: 'Vito,' Ab Fab and the Olympics

    Sure, Sunday is overcrowded with high-end TV like "True Blood," "The Newsroom," "Weeds," "Breaking Bad" and "Political Animals," but what to watch the rest of the time? Each Monday, we bring you this guide to five noteworthy highlights from the other...

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    'Armadillo,' 'Better This World' and 'Enemies of the People' Nominated for News and Doc Emmy Awards

    The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 33rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards this morning. Among the nominees are docs "Armadillo," which received four nods and "The Battle for Marjah," "Better This World" and &qu...

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    Victory: PBS' POV and Independent Lens Move to Mondays

    Long-running PBS documentary series Independent Lens and POV are moving to Monday nights at 10pm, the network announced today, a timeslot that will start October 29 with the fall return of Independent Lens.

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    Why the NEA's New Media Emphasis Spells Trouble for Traditional Docs

    With less money, more platforms and more projects, PBS is in trouble -- again.

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    N.E.A. Will Slash Funding to 'Independent Lens' and 'POV'

    It's turning out to be a tough year for long-running PBS documentary stalwarts "POV" and "Independent Lens." After taking a major ratings hit due to being moved from the Tuesday night slot it has occupied for years, "Independent Lens" is now facing funding cuts from...

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    PBS Reconsiders Move of POV and Independent Lens to Thursday After Filmmakers Protest

    After a ratings drop and public outcry from filmmakers and industry members, PBS has announced it's reevaluating its move of the nonfiction strands from Tuesday.

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    The PBS Debacle: Why a New Time Slot Spells Disaster For Indie Docs

    What a difference a day makes. Last May, PBS announced that two of its popular independent documentary showcases, Independent Lens and POV, would move from their regular Tuesday nights into Thursday slots. Ten months later, a time slot can look like a death sentence.

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