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MacArthur Grantees Win Emmy Awards

MacArthur-supported programs P.O.V., Independent Lens, and Frontline were honored at this year’s News & Documentary Emmy Awards. Read More

MacArthur Grantees Receive 2011 Emmy Nominations

ProPublica, Independent Lens, ITVS, PBS FRONTLINE, and POV — all MacArthur grantees — received a combined 30 Emmy nominations in 2011. Read More

PBS Frontline, ProPublica, and NPR Investigate Child Death Convictions

The Child Cases identifies and analyzes more than 20 cases in which people were prosecuted for killing children based on medical evidence that was later found unreliable. Read More

PBS Frontline Investigates U.S. Campaign of Targeted Killing

PBS FRONTLINE, a MacArthur grantee, carries out an in-depth investigation into the United States’ unprecedented campaign of targeted killing. Read More

Documentary Examines Regional Air Carriers

MacArthur grantees the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and PBS’ Frontline broadcast their first co-production, “Flying Cheap,” a documentary about the working conditions at regional air carriers.  Watch video. Read More

17 Emmy Nominations for MacArthur Grantees

MacArthur grantees received 17 nominations for the News and Documentary Emmy Awards. Frontline received two awards: Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story - Long Form for Bush's War and Outstanding Cinematography for The War Briefing ... Read More

“Learning, Knowing, and Serving: The MacArthur Foundation in Africa,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes the Foundation's efforts to support knowledge for, in, from, and about Africa, efforts he argues are crucial to the positive growth of African institutions. Read More

Frontline Documentary Sets Online Viewing Record

"Bush’s War,”a PBS Frontline documentary on the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, was viewed online a record-setting 1.5 million times. Read More

Grantees Receive Emmy Awards

MacArthur grantees P.O.V. and Frontline received awards at this year's News and Documentary Emmy Awards presentation. Frontline and Frontline/World also received four competitive awards, including one for "Outstanding Investigative Journalism―Long Form ... Read More

PBS' "Frontline" Receives $5 Million from MacArthur

PBS Frontline today announced a $5 million grant from MacArthur for its Frontline documentary series and its companion international newsmagazine FRONTLINE/World. Read More

World in the Balance

It took all of human history until the year 1804 for our population to reach its first billion. Now a billion new people are added every dozen years. In the industrialized world—Japan, Europe, and the ... Read More

Ghosts of Rwanda

Through interviews with key government officials, diplomats, soldiers, and survivors of the slaughter, Ghosts of Rwanda presents first-hand accounts of the genocide from those who lived it: the diplomats on the scene who thought they were ... Read More

Supporting Independent Documentary Films and Non-Commercial Public Radio

MacArthur has awarded grants totaling more than $5.2 million in support of the production of independent documentary films and independent non-commercial radio. Read More

Special Fund Related To Terrorist Attacks And Their Aftermath

MacArthur has awarded grants totaling more than $5 million to address issues related to the terrorist attacks of September 11 and their aftermath. Read More

Reconstruction

Reconstruction shows how, in just a few years, a series of stunning events -- the Emancipation Proclamation, the Fourteenth Amendment granting ex-slaves citizenship in 1868, the enfranchisement of blacks the following year -- reversed centuries-old patterns of race ... Read More

Africans in America

How did America build a new nation based on principles of liberty and equality while justifying the existence of slavery? Did American slavery and American freedom have to exist side by side in the nation? How ... Read More

The Lost American

Fred Cuny worked for years around the world, putting his own life at risk on countless occasions to advocate for refugees and peace in war-torn regions. In 1997 he visited Chechnya for a second time and ... Read More

Simple Justice

Based closely on Richard Kluger's book of the same name, Simple Justice recounts the remarkable legal strategy and social struggle that resulted in the US Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of ... Read More