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MacArthur supports the production and distribution of news and documentary programs for television, radio, and the web that help inform the American public about important domestic and international current affairs and policy issues. Read our strategy

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P.O.V. Announces Its 19th Season

P.O.V., the longest-running independent documentary series on American television, commences its 19th season on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, with the broadcast of "No More Tears Sister," a film about the Sri Lankan human rights ... Read More

Traveling Film Festival Focuses on Social Issues

The Sixth Annual Media That Matters Film Festival premieres in New York City on May 31. This festival is an annual traveling exhibition of short videos and films on socially relevant topics such as justice, conservation ... Read More

The Judge and the General

When in 1998 Chilean judge Juan Guzmán was assigned the first criminal cases against the country's ex-dictator, General Augusto Pinochet, no one expected much. Guzmán had supported Pinochet's 1973 coup — waged as ...

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NPR Launches New Podcast-Only Content

National Public Radio, a MacArthur grantee, has proven popular in the new medium of podcasts; the iTunes' list of the most popular podcasts regularly includes 2-3 NPR programs in the top 10. Recently, NPR debuted a ... Read More

Street Fight Nominated for Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature

Street Fight, a co-production of ITVS and P.O.V., both MacArthur grantees, has recently been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film, by Marshall Curry, is about the turbulent campaign of ... Read More

Secrecy

From extraordinary rendition to warrant-less wiretaps and Abu Ghraib, secrecy increasingly hides national policy, impedes coordination among agencies, bloats budgets, and threatens to derail the balance of power between the executive branch and the rest of ...

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Omar and Pete

Omar and Pete are determined to change their lives. Both have been in and out of prison for more than 30 years — never out longer than six months. This intimate and penetrating film follows these two ...

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ENewsletter: A Time of Change in the Digital World

A discussion of how the Internet is changing conceptions of intellectual property and the public domain. Read More

Local News

Local News is a cinéma vérité chronicle of the managers, producers, reporters, and film crews at WCNC-TV, a local station in Charlotte, North Carolina. The series begins at a turning point for the station ...

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Ending AIDS: The Search for a Vaccine

Ending AIDS: The Search for a Vaccine asks why an AIDS vaccine has been so elusive, what progress we are making, and what obstacles continue to stump some of the most brilliant scientists in the world ...

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Migration Documentary Films

MacArthur’s media grantmaking has supported the production of several documentary films on migration and immigration in the U.S. and around the world. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Elspeth A. Revere

Elspeth A. Revere

Vice President, Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives
Portrait of Kathy K. Im

Kathy K. Im

Director, Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Program Officer

Susan M. Salaba

Program Administrator

Erica Twyman

Program Assistant