Media

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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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 ...

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Edens Lost and Found: Restoring and Sustaining Urban Ecosystems

Edens Lost & Found, a four-hour PBS series, showcases extraordinary stories of environmental rebirth in four very different American cities. Each one-hour program examines the unique environmental, economic and social issues that each of these great cities ...

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Public Radio Exchange Receives $350,000 Grant

MacArthur has made a grant to the Station Resource Group in support of a new Internet-based service, Public Radio Exchange that links producers to public radio stations and listeners throughout the country. 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 ...

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Terra Incognita: Exploring the World of Stem Cell Research

Because of its immense implications, the debate over stem cell research has become more heated and nuanced with recent scientific advances. With the passage—and veto—of federal and state legislation regarding this research, a variety ...

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"The Sixth Section" Documentary Film

"The Sixth Section", directed by Alex Rivera, examines the impact of financial remittances sent by workers in upstate New York to their home community in Puebla, Mexico. Read More

Maid in America

Four years in the making, Maid in America is a one-hour documentary which explores the lives of 3 Latina immigrant women who work as nannies and housekeepers in Los Angeles, CA. Through these women's lives ...

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How Democracy Works Now

In August 2001, it seemed the stars were about to align for a sweeping overhaul of Americaʼs troubled immigration system. The gathering signs of a societal shift on the scale of the Civil Rights Movement were ...

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$150,000 Grant to Support Radio Bilingue

Radio Bilinge is a California-based public radio network whose broadcasts address the needs and reflect the aspirations and culture of the Latino community in the U.S. Read More

Reporting America at War

In television's first comprehensive look at an extremely timely issue, Reporting America at War explores the role of American journalists in the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century and beyond. From San Juan Hill to ...

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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