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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Chicago Premiere of "The Homestretch"

The Homestretch, a documentary film by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly, features three homeless teenagers who brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Read More

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Only a Teacher

The documentary series Only A Teacher explores the diverse faces and many roles of the American teacher from the 1830s to the present. In three one-hour episodes, Only A Teacher presents historical background about the profession ...

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The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords

The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords is an engaging historical account that tells the story of the pioneering men and women of the Black press who gave voice to Black America. The film had its television ...

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Have you Heard From Johannesburg

Have You Heard From Johannesburg is seven documentary stories, produced and directed by Connie Field, chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa’s entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters ...

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Forgotten Fires

When the center of the community is a church, a fire can destroy almost everything; everything but the spirit of the people who built it. In one small, poor Southern town, hatred stalked the vulnerable, but ...

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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 ...

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The World's Most Wanted Man

Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic is the most wanted man in the world. Indicted in July 1995 by the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, he has so far escaped capture and prosecution for genocide ...

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The US-Mexican War

The War That Transformed a Continent--The U.S. Mexican War (1846-1848) tells the dramatic story of a war in which Mexico lost almost half of its national territory to the United States. This national Emmy ...

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A Question of Rights

The UN Conference on Population and Development in Cairo marked a watershed in international discussions about population. It shifted the debate away from arguments about numbers and population targets to focus on human rights. But denial ...

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To Our Credit

To Our Credit explores an exciting new strategy to combat poverty: microcredit, known in America as microenterprise development. It is the practice of extending small loans and other support to low-income people to help them create ...

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Regret to Inform

In 1968, on her 24th birthday, Barbara Sonneborn received word that her husband, Jeff, had been killed in Vietnam while trying to rescue his wounded radio operator during a mortar attack. "We regret to inform you ...

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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