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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Command and Control

Exploring the little-known history of the management and safety concerns of America’s nuclear arsenal. Read More
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Count Me In

When ordinary citizens propose and vote directly for public projects in their neighborhoods, an experiment in direct democracy unfolds in Chicago. Read More
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Death By Design

Examining the global environmental and public health consequences of our addiction to our digital devices Read More
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Indian Point

Questioning safety standards overseen by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in light of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi disaster while observing the daily operations at an aging New York nuclear power plant Read More
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Logs of War

A network of citizen journalists in Liberia works to protect the country’s natural resources and public health Read More
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Following the social and political impacts of an ongoing environmental disaster believed to have been caused by natural gas drilling in Indonesia Read More
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Night School

Examining the experiences of four adults in Indianapolis as they work to earn a high school diploma and technical certification Read More
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Now Playing

Exploring the importance of play to human and social development and the movement that is making play a priority in every area of life Read More
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On the Outside: The Year After Prison

Chronicling the stories of 15 people as they work to rebuild their lives after being released from prison Read More
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Road to Home

Examining the challenges faced by homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) teens living in New York City Read More
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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


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

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer