NALIP Open Letter in Support of POV and IL

For many years, NALIP members have turned to the top two premiere strands of independent documentaries, the Point Of View (POV) series and the Independent Lens (IL) series on PBS to view and to broadcast our work.  They have both been critical to the dissemination of our member's work.  They have programmed our documentaries and specials year after year, winning accolades and bringing opportunity to our community of media makers. These are important venues supporting the work of producers of color, and giving us a forum to put our visions and voices out in the public airwaves.

We understand that PBS is planning to change their regularly scheduled slots to Thursday evenings, a night when most stations put on their local programs.  We are concerned that moving their air times will force them to lose viewers and undercut the work they have done to build audiences for their series over the years.

Here is a link to IDA's petition on behalf of IL and POV with more information.