1. America ReFramed

    Through the lens of independent documentaries, America ReFramed presents an array of personal voices and experiences through which we learn from our past, understand our present and are challenged to seek new frameworks for the future of an ever-evolving country. Produced by American Documentary, Inc. and WORLD Channel.

  2. Doc World

    A showcase bringing the best international documentaries from around the globe to an American audience. Doc World, a contemporary window into the realities of people and societies from many nations, is a viewers’ passport into the world’s films. Told with authentic voices, these stories will surprise, inform, and delight. Produced by WORLD Channel.

  3. Local, USA

    Local, USA is a series that features fascinating stories of diverse people, culled from public television stations and independent producers, and curated around a single theme for each program. These “untold” local stories are shared with a national audience. Produced by WORLD Channel and partners from across the country.

  4. Stories from the Stage

    Stories from the Stage illustrates the power of real stories told by masterful storytellers. Each episode explores the art of storytelling with the introduction of the theme, interviews with the host and the three multicultural storytellers talking about their craft, and the on-stage performances. Everyone has a story to share. What's yours?

  5. AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

    AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange celebrates the cultural and historical growth that has occurred in the last generation, providing fuel for a global conversation on the present day realities and contemporary lifestyles of Africans, both on the continent and in the Diaspora. Produced by Black Public Media.

  6. Eyes on the Prize

    The definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today. Narrated by political leader and civil rights activist Julian Bond (1940-2015).

  7. Finding America

    An independent public media production comprised of teams embedded at public radio and television stations across the U.S. The third in a series of national productions first launched by AIR, Finding America moves into communities to invent new storytelling models with citizens who help us tell a new story of the rich diversity of America today.

  8. Independent Lens

    Independent Lens is an Emmy Award-winning series that is television’s leading showcase of independent documentaries — and made by filmmakers funded by the Independent Television Service (ITVS). Watch fascinating human stories that spark conversation about the world’s most pressing issues. Produced by ITVS.

  9. Pacific Heartbeat

    Pacific Heartbeat is a series of critically acclaimed documentaries that provides an authentic glimpse into the Pacific Islander experience. The series features a diverse array of programs intended to draw viewers into the heart and soul of Pacific Island culture. Produced by Pacific Islanders in Communications in partnership with PBS Hawaii.

  10. POV

    POV is TV's longest-running showcase for independent nonfiction film. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country with films known for their intimacy, unforgettable storytelling and timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues. Produced by American Documentary, Inc.

  11. Reel South

    Reel South is an anthology series that highlights the masterful, provocative Southern tradition of storytelling, exploring the alluring and complicated region and its diverse voices and points of view of one of the most unique corners of the country, the American South. A collaboration between UNC-TV and SCETV, and the Southern Documentary Fund.

  12. The Open Mind

    Hosted by Alexander Heffner, The Open Mind is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas across politics, media, technology, the arts and all realms of civic life. Produced by THIRTEEN (WNET).

  13. America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa

    America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa is an innovative documentary series revealing how dramatic changes in the country’s demographics are playing out in mainstream USA. Each program focuses on human stories, amplified by analysis of the latest statistical information. Produced by the Futuro Media Group.

  14. Global Voices

    Global Voices strives to bring a wide array of issues, stories, and cultures from around the world into the American living room. The series explores the earth by featuring international documentaries that will make you think beyond our nation's borders. Produced by the Independent Television Service.

  15. Your Voice, Your Story

    Personal stories are the driving force behind public media. We all have a story to tell. Through this series of short profiles from people of all walks of life, WORLD Channel captures the small stories that give voice to a transforming America. Produced by Firelight Films.

  16. WORLD Channel: The Exclusives

    Direct from the storyteller - WORLD Channel's exclusives are engaging, provocative and can only be seen on WORLD. These are documentaries, both short- and long-form, for public media audiences from emerging and veteran independent filmmakers.

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