Programs


    AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange


    AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, as a series, celebrates the cultural and historical growth that has occurred in the last generation using films tailored to a world audience from insightful, artful and often unique local perspectives.





    AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, as a series, celebrates the cultural and historical growth that has occurred in the last generation using films tailored to a world audience from insightful, artful and often unique local perspectives. These films were carefully selected to portray a more balanced view of Africa than you’ll get on the nightly news and to provide fuel for what must be a global conversation on the present day realities and contemporary lifestyles of Africans, both on the continent and in the Diaspora.

    AfroPoP is produced by the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), distributed by American Public Television (APT), and supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.




    America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa


    "America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa" is a new and innovative documentary series, revealing how dramatic changes in the country’s demographics are playing out in mainstream USA.




    America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa is a new and innovative documentary series which will be available to public TV stations and viewers beginning in October 2014. Produced by the Harlem-based Futuro Media Group, "America By The Numbers" will reveal how dramatic changes in the country’s demographics are playing out in mainstream USA. Each half-hour program will focus on human stories from every corner of the nation, amplified by analysis of the latest statistical information about population, health, education, quality of life, and consumer trends.




    America ReFramed


    Each year through the lens of 26 independent films, America ReFramed tells the stories of a diverse and transforming America: what makes us different -- race, ethnicity, religion, sexual preference, abilities -- as well as what we share in common.



    This week on America ReFramed...


    America ReFramed films present personal viewpoints and a range of voices on the nation’s social issues – giving audiences the opportunity to learn from the past, understand the present, and explore new frameworks for America’s future.

    With weekly 60- to 90-minute independent films, followed by provocative conversations led by host/moderator Natasha Del Toro, this weekly series offers an unfiltered look at people rarely given a voice on national television.

    Funding for America ReFramed is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.




    Global Voices


    Global Voices strives to bring a wide array of issues, stories, and cultures from around the world into the American living room.





    Global Voices strives to bring a wide array of issues, stories, and cultures from around the world into the American living room. Through the medium of independent documentary films, Global Voices explores the earth by featuring international documentaries that will make you think beyond our nation's borders. Open your eyes and ears by tuning into Global Voices, and experience what the rest of the world has to say.




    Independent Lens


    Each week, Independent Lens brings you another original documentary film, made by one of the best independent filmmakers working today. In its first 12 seasons, Independent Lens received 11 Emmy Awards (nine News & Documentary Emmys, two Primetime Emmys), 14 Peabody Awards, 5 duPont Awards, and has been nominated for 7 Academy Awards.




    Airing weekly on PBS, Independent Lens is television's largest showcase of independent documentary film. Each week we bring you another original documentary film, made by one of the best independent filmmakers working today. In its first 12 seasons, the series received 11 Emmy Awards (nine News & Documentary Emmys, two Primetime Emmys), 14 Peabody Awards, 5 duPont Awards, and has been nominated for 7 Academy Awards. In addition, Independent Lens was the winner of the 2013 International Documentary Association Best Continuing Series Award.

    Remaining true to its original focus of offering the best documentary films to viewers, Independent Lens seeks to bring these rich stories to even wider, more diverse audiences, engage communities in conversations, and provide an authentic space for many voices. This season, the series returns with a diverse slate of independent films over the course of its nine-month season that will take you around the United States and across the world.




    Local, USA


    Local, USA is a half-hour, 13-week series that features fascinating stories of diverse people, culled from public television stations and independent producers from across the country, and curated around a single theme for each program. These “untold” local stories are shared with a national audience.




    Produced in partnership with WTTW in Chicago, Local, USA is a half-hour series that features fascinating stories of diverse people, culled from public television stations and independent producers from across the country, and curated around a single theme for each program.

    Local, USA is a co-production of WTTW and WORLD Channel.




    P.O.V.


    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. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.





    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. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.




    Pacific Heartbeat


    Pacific Heartbeat is an anthology series that provides viewers a glimpse of the real Pacific—its people, cultures, languages, music, and contemporary issues.





    Pacific Heartbeat is an anthology series that provides viewers a glimpse of the real Pacific—its people, cultures, languages, music, and contemporary issues.

    From revealing exposés to rousing musical performances, the series features a diverse array of programs that will draw viewers into the heart and soul of Pacific Island culture.




    WORLD Exclusive


    Direct from the storyteller -WORLD exclusives are fresh, engaging, provocative and won't be found any place on broadcast television. Docs, shorts and shows for public media from independent artist.


    Direct from the storyteller -WORLD exclusives are fresh, engaging, provocative and won't be found any place on air or online but WORLD. Docs, shorts and shows for public media from independent emerging artist.




    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.


    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.