WORLD Channel in the News

  • COUNCILWOMAN Chronicles the Story of a Politician - And Proud Hotel Housekeeper 

    During the day, she wears a uniform and cleans rooms at a high-end hotel. At night, she makes financial and policy decisions as a City Council member in Providence, Rhode Island. Now the story of immigrant hotel-housekeeper-turned-politician Carmen Castillo is coming to public television.

  • WORLD Channel: Stories From the Stage Premieres June 24 

    This summer, television audiences can listen in on amazing real life stories told by everyday people as WORLD Channel presents a 24-hour binge-a-thon of the television series Stories from the Stage beginning on Saturday, June 22, at 7 p.m. The series is hosted by humorists and storytellers Theresa Okokon and Wes Hazard (some eagle-eyed viewers may recognize the latter from his stint on Jeopardy! where he was a three-time champion in 2018).

  • Wayland Resident Featured on National Television Series 

    Last week, professional poker player and Wayland resident Bernard Lee appeared on the national television series, 'Stories From The Stage,' which is a collaboration of WORLD Channel, MassMouth and WGBH Events. 'Stories From The Stage' illustrates the power of real stories told by masterful storytellers. Each episode presents original stories told live, explores the art of storytelling, with a host who interviews each teller talking about their craft. This episode’s theme was "For The Win."

  • New Doc Peeks Inside Nail Salons' Booming Business 

    How did nail salons, which are dominated by Vietnamese Americans, become an $8.5 billion industry, according to Nails Magazine’s 2017 market research survey? Who were the 20 Vietnamese refugee women who revolutionized the industry? And what influence did Mantrap, the first nail salon co-owned by Black and Vietnamese women in the 1980s, per UCLA Labor Center, have on trends across the country? The new documentary 'Nailed It' will answer those questions...

  • The Implicit Punishment of Daring to Go to College When Poor 

    When I heard that federal prosecutors were charging 50 people in six states for a college admissions bribery scheme and read the accounts that followed, outlining all of the other extensive, mostly legal, help that applicants from rich families get, it underscored how different the admissions experience was for me and my high school classmates in Canarsie.

  • Documentary Follows Gay Diné Man's Quest to Lead the Navajo Nation 

    Moroni Benally on his candidacy, which is chronicled in 'Moroni for President': “There were a lot of issues in terms of uneven understandings about the Navajo traditional perspective on what it means to be gay or queer.”

  • How 3 Documentary Shorts "Flipped Migration on Its Head" 

    A trio of this year's contenders grapple with the trials of immigrants around the world, from rebuilding a home after tragedy to finding a new sense of belonging abroad.

  • IDA Documentary Awards Nominations Revealed 

    The International Documentary Association is out with the nominees for its 2018 IDA Documentary Awards. Winners of the 34th edition will be announced December 8 during a ceremony hosted by Ricki Lake at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. See the full list of nominees below. Up for Best Feature — which has been expanded to 10 nominees this year — ...Talya Tibbon and Joshua Bennett’s 'Sky and Ground'...

  • Public Television's WORLD Channel Announces Lineup for Season Three of Doc World 

    On World Refugee Day, public television's WORLD Channel announced the lineup of films for season 3 of "Doc World," a series that showcases stories that dive deep into the heart of international issues, giving viewers a chance to understand the lives and concerns of people beyond U.S. borders. The first three films of the season, kicking off Sunday, September 9, entitled: 'Sky and Ground,' 'Los Comandos,' and 'Towards the North,' all follow refugees fleeing their homes in search of asylum.

  • ‘Last Men in Aleppo,’ ‘Newtown’ Among Peabody Documentary Winners 

    The Peabody Awards board of jurors announced Monday the nine documentary winners selected for the annual Peabody 30. The documentaries being honored include stories that tackle current global issues such as the effects of climate change on the world’s coral reefs in 'Chasing Coral' and how young Dreamers navigate immigration policy in 'Indivisible.' Other topics addressed in the documentaries are gun violence, the crisis in Syria, and the life of Maya Angelou.