WORLD Channel in the News

  • New episodes of Stories from the Stage premiere 

    Ahead of the premieres of new episodes in Season 7 of Stories from the Stage, Caribbean Life spoke with Liz Cheng and Patricia Alvarado Núñez, co-creators and co-executive producers of the national storytelling series from WORLD.

  • THE COST OF INHERITANCE: Meet the Descendants of Enslavers and Enslaved Fighting for Reparations 

    We look at THE COST OF INHERITANCE, a new documentary that examines the growing movement for reparations for Black American descendants of people who were enslaved and addressing the historical injustices they have faced. While some of this is being done by city and state commissions tasked with studying reparations, others are attempting to address systemic racism at the local and personal level, as detailed in the film.

  • How Liz Cheng and Patricia Alvarado Núñez Are Helping To Make the Entertainment Industry More Diverse and Representative 

    As a part of my series about leaders helping to make the entertainment industry more diverse and representative, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Liz Cheng and Patricia Alvarado Núñez. Liz Cheng and Patricia Alvarado Núñez host and executive produce the Stories from the Stage podcast, based on the broadcast series they co-created with WORLD Channel Editorial Manager Chris Hastings. The TV series and podcast features multicultural storytellers sharing extraordinary stories in the hope we can all learn from their experiences.

  • Stories that Bind: An Exclusive on Stories from the Stage 

    GBH’s General Manager of Television and Executive Producer of Stories from the Stage, Liz Cheng, speaks to SAMPAN, New England's only bilingual Chinese and English newspaper, about how stories bring communities together.

  • American Documentary Receives Two Imagen Awards Nominations 

    The Imagen Foundation announced yesterday that American Documentary has received two Best Documentary nominations for the 37th Annual Imagen Awards. The presentation is the only Latino and Latinx entertainment awards event dedicated to honoring the positive portrayal and creative excellence of Latinos, Latino, and Latinx cultures in television and film. FIVE YEARS NORTH, directed by Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple, is America ReFramed's nominee.

  • Soledad O’Brien’s New Documentary Takes Raw Look At The First Days Of Covid-19 

    We like to say that hindsight is 20/20, suggesting that upon reflection we understand the past with clarity. But in 2020, that old idiom doesn’t seem to be true. In the last eight months, the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed time and again just how unprepared we were – and are – when it comes to caring for and protecting the most vulnerable in our communities.

  • BY WATER Announced as Winner of the BlackStar Pitch; WORLD Channel Awards Co-Production Deal to Iyabo Kwayana 

    WORLD Channel, the award-winning multimedia platform and content producer, has partnered with BlackStar Film Festival, for the second annual BlackStar Pitch. Taking place during the 2020 BlackStar Film Festival, the BlackStar Pitch - which focused on documentary short projects - helped kick off this year's festivities on August 19 as eight filmmakers of color had the opportunity to pitch their work-in-progress documentary projects to an online virtual panel of industry experts.

  • UNSETTLED: SEEKING REFUGE IN AMERICA Review: Embracing a New Home 

    UNSETTLED: SEEKING REFUGE IN AMERICA begins as a typical issue documentary, with the goal of raising awareness of refugees who have been persecuted for being L.G.B.T.Q. It follows four people who have come to the United States: Subhi from Syria, Junior from the Democratic Republic of Congo and the couple Mari and Cheyenne from Angola. They have stories of vicious discrimination and estrangement from family members. When they arrive in the San Francisco area, volunteers help them acclimate, but finding work and housing make settling difficult.

  • Exclusive Stanley Nelson film launches revamped WORLD Channel presence on YouTube 

    WORLD Channel is boosting its presence on YouTube and aiming to reach wider audiences by adding more exclusive and original content to its online offerings. The broadcast channel and multimedia content producer, which is operated by WGBH in Boston and distributed by American Public Television, launched the initiative March 31 with the release of TWO DOLLARS AND A DREAM, the debut film of director Stanley Nelson. The rough goal is to release one feature a month, shorts from documentary series every four months and short films as they become available, said WORLD Channel EP Chris Hastings.

  • America ReFramed Returns to WORLD Channel This May 

    America ReFramed, the award-winning documentary series dedicated to showcasing independent documentary films highlighting the mosaic of life and cultures in contemporary America, returns for its eighth season at 8 p.m. EST on Tuesday, May 5, on WORLD Channel. The new season premieres with WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDS from filmmaker Jane Gillooly, a powerful and intimate examination of segregation and racial injustice in the neighboring towns of Kinloch and Ferguson, Missouri. New and encore episodes of America ReFramed will air on Tuesdays throughout 2020.