• WORLD Captures 4 Emmy® Nominations and a NETA Win During 2023 Awards Season

    This year, WORLD has been nominated for four Emmy® Awards and have won a NETA Public Media Award! We’re excited to lift these films up and continue our mission of telling under-told and underrepresented stories.

  • Stories from the Stage to Premiere Season 7 on WORLD with New Slate of Storytellers

    Stories from the Stage premieres its seventh season on Monday, October 16, featuring new special episodes taped in Arizona and Nebraska.

  • Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution: Demand for Plant-Based Protein Offers Promise for More Diverse Landscape

    One of the leading producers of plant protein, PURIS, opened a large processing facility outside of Dawson, Minnesota in October 2021 to extract protein from yellow peas. Yet corn and soybeans dominate the landscape around the facility to this day. Why aren't we seeing more change in the Midwest? Growers explain the challenges in latest segment of Minnesota's Alt-Meat Revolution.

  • WORLD Celebrates HBCU Week with Stories from Howard, North Carolina A&T and Beyond

    As institutions and organizations across the country recognize the historical and cultural significance of HBUCs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) during nationally-recognized HBCU Week programs, WORLD presents Maryland Public Television (MPT)’s HBCU Week programming initiative with films following the athletics, music and legacies of HBCUs.

  • September Films on WORLD: Starting the School Year with HBCU Week, Hispanic + Latinx Stories and Your Vote

    This September, WORLD observes HBCU Week, Hispanic Heritage Month and steps into Election 2024 with the first of three new feature films that take a look at American democracy at the local level: Running with My Girls.

  • WORLD Welcomes Georgiana Lee as Project Manager for Acquisitions and Distribution

    Georgiana "George" Lee has joined WORLD as Project Manager for Acquisitions and Distribution. Lee will guide WORLD’s editorial team, serve as liaison to content partners and creators, and guide grant writing and compliance throughout the production lifecycle.

  • From Surf and Land to New York Fashion Week: New Films from Pacific Heartbeat

    From Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia to Hawai'i, Oceania and beyond, many regions, people and cultures make up the Pacific Islands. Through rich and artistically-told stories about these Indigenous people and places, Pacific Heartbeat centers the beauty and diversity of the Pacific Islands. Four new films premiering in August present contemporary stories from Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women.

  • The WORLD Beyond Our Own Backyards: Documentaries to Watch in August

    As the summer winds to a close, slow down this August with WORLD films that cast a light on often-overlooked communities and issues here at home and around the globe, from the return of Pacific Heartbeat with stories exploring fashion, surfing, agriculture and more in the Pacific Islands to an encore presentation of Afghanistan: The Wounded Land marking the second anniversary of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  • The Goal to Unite Korea and Reunite Families in Doc World's 'Crossings'

    In 1953, the Korean Armistice Agreement put an end to fighting in Korea, but it stopped short of an official peace treaty. In Crossings, filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem follows 30 women peacemakers organize a walk across the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to call attention to the never-ending war that continues to separate families and further tensions between nations. Doc World host Andia Winslow sat down with Liem and Women Cross DMZ's Christine Ahn and Aiyoung Choi to talk about the film, the impact of the Korean War and their 2015 walk.

  • Democracy in a Time of Fortitude and Fragility: What to Watch in July

    Democracy, its fragile existence – which has been at the center of U.S. and global politics – and what social ills that will occur or peak over the course of this election season will set the tone for how we all vote. As the country celebrates July 4th while recognizing the flaws of what Independence Day represents, WORLD covers the headlines through the voices of the people who have lived them.