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Independent Lens

Independent Lens
Genre Documentary, Drama
Country of origin USA
No. of seasons 13
No. of episodes 306 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Sally Jo Fifer
Producer(s) Lois Vossen
Running time 60-90 minutes
Original channel PBS
Original run August 9, 1999 – Present
External links
Production website

Airing weekly on Monday nights on PBS through ITVS, the Emmy Award-winning, Oscar-nominated series Independent Lens introduces new documentary films made by independent filmmakers like Eugene Jarecki, Kirby Dick, Connie Field, and Frederick Wiseman. Past seasons of Independent Lens have been presented by hosts Angela Bassett, Don Cheadle, Susan Sarandon, Edie Falco, Terrence Howard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera, and Mary-Louise Parker.[1] Stanley Tucci returned for his second stint as host for the 2013-2014 season.[2]

The series began in 1999 and for three years aired 10 episodes each fall season. In 2002, PBS announced that in 2003 the series would relaunch and expand to 29 primetime episodes a year.[3] The 2014-2015 season is regarded as the 13th season for the series.

Independent Lens has won six Primetime Emmy Awards and 16 films have won [4] International Documentary Association Documentary Awards, Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, and Sundance Film Festival Awards.

Episode listing

Audience Award

Independent Lens gives out an annual Audience Award. The TV viewing audience is invited to rate each episode of the series (through online voting), and an award is given to each season's winner. Winners of the Audience Award have included:[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Introducing Our Illustrious New Host, Mary-Louise Parker!" (on September 20, 2011)
  2. ^ “Independent Lens Announces New Season Lineup” (on September 4, 2013)
  3. ^ Independent Lens' From ITVS Re-Launches; Expands to 29 Weeks"'". 2002-07-26. Archived from the original on 2002-08-03. 
  4. ^ Peabody Awards for Independent Lens
  5. ^ - About the Audience AwardIndependent Lens (retrieved June 3, 2009).

External links

  • Independent Lens | PBS Web site
  • Independent Lens series page
  • Independent Lens blog
  • Independent Lens at the Internet Movie Database
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