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Mon., January 23, 2017
10:00 pm
(90 minutes)

The Witness  

Bill Genovese investigates the 1964 murder of his sister Kitty, who was stabbed to death in Queens while 38 bystanders did nothing-at least, that's how the story was reported by the New York Times. Those "facts" led to the development of "the bystander effect" within psychology; influenced politicians to pass "Good Samaritan" laws; and spurred Bill to volunteer for Vietnam, where he lost his legs. But those "facts" weren't accurate, as Genovese discovers through the course of the documentary.

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Mon., January 23, 2017
10:00 pm
(90 minutes)

The Witness  

Bill Genovese investigates the 1964 murder of his sister Kitty, who was stabbed to death in Queens while 38 bystanders did nothing-at least, that's how the story was reported by the New York Times. Those "facts" led to the development of "the bystander effect" within psychology; influenced politicians to pass "Good Samaritan" laws; and spurred Bill to volunteer for Vietnam, where he lost his legs. But those "facts" weren't accurate, as Genovese discovers through the course of the documentary.

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Wed., January 25, 2017
2:30 am
(90 minutes)

The Witness  

Bill Genovese investigates the 1964 murder of his sister Kitty, who was stabbed to death in Queens while 38 bystanders did nothing-at least, that's how the story was reported by the New York Times. Those "facts" led to the development of "the bystander effect" within psychology; influenced politicians to pass "Good Samaritan" laws; and spurred Bill to volunteer for Vietnam, where he lost his legs. But those "facts" weren't accurate, as Genovese discovers through the course of the documentary.

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Wed., January 25, 2017
2:30 am
(90 minutes)

The Witness  

Bill Genovese investigates the 1964 murder of his sister Kitty, who was stabbed to death in Queens while 38 bystanders did nothing-at least, that's how the story was reported by the New York Times. Those "facts" led to the development of "the bystander effect" within psychology; influenced politicians to pass "Good Samaritan" laws; and spurred Bill to volunteer for Vietnam, where he lost his legs. But those "facts" weren't accurate, as Genovese discovers through the course of the documentary.

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Sat., February 4, 2017
11:00 pm
(90 minutes)

Independent Lens  

Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.

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Sat., February 4, 2017
11:00 pm
(90 minutes)

Independent Lens  

Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.

Full Episodes

What Was Ours

What Was Ours

Watch this film through February 15th.

Containment

Containment

Watch this film through February 8th.

Best and Most Beautiful Things

Best and Most Beautiful Things

Watch this film through February 1st.

Meet the Patels

Meet the Patels

Watch this film up to January 25th.

Clips

Birth of a Movement - D.W. Griffith: Son of the South - Clip

Birth of a Movement - D.W. Griffith: Son of the South - Clip

Birth of a Movement premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 6, 2017.

Accidental Courtesy - A Klan Can Change Their Ways - Clip

Accidental Courtesy - A Klan Can Change Their Ways - Clip

Accidental Courtesy premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 13, 2017.

Accidental Courtesy - A Collection of Robes - Clip

Accidental Courtesy - A Collection of Robes - Clip

Accidental Courtesy premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 13, 2017.

Accidental Courtesy - Daryl Davis Meets Kwame Rose - Clip

Accidental Courtesy - Daryl Davis Meets Kwame Rose - Clip

Accidental Courtesy premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 13, 2017.

Previews

The Bad Kids - Trailer

The Bad Kids - Trailer

The Bad Kids premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 20, 2017.

TOWER - Trailer

TOWER - Trailer

TOWER premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.