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POV is PBS's award-winning showcase for independent nonfiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 of the most important documentary films of our time. The series has provided a showcase for the early efforts of documentary superstars like Errol Morris, Jonathan Demme, Michael Moore and Freida Lee Mock, and introduced new generations of viewers to legendary films like Albert and David Maysles' Salesman, Fred Wiseman's High School and Mel Stuart's Wattstax. POV has won every coveted industry award, including 32 Emmys, 15 George Foster Peabody Awards, 11 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, three Academy Awards, the Prix Italia and the Webby Award.
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True Lives is a new programming initiative that revisits classic documentaries from the POV series, as well as other films that have not aired on POV, repackaging them into themed collections for broadcast by public television stations, including PDP stations.
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