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PBS, 'Spies Of Mississippi', And The Business Of TV Programming Based On Racial Viewing Habits

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 11, 2014 11:15 AM
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While I empathize with filmmaker Dawn Porter and frustrated viewers regarding the PBS Black History Month scheduling flap, I think some more important questions to be posed are . . .

On PBS Affilitate WETA's Lack Of Prime-Time Black History Month Programming - An Open Letter

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 10, 2014 3:11 PM
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  • 9 Comments
On PBS Affilitate WETA's Lack Of Prime-Time Black History Month Programming - An Open Letter

Review: Dawn Porter's Anti-Civil Rights Espionage Doc 'Spies Of Mississippi' (Premieres Tonight On PBS)

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • February 10, 2014 1:37 PM
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Review: Dawn Porter's Anti-Civil Rights Espionage Doc 'Spies Of Mississippi' (Premieres Tonight On PBS)

ADIFF 2013 Review - Dawn Porter's Anti-Civil Rights Espionage Doc 'Spies Of Mississippi'

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • December 16, 2013 2:40 PM
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ADIFF 2013 Review - Dawn Porter's Anti-Civil Rights Espionage Doc 'Spies Of Mississippi'

At Least Five Oscar-Qualifying Documentaries This Year Were Directed by Black Women - Are You Watching?

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • November 11, 2013 7:29 PM
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This year, there are at least five feature length documentaries directed by black women qualifying for Academy Award consideration...

ADIFF 2013 Preview: Anti-Civil Rights Espionage Documentary 'Spies Of Mississippi'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 6, 2013 11:25 AM
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ADIFF 2013 Preview: Anti-Civil Rights Espionage Documentary 'Spies Of Mississippi'

Byron Hurt, Dawn Porter, Melissa Haizlip, Marlene McCurtis Are 2013 Firelight Media Next Step Media Fund Recipients

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 5, 2013 7:24 PM
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Byron Hurt, Dawn Porter, Melissa Haizlip, Marlene McCurtis Are 2013 Firelight Media Next Step Media Fund Recipients

Dawn Porter's 'Trapped' (On The Abortion War & Black Women's Bodies) Gets A Boost

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 30, 2013 12:59 PM
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Review: 'Gideon's Army' Is A Necessary Look At The Work Done By The Unsung (HBO Tonight)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2013 11:54 AM
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Director Dawn Porter's Gideon's Army, which will premiere tonight, July 1, on HBO, can be summarized as follows: 3 young, idealistic public defenders in the Deep South - Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick - struggle against long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads to ensure justice is served for America’s forgotten poor.

Trailer For Doc 'Gideon's Army' (On Idealistic Public Defenders Working In Deep South)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 12, 2013 12:02 PM
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A fascinating documentary that I saw a couple of months ago, while it was premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, on a subject that I wouldn't have ever even considered as a documentary topic; needless to say, I'd really appreciated, was informed and even entertained by it.