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Dawn Porter's Acclaimed Doc 'Gideon's Army' is Now Streaming on Netflix. Here's Why You Should See It

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 8, 2014 2:51 PM
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Review: 'Gideon's Army' Is A Necessary Look At The Work Done By The Unsung

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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  • 13 Comments
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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  • 0 Comments
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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  • 2 Comments
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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  • 2 Comments
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.