Independent Lens

1999 - Present TV-14 8.2

Different celebrity hosts present new independent documentaries..

Independent Lens is an award-winning PBS documentary series that streams on the PBS App and airs on public television. Independent Lens documentaries focus on stories of underrepresented communities and universal challenges found across America. The series has been awarded numerous Emmys and Peabodys, and has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards.

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Episode 1 Hazing

1. Hazing

Aired: Sep 19, 2023

The practice of hazing and why it continues to be seen as a legitimate rite o...

Episode 2 TikTok, Boom.

2. TikTok, Boom.

Aired: Oct 9, 2023

Dissecting TikTok, one of the most influential platforms of the social media ...

Episode 3 Move Me

3. Move Me

Aired: Nov 6, 2023

A woman's quest to redefine who she is after a dive into Lake Superior result...

Episode 7 Beyond Utopia

7. Beyond Utopia

Aired: Jan 9, 2024

They grew up believing their land was paradise. Now, they risk everything in ...

Episode 8 Racist Trees

8. Racist Trees

Aired: Jan 22, 2024

Were trees intentionally planted to exclude and segregate a Black neighborhoo...

Episode 9 Razing Liberty Square

9. Razing Liberty Square

Aired: Jan 29, 2024

Liberty City, Miami, is home to one of the oldest segregated public housing p...

Episode 11 Breaking the News

11. Breaking the News

Aired: Feb 19, 2024

Who decides which stories get told? A scrappy group of women and LGBTQ+ journ...

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Current Status: Returning Series

Network: PBS

Genres: Documentary