POV (TV series)

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For other uses, see POV (disambiguation).
Genre Documentary
Created by Marc Weiss
Developed by Marc Weiss
Country of origin  United States
No. of seasons 27
No. of episodes 300+
Producer(s) American Documentary, Inc.
Original channel PBS
Original release July 5, 1988 – present
External links
Production website

POV (also written P.O.V.) is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) public television series which features independent nonfiction films. POV is an initialism for point of view.

POV is the longest-running showcase on television for independent documentary films.[1] PBS presents 14–16 POV programs each year, and the series has premiered over 300 films to U.S. television audiences since 1988.[2] POV‍ '​s films have a strong first-person, social-issue focus. Many established directors, including Michael Moore, Jonathan Demme, Terry Zwigoff, Errol Morris, Albert and David Maysles, Michael Apted, Frederick Wiseman, Marlon Riggs, and Ross McElwee have had work screened as part of the POV series.

The series has garnered both critical and industry acclaim over its 20-plus years on television. POV programs have also won major industry awards including three Oscars, 32 Emmys, 16 Peabody Awards,[3] 12 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards, the Prix Italia and the Webby Award.[2]

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  1. ^ "About POV At a Glance". PBS. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  2. ^ a b "American Documentary, Inc. About Us". Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  3. ^ Peabody Awards for POV ,accessed September 2014.

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