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 Tuesday 9pm - INDEPENDENT LENS - A showcase of independent documentary films of character driven stories on diverse subjects. This week's episode "ACORN AND THE FIRESTORM" is the story of community organizing group ACORN and the video sting that sought to bring them down. 

Friday 8pm MEET JOHN DOE - (1941) A drama starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.   A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.

8pm  THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO - Drama (1952) The life of celebrated American writer Harry Street (Gregory Peck) flashes back before his eyes as he lies dying from a wound suffered at the foot of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro. Based on the short story by Ernest Hemingway. 


9pm Tuesday - INDEPENDENT LENS - Documentary films produced by indpendent filmmakers featuring diverse subjects and character driven stories. MAN ON FIRE explores how a community deals with the aftermath of a shocking public suicide, an ordained minister's final political act.

The Facebook Affect

Dec 15, 2018

10pm Sunday - FRONTLINE - Documentary series exploring news investigations of complex, vital and often controversial subjects.  THE FACEBOOK DILEMMA Original interviews and rare footage show early warnings about Facebook's impact on privacy and democracy in the U.S.

THE WAIT IS OVER! MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE DOCTOR FOR JANUARY 9TH AT 8PM. Gather your friends, have a party or at the VERY least, set your DVR because you won't want to miss all new episodes of DOC MARTIN!  

9pm SCROOGE - 1935 Drama/Fantasy starring Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop and Robert Cochran An old Victorian miser who loathes Christmas and everything it stands for soon has a change of heart after being visited by three ghosts who foretell his future. Based on the novel "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

8pm DOC MARTIN: Facta Non Verba - Comedy/Drama - After a failed date night, the question remains... are Martin and Louisa compatible?   

The Judge

Dec 8, 2018

9pm INDEPENDENT LENS - Documentary films produced by indpendent filmmakers featuring diverse subjects and character driven stories. THE JUDGE - Showing Shari’a law in a way we've never seen before--through the story of the first-ever female judge in Palestine’s religious courts--The Judge is portrait of a remarkable woman who overcame a male-dominated tradition to change minds. 


 See you're favorite iconic Hollywood stars, like John Wayne, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor in the most beloved classic movies.  Whether they are heroes or villains, we'll showcase these legendary performers as we bring you the best in the "Golden Age" of Hollywood films.  Tune in Friday nights at 9 for cinematic nostaglia and unrivaled storytelling.   

  • 9pm AND THEN THERE WERE NONE - 1945 - Drama/Mystery - based on Agatha Christie's best-selling mystery.  Ten strangers are invited to an island by a mysterious host, and start to get killed one by one. 


8pm DOC MARTIN: Other People's Children - Comeday/Drama - Though the therapy sessions are progressing well Martin is annoyed when Louisa's old flame Danny returns to the area, leading a group of city kids on a camping holiday

AFRICAN AMERICANS: Many Rivers To Cross - Documentary - Noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking six-part series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

10pm INDEPENDENT LENS : THE CLEANERS - Documentary - Enter the hidden industry of digital “cleaning,” where the web rids itself of what it doesn‘t like and controls what you’re allowed to see.