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  • 1988
  • 33 Seasons
  • 7.8  (151)

POV is a television program produced and aired on PBS stations across the United States. The show airs independent nonfiction documentaries that would not normally be seen by the majority of viewers. POV are the initials standing for "point of view" since the documentaries aired are typically from the viewpoint of a person or group organization. It is the longest running television show airing independent films with 14-16 being shown each year. A great number of directors have been featured on POV including Michael Moore, best known for his inflammatory documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, also Errol Morris, Michael Apted, and Ross McElwee. The films presented by these directors and others typically showcase a social issue or follow the life of a person or persons as they conduct themselves in everyday activities. POV has been on air since July 5, 1988 and has currently aired over 300 different independent documentary films. There has been a total of 24 seasons with the show entering it's 25th season fairly soon in 2013. It is a well known show and has garnered critical acclaim and fame for its work in displaying independent film. The films shown on POV have gone on to win three Oscars, 15 Peabody awards, a Webby award, 32 Emmys, 36 Cine Golden Eagles among a great number of other awards and prizes. Some of the great documentary films shown on the show include The Lost Boys of Sudan, Bright Leaves, Prison Town USA, and Food Inc. As a television show, POV is considered to be one of the greatest shows for displaying the variety of American documentary films and film making. Airing the greatest documentaries on TV has led to its acclaim. Its long accomplishments has allowed it to continue airing the greatest of these.

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Mayor
19. Mayor
July 26, 2021
Musa Hadid is the Christian mayor of Ramallah, the de factor capital of the Palestinian Authority. As he tries to keep his city running, his job is made increasingly difficult by the Israeli occupation of his home.
Stateless
18. Stateless
July 19, 2021
An electoral campaign uncovers the complex history and politics of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Follow families of those affected by the 2013 legislation stripping citizenship from Dominicans of Haitian descent.
Landfall
17. Landfall
July 12, 2021
Summary is not available.
The Neutral Ground
16. The Neutral Ground
July 5, 2021
Comedian C.J. Hunt documents the dispute over removing four Confederate monuments in New Orleans.
Through The Night
15. Through The Night
May 10, 2021
Explore the personal cost of our modern economy through the stories of two working mothers and a childcare provider, whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center in New Rochelle, New York.
The Mole Agent
14. The Mole Agent
January 25, 2021
Follow a private investigator hired to go undercover inside a nursing home.
Pov Shorts
13. Pov Shorts "Legacy"
November 9, 2020
Three stories looking at time encapsulated.
Softie
12. Softie
October 12, 2020
Follow Kenyan activist Boniface "Softie" Mwangi in his quest to run for political office.
The Infiltrators
11. The Infiltrators
October 5, 2020
Meet two young immigrants who get purposefully arrested as part of a mission to stop deportations.
Our Time Machine
10. Our Time Machine
September 28, 2020
When artist Maleonn realizes that his father has Alzheimer's, he creates "Papa's Time Machine.".
In My Blood It Runs
9. In My Blood It Runs
September 21, 2020
Peek into the life of Dujuan, a 10-year-old Aboriginal boy growing up in Alice Springs, Australia.
Love Child
8. Love Child
September 14, 2020
A political love story about Leila, her secret love, Sahand, and their escape from Iran.
Portraits And Dreams
7. Portraits And Dreams
September 7, 2020
Former students reflect on visionary photos they made in the 1970s and their present lives.
About Love
6. About Love
August 10, 2020
Examine the vagaries of affections across three generations of the Phadke family.
Chez Jolie Coiffure
5. Chez Jolie Coiffure
August 3, 2020
Meet Sabine, the charismatic Cameroonian proprietor of an underground hair salon.
Advocate
4. Advocate
July 27, 2020
Follow an Israeli lawyer who takes on two contentious court cases in a tireless quest for justice.
We are the Radical Monarchs
3. We are the Radical Monarchs
July 20, 2020
Meet a group of pioneering girls of color on the frontlines of modern social justice.
And She Could Be Next (2)
2. And She Could Be Next (2)
June 30, 2020
Leading up to election day, there is a focus on how organizers combat voter suppression in their own communities. At the heart of the episode is a growing multi-ethnic coalition in Georgia, a state with a rich history of civil rights.
And She Could Be Next
1. And She Could Be Next
June 29, 2020
A story of a defiant movement of women of color, transforming politics from the ground up.
Description

POV is a television program produced and aired on PBS stations across the United States. The show airs independent nonfiction documentaries that would not normally be seen by the majority of viewers. POV are the initials standing for "point of view" since the documentaries aired are typically from the viewpoint of a person or group organization. It is the longest running television show airing independent films with 14-16 being shown each year.

A great number of directors have been featured on POV including Michael Moore, best known for his inflammatory documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, also Errol Morris, Michael Apted, and Ross McElwee. The films presented by these directors and others typically showcase a social issue or follow the life of a person or persons as they conduct themselves in everyday activities.

POV has been on air since July 5, 1988 and has currently aired over 300 different independent documentary films. There has been a total of 24 seasons with the show entering it's 25th season fairly soon in 2013. It is a well known show and has garnered critical acclaim and fame for its work in displaying independent film. The films shown on POV have gone on to win three Oscars, 15 Peabody awards, a Webby award, 32 Emmys, 36 Cine Golden Eagles among a great number of other awards and prizes. Some of the great documentary films shown on the show include The Lost Boys of Sudan, Bright Leaves, Prison Town USA, and Food Inc.

As a television show, POV is considered to be one of the greatest shows for displaying the variety of American documentary films and film making. Airing the greatest documentaries on TV has led to its acclaim. Its long accomplishments has allowed it to continue airing the greatest of these.

POV is a series that is currently running and has 33 seasons (463 episodes). The series first aired on July 5, 1988.

Where to Watch POV

POV is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch POV on demand at , PBS and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    July 5, 1988
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (151)