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Web site: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens

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Each episode introduces new documentaries and dramas made by independent thinkers: filmmakers who are taking creative risks, calling their own shots and finding untold stories in unexpected places.

TV Schedule

Closed Captioned Brothers Hypnotic #1515 [TV-PG]
The Chicago-based Hypnotic Brass Ensemble consists of eight sons of jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran.

  • KET Sunday, April 13 at 2:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, April 13 at 3:00 am EDT

Closed Captioned The Trials of Muhammad Ali #1516 [TV-PG]
This film covers Muhammad Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. It explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

  • KET Monday, April 14 at 9:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Tuesday, April 15 at 8:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Wednesday, April 16 at 4:30 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, April 16 at 9:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Thursday, April 17 at 2:30 pm EDT
  • KETKY Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 pm EDT
  • KET Sunday, April 20 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, April 20 at 2:00 am EDT

Muscle Shoals/Waiting for a Train: The Toshio Hirano Story #1517 [TV-PG]
Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative music.

  • KET Monday, April 21 at 10:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Wednesday, April 23 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KET Sunday, April 27 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, April 27 at 3:00 am EDT

Closed Captioned Revenge of the Electric Car #1319 [TV-PG]
Follow the race among major car-makers to make and market electric cars.

  • KET2 Monday, April 28 at 10:00 pm EDT
  • KET Sunday, May 4 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, May 4 at 3:30 am EDT

A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times/Lies #1518 [TV-PG]
The story of serial plagiarist Jayson Blair and the scandal at The New York Times are detailed.

  • KET2 Monday, May 5 at 10:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Wednesday, May 7 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KET Sunday, May 11 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, May 11 at 3:00 am EDT

Let The Fire Burn #1519 [TV-PG]
The clash between Philadelphia police and the radical urban group MOVE in 1985 is chronicled.

  • KET2 Monday, May 12 at 10:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Wednesday, May 14 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KET Sunday, May 18 at 12:30 am EDT

God Loves Uganda #1520 [TV-M]
A look at how the American Evangelical movement is influencing Uganda's laws against homosexuality.

  • KET2 Monday, May 19 at 11:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Wednesday, May 21 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KET Sunday, May 25 at 1:00 am EDT

How to Survive A Plague #1507 [TV-14]
The story of two grassroots coalitions who fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

  • KET2 Wednesday, June 4 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, June 8 at 3:00 am EDT

The New Black #1521 [TV-PG]

  • KET2 Monday, June 16 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Tuesday, June 17 at 2:00 am EDT
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Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens

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