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INDIE CAUCUS IS MOBILIZING THE COMMUNITY TO PUSH WNET TO SWITCH BACK AND ALIGN WITH THE NATIONAL PBS SCHEDULE. WE NEED YOUR HELP:

Tim Horsburgh

UPDATE DECEMBER 22ND, 2014 // THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON THIS ISSUE. WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED WORD THAT WNET HAS MOVED INDEPENDENT LENS AND POV PROGRAMMING BACK TO MONDAY NIGHTS AT 10PM FOR THE TIME BEING. WE ARE HUMBLED AT THE RESPONSE AND ENTHUSIASM SHOWN BY THE COMMUNITY OVER THE IMPORTANCE OF INDEPENDENT AND DIVERSE VOICES ON PUBLIC BROADCASTING. CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL JOINT STATEMENT FROM PBS. THE INDIE CAUCUS WILL CONTINUE TO WORK TOWARDS PROMINENT REPRESENTATION OF DIVERSE AND INDEPENDENT VOICES IN PUBLIC MEDIA. PLEASE SIGN UP AS A SUPPORTER BELOW FOR CONTINUED UPDATES.

INDIE CAUCUS IS MOBILIZING THE COMMUNITY TO PUSH WNET TO SWITCH BACK AND ALIGN WITH THE NATIONAL PBS SCHEDULE.  WE NEED YOUR HELP:

READ THE INDIE CAUCUS PUBLISHED STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THIS CHANGE.

SIGN OUR CHANGE.ORG PETITION TO ADD YOUR NAME TO OUR LIST OF SUPPORTERS.

CHECK OUT OUR UPDATED FAQ TO CLARIFY FACTS FROM WNET'S INITIAL RESPONSE TO PUSHBACK. 

 

Friends and Supporters -
Indie Caucus needs your help. 

HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED: 
WNET — the flagship PBS station in New York City — abruptly changed its schedule and will no longer broadcast independent documentaries in primetime. The decision goes against the national PBS schedule and marginalizes the award-winning Independent Lens and POV series. Since WNET announced the change, another station has decided to follow suit.

HERE’S WHAT THE STATION SAID: 
On its website and in messages to donors, WNET says that audience research shows the switch will help build viewership for documentaries. They also contend that broadcasting POV and Independent Lens on a sister station will allow the programs to reach the same number of people as before. Both of these claims are untrue. 

HERE’S WHY IT MATTERS: 
Independent storytelling is a core part of public television. Sharing diverse perspectives isn’t just what sets public media apart, it’s what PBS stations are mandated to do as part of their commitment to serve communities. 

We need your help to remind public television executives that independent documentary films are important to our national dialog and belong in prime-time.

PLEASE HELP:

  1. If you haven’t already, sign the petition at Change.org. It’ll take two seconds and every name helps send a stronger message.

  2. Email your network! Send a message to your Kickstarter or E-news list. Suggested email copy is here

  3. Spread the word on social. We have suggested tweets here and copy for a Facebook post.

  4. Follow Indie Caucus on Facebook and Twitter — we’ll post updates with further action and resources as we know more.