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While We Watched

Season 36 Episode 3607 | 1hr 22m 56s

A timely depiction of a newsroom in crisis, While We Watched follows tormented journalist Ravish Kumar for two years as he battles a barrage of fake news, falling ratings and the resulting cutbacks. Are there viewers for fact-based analyses anymore? Will his show survive or become a swan song of reason – drowning out in sensationalism, misinformation, and ratings-driven editorial decisions?

Aired: 09/03/23 | Expires: 07/01/24
Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, Reva & David Logan Foundation, the Open Society Foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding comes from Nancy Blachman and David desJardins, Bertha Foundation, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Charitable Trust, Park Foundation, Sage Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Chris and Nancy Plaut, Abby Pucker, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee and public television viewers. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.
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Janaki and her big sister Melissa talk about how they really feel about each other.
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Lynn Weaver and his daughter talk about his father who worked as a janitor and chauffeur.
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At MIT, an alum follows four African students striving to become change agents for home.
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Anatomy of a Scene from How to Have an American Baby with Leslie Tai.
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An intimate look behind the closed doors of the Chinese birth tourism industry in the US.
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A message from the filmmaker.
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