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Filmmakers and public meet to discuss future of indie films on PBS

Last November, New York public television station WNET announced they’d be moving the program's Independent Lens and POV to their less-watched sister station on Long Island. Indie filmmakers and members of the public soon began voicing their concern that the diversity of both the stories and the filmmakers featured on these programs, and the important content they contained, were being pushed aside by both WNET and PBS. In response, execs from the station and the network, along with producers from both shows, created a national listening tour to allay fears and talk about the future of independent film on PBS. The final meeting is Monday in Chicago. Kartemquin Films is playing a big role in the meeting, and Gordon Quinn joins us to talk about what he wants to say, and what he wants to hear. (Flickr/John Kratz)

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