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This acclaimed Emmy Award-winning anthology series features documentaries and a limited number of fiction films united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement and unflinching visions of their independent producers. INDEPENDENT LENS features unforgettable stories about a unique individual, community or moment in history. The series is supported by interactive companion Web sites and national publicity and community engagement campaigns.

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  • INDEPENDENT LENS: Made in Boise

    Go inside the lives of four surrogates and the intended parents whose children they carry.

    Airdate: 10/28/2019

    Time: 10:00 - 11:30 PM

    INLE: 2101

    OB: 10/28/19

  • INDEPENDENT LENS: Decade of Fire

    Discover why the Bronx burned in the 1970s and meet those who chose to resist, remain and rebuild.

    Airdate: 11/4/2019

    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 PM

    INLE: 2102

    OB: 11/4/2019

  • INDEPENDENT LENS: The Interpreters

    Meet some of the local interpreters who helped protect U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Airdate: 11/11/2019

    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 PM

    INLE: 2103

    OB: 11/11/2019

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