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July 2012

‘The Light in Her Eyes’ Looks at Women’s Education in Syria, on PBS and Online

Filmed before the protests against Bashar al-Assad’s regime began in March 2011, Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix's documentary offers a glimpse at the thin line some Muslim women must walk.


‘Frontline: Alaska Gold’ Premieres on PBS 24 July

Alaska Gold tracks the conflict over the Pebble project, including Alaskans who believe it will decimate the traditional economy, based on fishing, and those who contend it will improve living conditions, by providing jobs.


‘Arusi Persian Wedding’ on ‘Global Voices’ and Online, Starting 7/22

“I think the really important part of this trip,” says Heather Tehrani, “is for Alex’s dad to have completion of our wedding.” Just so,


‘Real Sports’ Looks at Marching Bands Hazing

Real Sports correspondent Frank Deford investigates the brutal hazing performed by marching bands, specifically, the death last year of Florida A&M University's drum major Robert Champion.


‘Frontline: Fast Times at Philly High’ Follows a New Kind of Shop Class

Premiering 17 July on PBS, Debra Morton's short documentary follows the EVX Team's participation in the 2010 Automotive X Prize, which takes them from Philadelphia to Michigan International Speedway.


Eight-Part Documentary Series ‘NY Med’ Comes to ABC 10 July

NY Med confirms two notions: your fear of hospitals is well founded. And the people in them do their best to get you through it.


Final Season of ‘Dog Whisperer’ Goes to London on 7 July

Dog Whisperer is the most consistently entertaining, entrancing, and reassuring show on TV.


‘The City Dark’ on POV starting 5 July

“It’s a crappy night. We sometimes call it schmutz: that’s a local expression.” For astronomer Irve Robbins, “local” is New York. An astronomer


Remarkable Doc ‘Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present’ on HBO Starting 2 July

“You know what is interesting?” posits Marina Abramović. “After 40 years of people thinking you’re insane and you should be put in mental hospital, you


‘Putin’s Kiss’ Premieres on ‘Global Voices’ on 1 July

At the start of Putin’s Kiss, Masha Drokova calls Russia’s then-Prime Minister “The role model for the person I’d like to share


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