WORLD Channel in the News

  • The Implicit Punishment of Daring to Go to College When Poor 

    When I heard that federal prosecutors were charging 50 people in six states for a college admissions bribery scheme and read the accounts that followed, outlining all of the other extensive, mostly legal, help that applicants from rich families get, it underscored how different the admissions experience was for me and my high school classmates in Canarsie.

  • Documentary Follows Gay Diné Man's Quest to Lead the Navajo Nation 

    Moroni Benally on his candidacy, which is chronicled in 'Moroni for President': “There were a lot of issues in terms of uneven understandings about the Navajo traditional perspective on what it means to be gay or queer.”

  • How 3 Documentary Shorts "Flipped Migration on Its Head" 

    A trio of this year's contenders grapple with the trials of immigrants around the world, from rebuilding a home after tragedy to finding a new sense of belonging abroad.

  • IDA Documentary Awards Nominations Revealed 

    The International Documentary Association is out with the nominees for its 2018 IDA Documentary Awards. Winners of the 34th edition will be announced December 8 during a ceremony hosted by Ricki Lake at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. See the full list of nominees below. Up for Best Feature — which has been expanded to 10 nominees this year — ...Talya Tibbon and Joshua Bennett’s 'Sky and Ground'...

  • Public Television's WORLD Channel Announces Lineup for Season Three of Doc World 

    On World Refugee Day, public television's WORLD Channel announced the lineup of films for season 3 of "Doc World," a series that showcases stories that dive deep into the heart of international issues, giving viewers a chance to understand the lives and concerns of people beyond U.S. borders. The first three films of the season, kicking off Sunday, September 9, entitled: 'Sky and Ground,' 'Los Comandos,' and 'Towards the North,' all follow refugees fleeing their homes in search of asylum.

  • ‘Last Men in Aleppo,’ ‘Newtown’ Among Peabody Documentary Winners 

    The Peabody Awards board of jurors announced Monday the nine documentary winners selected for the annual Peabody 30. The documentaries being honored include stories that tackle current global issues such as the effects of climate change on the world’s coral reefs in 'Chasing Coral' and how young Dreamers navigate immigration policy in 'Indivisible.' Other topics addressed in the documentaries are gun violence, the crisis in Syria, and the life of Maya Angelou.

  • In a Digital Era, Live Storytelling is Bringing People Closer Together 

    From our living rooms to public stages, we can’t seem to get enough of one of our oldest art forms. Alonso Nichols looks sly as he recounts the time he and his twin brother were playing Indiana Jones, using belts as whips. A buckle whacked one of Alonso’s front teeth, breaking it in half. At dinner that night, he tried to hide it from his mother. “I stuff a piece of meat, and then some mashed potato inside the hole in my teeth. But the jig is up. She knows.” Nichols’s tale of brotherly mischief charms his audience members who, as it happens, are sitting in his living room in Medford.