Since 1988, POV has been the home for the world’s boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action.

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Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyncote Foundation. Additional funding comes from The John S. and James Knight Foundation, Nancy Blachman and David desJardins, Bertha Foundation, Reva & David Logan Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Chicago Media Project, Lefkofsky Family Foundation, Sage Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, 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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StoryCorps Shorts: Leonardo's Dreams


Cherished memories captured in their final conversation.

StoryCorps Shorts: With Love, From Georgia


In a war zone, a slice of home.

Another Hayride


In the 1980s, self-help guru Louise Hay created a space for healing -- called the Hayride.

StoryCorps Shorts: Alone Together


Roberto Vargas talks to his wife and son about their experience during the pandemic.



A suburban Mumbai household is turned topsy-turvy when a chicken is adopted as a pet.

Traffic Separating Device


A traffic separating device illustrates how practical solutions can become human failures.