US Research Stay

POV, WGBH, Library of Congress, ITVS, National Minority Consortia

PhD researcher Alexandra embarked in the summer of 2018 on her semester-long research stay in the USA. As her research within the ÉXODOCS project is geared towards PBS (Public Service Broadcasting) documentaries, an important aspect of her research stay consisted in doing archival research at and interviewing some of the people attached to:

  • POV in NYC (
    • POV is the longest-running independent documentary series in the history of US television.
  • WGBH in Boston (
    • WGBH is a PBS member station that services the Boston area. It also happens to be the headquarters of the AAPB (American Archives for Public Broadcasting).
  • Library of Congress in Washington D.C. (
    • The Library of Congress houses part of the AAPB (American Archives for Public Broadcasting) as well.
  • Independent Television Service in San Francisco (
    • ITVS is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and partners with filmmakers who bring untold stories to public broadcasting.
  • Latino Public Broadcasting in LA (
    • LPB is one of the National Minority Consortia ( They are leaders in the field of independent filmmaking and present thought-provoking programming that encourage dialogue, nurture respect, and promote understanding. In particular, LPB focuses on the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans.