Author: Cara Mertes

Cara Mertes is the executive director of P.O.V., PBS’s premiere independent documentary showcase. She has been an advocate for independent media for over a decade

Articles Written by Cara Mertes:

PBS’s Double Bind

There’s a phenomenon afoot that is increasingly evident this year—at Sundance, Real Screen, and beyond. Let’s call it producer fatigue; what was formerly indignation with PBS has morphed into simple dismissal. It seems so complicated, the thought goes, why work with public television at all? In a year when public television funding sources brought a… Read more »