POV Shorts

POV SHORTS is a brand new broadcast initiative aimed at making POV and public broadcasting a premiere destination for short-form nonfiction storytelling. Audiences can expect a highly-curated slate of fresh and relevant character-driven films covering a wide range of subject matter. The short documentaries share the same spirit as our features: challenging audiences with bold content and showcasing poignant aspects of human life.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 10:00p.m.

Native America

Explore the splendor and ingenuity of the world created by America’s First Peoples, 15,000 years ago. Combining modern science with Native knowledge, the series shines a spotlight on these ancient cultures and the communities that still thrive today.

Wednesday,  September 8, 2021  8:00 p.m.

Future of Work

Explores monumental changes in the workplace and the long-term impact on workers, employers, educators and communities. Employment is part of the American Dream. Will the future provide opportunities for jobs that sustain families and the nation?

Future of Work will be accompanied by a digital series. The digital series will examine how the current crisis is impacting long-term employment trends for entry-level and early career workers. Through intimate portraits of six Americans making their way in an ever-changing landscape, each episode focuses on one of the key themes from Future of Work — the gig economy, the rise of the precariat, the digital nomad, working to live, the community worker, and new opportunities — and through generations in a family, illustrating its past and present.

Premieres, Wednesdays, September 1-15, 2021, 10:00 p.m.

Guilt On Masterpiece

Returning intoxicated from a wedding, Jake and Max run down an old man and decide to tell no one. Their cover-up quickly snowballs in complexity.

Friday, September 10, 2021 at 9:00 p.m.

Generation 9/11

Follow seven young people whose fathers died on 9/11. When they were born, the nation was drawn together. Twenty years later, in a divided America, they enter adulthood with a sense of responsibility that stems from their own personal tragedy.

Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 9:00 p.m.