Spies of Mississippi, TV review

PBS report probes revelations on how a Mississippi espionage program targeted the civil rights movement.

— New York Daily News


Review: Spies of Mississippi: Espionage in the heart of Dixie

The PBS film Spies of Mississippi explores a state-sanctioned secret spy agency's efforts to preserve segregation and its links to violence and murder in the civil rights era.

— Los Angeles Times


Spies of Mississippi airs tonight on PBS, talks about spies in civil rights movement

Spies of Mississippi tells the story of how a state agency known as the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission hired spies to infiltrate the civil rights movement.

— The Clarion-Ledger


Dawn Porter Directed Spies of Mississippi on PBS Reveals Major Domestic Spying on African Americans

Dawn Porter Directed Spies of Mississippi on PBS Reveals Major Domestic Spying on African Americans

— eurweb.com


State-Sanctioned Snooping to Keep Progress at Bay

Peer into the history of the South, and it’s not hard to find things that once might have seemed acceptable to many people but today register as appalling. Spies of Mississippi is such an exploration, one with an especially clear parallel to today.

— New York Times


Ali's Greatest Fight Was Outside the Ring

The Trials of Muhammad Ali, directed by Bill Siegel, follows the boxing legend's involvement in the Nation of Islam and his battle with the U.S. government over his refusal to serve in the military during the Vietnam War.

— Bloomberg


The Kathleen Dunn Show-Spies of Mississippi

Kathleen is joined by author Rick Bowers on his book and now documentary, The Spies of Mississippi. The film tells the story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation and maintain “the Mississippi way of life,” white supremacy, during the 1950s and ‘60s. The documentary is airing next week on Public Television stations across the country. (Radio Interview)

— Wisconsin Public Radio


PBS airs new documentary looking at the State of Arizona since passage of SB1070

A new documentary premiering tonight, January 27, 2014, shines a spotlight on one of the most notorious immigration bills passed in the country, Arizona’s SB 1070. (Video)

— Latina Lista


“Show Me Your Papers!” – PBS Takes on The State of Arizona Immigration Law

Immigration reform – as well as opposition to it – is at the heart of Arizona’s controversial “show me your papers” law, and the documentary The State of Arizona which airs Monday on PBS tackles this head-on.

— Examiner


The State Of Arizona: A Microscope On The Immigration Debate (Radio Interview)

When filmmakers Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini arrived in Arizona in 2011 to shoot a documentary about the fierce battles over immigration happening in the state, they found a lot of angry people.

— Latino USA