Thom Powers

DOC NYC artistic director

Thom Powers appears in the following:

Rolling Stone's Ben Fong-Torres tells his story

Friday, May 20, 2022

WNYC
"Like a Rolling Stone: The Life and Times of Ben Fong-Torres" profiles the music journalist known for his insightful interviews.

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No pain, no gain in "Couples Therapy"

Friday, May 13, 2022

WNYC
The Showtime series "Couples Therapy" returns for season three as Dr. Orna Guralnik treats four New York couples in long-term relationships going through a crisis.

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"Sheryl" explores the highs and lows of a hit maker

Friday, May 06, 2022

WNYC
"Sheryl" profiles the singer songwriter Sheryl Crow whose catchy hits such as "Soak Up the Sun" were sometimes at odds with her struggles behind the scenes.

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"White Hot" Reveals a Scandalous Clothing Company

Friday, April 29, 2022

WNYC
"White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch" explores allegations of racism, discrimination and sexual harassment at the clothing store marketed to the "cool kids."

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"When We Were Bullies" Explores Complicity

Friday, April 08, 2022

WNYC
Filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt reflects on a Brooklyn schoolyard incident from 1965 in the Oscar nominated short documentary "When We Were Bullies."

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Racing against time in "Sub Eleven Seconds"

Friday, March 25, 2022

WNYC
"Sub Eleven Seconds" captures Sha'Carri Richardson, one of the fastest women to ever run the 100 meter race, as she competes to qualify for the Olympics in 2021.

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Inside "The Andy Warhol Diaries"

Friday, March 18, 2022

WNYC
"The Andy Warhol Diaries" is a six-part series capturing the artist's personal life in his own words — using AI technology to recreate his voice.

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"Calendar Girl" profiles Ruth Finley

Friday, March 11, 2022

WNYC
"Calendar Girl" profiles Ruth Finley who created the Fashion Calendar that was an indispensable resource for designers.

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"Dear Mr. Brody" explores a mysterious millionaire

Friday, March 04, 2022

WNYC
"Dear Mr. Brody" takes us back to 1970 when a 21-year-old heir to a fortune promised to give away his money, causing thousands of people to write him letters describing their needs.

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Remembering "The Automat"

Friday, February 25, 2022

WNYC
"The Automat" tells a lively history of the restaurant chain Horn & Hardart through the memories of famous customers like Mel Brooks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Colin Powell.

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"We Need to Talk About Cosby" explores a shattered legacy

Friday, February 18, 2022

WNYC
"We Need to Talk About Cosby" grapples with the legacy of the once beloved comedian who's been accused by over 60 women of rape and sexual assault.

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"Ronnie's" Explores a Legendary Jazz Club

Friday, February 11, 2022

WNYC
"Ronnie's" tells the history of London's legendary jazz club and its co-founder, tenor saxophonist Ronnie Scott.

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"Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back" Profiles a Virtuoso Performer

Friday, February 04, 2022

WNYC
"Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back" profiles the dancer who was a child performer with his younger brother Gregory before they took divergent paths.

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Confronting History in "Lynching Postcards"

Friday, January 28, 2022

WNYC
Christine Turner's short documentary "Lynching Postcards" examines the history of racial terror lynchings in America that were memorialized with photographic souvenirs.

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"Cheer" Returns for Season Two

Friday, January 21, 2022

WNYC
The Netflix phenomenon "Cheer" returns for a second season following the college cheerleading squad Navarro as they compete against rival Trinity Valley for a national championship.

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Jeffery Robinson Reexamines Black History in "Who We Are"

Friday, January 14, 2022

WNYC
Lawyer Jeffery Robinson delivers a version of history different from what's taught in schools in "Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America."

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"American Insurrection" Explores the Legacy of January 6

Friday, January 07, 2022

WNYC
"American Insurrection" on PBS's Frontline investigates vigilante groups active in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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"Fauci" Examines the Fight Against Pandemics

Friday, December 31, 2021

WNYC
"Fauci" profiles the doctor who's served as an adviser to seven American presidents as he grapples with the science and politics of Covid-19.

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Live Theater Returns in "Reopening Night"

Friday, December 24, 2021

WNYC
"Reopening Night" captures the cast and crew of Shakespeare in the Park as they produce "Merry Wives" after the pandemic shutdown.

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"Street Gang" Explores the Origins of Sesame Street

Friday, December 17, 2021

WNYC
"Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street" looks at the origins of the groundbreaking children's television show.

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