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As the nation mourns this weekend's tragedy in Orlando, we commemorate Pride Month, and the continued struggle and successes of the LGBTQ community.  

Born before the modern gay rights movement, Dennis, Ty and Robert are part of a pioneering generation of out and gay elders. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million LGBT Americans over the age of 55. Get to know them with an encore broadcast of BEFORE YOU KNOW IT airing Tuesday, June 14 at 8/7c on WORLD Channel (check local listings). In addition, take a look at these 5 Films to Celebrate LGBT Pride Month for more stories of remarkable individuals and their indelible contributions to our world. 

POV Remembers Pam White, Who Shared Her Journey through Alzheimer's with the World

Banker White & Pam White. Credit: Banker White.

The Genius of Marian is an intimate, visually rich and emotionally complex story told through the eyes of director Banker White and his wife Anna Fitch as Banker's mother, Pam White, is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. Pam has been in the later stages of Alzheimer's over the last year and, on June 6th, died peacefully at home with her family sitting by her side. POV extends our heartfelt condolences to Pam's family and all of her loved ones.

"She had many careers: a professional model, a teacher for the developmentally delayed, a social worker and health counselor at Milton Academy, and a therapist in private practice. She co-founded a Boston area a cappella group, The Second Wind, which is in its 43rd consecutive year performing. She was a trusted ally and feared opponent on the tennis court, and an exemplar sportswoman.

Even her battle with Alzheimer’s disease was transformed into a work of art in The Genius of Marian, a feature length documentary directed by her son Banker White and his wife Anna Fitch.

Above all else, she loved her family, was fiercely loyal, and made everyone around her feel heard, loved, and lucky to have known her."

Vineyard Gazette

Many PBS stations will broadcast an encore presentation of The Genius of Marian at 10 p.m. tonight, or during the coming week (check local listings).

For more resources on Alzheimer's, aging and caregiving, use our discussion guide and lesson plan, or visit The Genius of Caring, an interactive story-sharing project featuring those whose lives have been touched by Alzheimer's. 

POV Call for Entries Deadline Extended

The POV Call for Entries (CFE) for broadcast season 2017 is extended.

We are extending our POV Call for Entries deadline for the 2017 broadcast season and beyond! You now have until 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 30, 2016 to submit. 

What does POV look for in a film? Check out our updated blog post and our Submissions Guidelines

For additional questions, email Otherwise, submit online now.

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Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding comes from Nancy Blachman and David desJardins, Bertha Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, The Fledgling Fund, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Ettinger Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee and public television viewers. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.

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