Virtual Open Doc Lab Talk: Grace Lee

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Viewers Like Us: Documenting history, representation, and diversity in public television

Viewers Like Us, a documentary podcast and digital platform that launched in September 2021, unearths the circular history within America’s public broadcasting system, explores who gets to tell America’s multitude of stories, and envisions a future where PBS centers a true diversity of experiences and perspectives in its programming. Filmmaker and podcast producer/host Grace Lee will talk about her own timeline for co-creating Viewers Like Us with a team of reporters, editors and storytellers, and the opportunities for movement building through storytelling.

Grace Lee is a Los Angeles-based independent filmmaker whose credits include the Peabody-winning Asian Americans series as well as POV’s And She Could Be Next, both of which aired in 2020 on PBS. Other credits include the Peabody-winning American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee BoggsMakers: Women in Politics and K-TOWN’92, an interactive online project on the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest. She co-founded the Asian American Documentary Network and is a Documentary Branch member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Diversity/Inclusion, Arts/Music/Film, General

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Public, MIT Community, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff

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School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS)


television, history, diversity, Documentary, storytelling, PBS, story, podcast, representation, public media


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