The Future of Independent Film on PBS

I hope PBS's Independent Film Listening Tour can spark constructive conversation. And I hope that local and national PBS executives emerge from these conversations and others like it with heightened awareness that (a) being associated with indie films and documentaries is good from a brand standpoint and good for reaching new audiences, and that (b) showcasing diverse and independent voices is essential to the mission of public media...and doing so may require new ways of doing business.