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April 22, 2013
Director Phillip Rodriguez at the Aspen Institute Symposium
Phillip Rodriguez has been invited by the Aspen Institute to participate in a Luncheon Roundtable on the State of Race in America, Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. This Symposium explores the issues and opportunities for people of color with a particular focus on the role of race and racism in the United States. It will touch on issues of institutional racism, personal responsibility, multi-racial and post-racial attitudes, and other related questions within the context of the home, workplace, school, politics and the media. By invitation only. MORE…

April 17, 2013
RACE 2012 Nominated for 2013 NAMIC Vision Award
RACE 2012: A Conversation about Race and Politics in America, a film by Phillip Rodriguez, is nominated for a 2013 NAMIC Vision Award in the News/Informational category. Now in its 19th year, the NAMIC Vision Awards recognize original television or digital content that reflects the depth and breadth of experience, and contributions of people of color. Winners of the 2013 NAMIC Vision Awards will be honored at a Los Angeles event in May, which is also presented in collaboration with Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. More Info. .” MORE…

Nov. 28th, 7pm. Los Angeles. Happy hour, screening  of Race 2012 and Q&A with filmmaker. Event Details

Nov. 14th – Race 2012 Post- Election Online Screening & Discussion 
Join us here!  (http://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/qdsmb) for an online screening and discussion of Race 2012 as we explore the themes from Race 2012, as they relate to the election results, changing demographics and political future of the U.S.

Broadcast Press Release

Race 2012 Broadcast
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 9:00 p.m. ET; encore Friday, October 19, 2012, 9:00 p.m. ET
This PBS ELECTION 2012 special, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez, uses the current presidential election as a lens through which to view America’s racial landscape. Among other issues, RACE 2012 delves into immigrants’ reshaping of the American electoral landscape, white voters’ reactions to their declining numbers and diminished influence, and the economic imbalance between races that may affect America’s political future. Fast-moving and non-partisan, RACE 2012 draws insights on racial political history from notable analysts, strategists and activists.

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October 26, 2012
PBS OMBUDSMAN
Complaints Welcomed, but So Are the Programs
…Similarly, there has not been much discussion about immigration and race by and between the candidates. But a PBS-distributed documentary on Oct. 16 titled “Race 2012” took a hard-hitting and thought-provoking look at today’s “racially-charged and politically divisive debate over the integration of racial minorities into what has been America’s dominant white culture.” Again, this stirred up some controversy but the point is that PBS put this issue out there for viewers in a serious way that you are not likely to see anywhere else on television.MORE…

October 22, 2012
PBS OMBUDSMAN
On ‘Acts,’ ‘Race’ and ‘Choice’
On the same night as the second debate, Oct. 16, an hour-long program called “Race 2012″ also was broadcast as a PBS election special. It was billed as “a provocative conversation about race and politics that documents the changing face of America, and how that change may affect the country’s political future . . . The program spotlights today’s racially-charged and politically divisive debate over the integration of racial minorities into what has been America’s dominant white culture.” It is also billed as “fast-moving and non-partisan.” MORE…

October 16, 2012
KPCC Take Two
PBS documentary looks at race relations in US since Obama’s election
“OBAMA — Racial barrier falls in decisive victory” was the New York Times headline four years ago after Barack Obama won the election. But just how much have racial relations changed since 2008? That’s one of the questions explored in a documentary on PBS called “RACE 2012.” ” MORE…

October 15, 2012
WETA
TV Picks and Previews
Race 2012, a PBS Election 2012 special, is a provocative conversation about race and politics that documents the changing face of America, and how that change may affect the country’s political future.” MORE…

October 12, 2012
Noticias Latino MSN
Un documental de PBS analiza la raza como factor electoral en EE.UU.
La cadena de televisión pública PBS estrenará el próximo martes un documental en clave electoral que trata de arrojar luz al peso del factor racial como elemento definitorio del futuro de EE.UU., un país donde todo apunta a que los blancos dejarán de ser mayoría en próximas décadas….MAS…

October 12, 2012
Neon Tommy Annenberg Digital News – USC
Documentary Screening Of PBS’ “Race 2012″
Thursday evening, Annenberg students and faculty gathered for a premiere showing of the new PBS documentary, “Race 2012″.
Directed and produced by Phillip Rodriguez, “Race 2012″ explores the complex issues related to race and politics in the United States through history and today. MORE…

October 11, 2012
PBS Election Special Premiere – Race 2012: A Conversation About Race and Politics
Annenberg Auditorium (Room G26), 6:30 p.m. A public event.
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