Date: August 7, 2007
PBS' Independent Lens Returns with a Special Airing of Wordplay
Independent Lens the Emmy Award-winning PBS series, once again hosted by the Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard, will return for a sixth season this fall on Tuesday, October 16 at 10:00 PM with the broadcast premiere of the box office hit Wordplay. The acclaimed anthology series will be supported by a new public education campaign on democracy and a third season of the landmark Community Cinema program, bringing free community screening events to 50 cities each month.
Independent Lens will kick-off with Wordplay which follows New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz, the man behind America's crossword obsession. Director Patrick Creadon introduces us to this passionate hero and to the inner workings of his brilliant contributors and fans, including such crossword aficionados as Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Jon Stewart, Ken Burns, Mike Mussina and the Indigo Girls.