It has often been said that the reason television is called a medium is because it is neither rare nor well done. For forty years, PBS has been defying that axiom, consistently providing some of the best television on television. They also have the only serious nightly news show left. Possibly the best thing they offer is POV, the easiest way to see serious documentaries by strong filmmakers unless you are a obsessive film junkie with scads of time on your hands and you live in New York or LA. Even for a show as impressive as POV though, their plans for April 21st are unique. In conjunction with the showing of Robert Kenner’s Oscar-nominated film Food, Inc. (trailer) that day, POV is helping to organize potlucks in people’s homes all across the country. The idea is to get groups to share a healthy, sustainably-sourced meal, watch the film, and discuss – thus helping to spread the gospel of real food. (via Civil Eats » Blog Archive » Watch Food, Inc. on PBS Next Week, and Make it a Potluck)
I hope this inspires people to check out the film. (I just wish I had seen fuckyeahrural’s post earlier today.) Personally, I am way into this whole thing.