The next documentary in our Through the Lens series follows the lives of some of the best golfers in the world as they train for a World Championship. What might surprise you though is that they are just 7-years-old and are part of the peculiar and highly competitive junior golf subculture. THE SHORT GAME is a fascinating and often funny portrait of a group of very young athletes and their families as the kids compete to be crowned golf’s next phenom.
Tuesday, we continue our Through the Lens series as Doug is joined by filmmaker Marta Cunningham for a look at her documentary VALENTINE ROAD. It tells the story of two victims of a 2008 school shooting: the flamboyant transgender 15-year-old who was murdered and the 14-year-old emerging white supremacist who pulled the trigger. Here are the questions at the heart of the film: what do you do to help kids like Larry King and Brandon McInerney before violence occurs – and what do you do after you've failed?
When photographer James Balog first headed to the Arctic for National Geographic in 2005, he says he was a skeptic about climate change. What he saw there though put his career on a new course. Balog is the founder of the Extreme Ice Survey – a project that captures visually dramatic manifestations of climate change. Friday, Doug talks to Balog and filmmaker Jeff Orlowski about the stunning documentary "Chasing Ice." It follows James Balog as he risks his life to document the impact of warming temperatures on the world's glaciers. (Rebroadcast)
Friday, Doug is live with filmmakers Sarah Burns and David McMahon for a conversation about their new PBS documentary "The Central Park Five." In 1989, a white woman was brutally raped and beaten in New York's Central Park. Five black and Latino teens from Harlem were pilloried by the press and convicted by the criminal justice system. But then in 2002, the real rapist confessed and DNA evidence helped exonerate the five men. Next week, we're screening the film as part of our Through the Lens documentary series.