POV launches its 26th season on PBS on several high notes. On the heels of winning a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the acclaimed documentary series begins its 2013 season by moving to the coveted Monday night time slot on PBS. Airing Mondays at 9pm, June through October, with prime time specials during the year, POV has brought more than 300 award-winning documentaries to millions nationwide.
POV: Homegoings, Monday, June 24, 2013 at 9pm
Through the eyes of Harlem funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life. “Homegoings” takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, drawing on a rich palette of tradition, history and celebration. The film paints a portrait of the departed, their grieving families and a man who sends loved ones “home.”