KIXE to preview ‘Philly D.A.’

KIXE PBS will present a free virtual preview screening and discussion of “Philly D.A.,” an unfiltered look inside the justice system, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15.

After the viewing, join moderator Myriam Kalmogho Magnus Lofstrom, Public Policy Institute; Chris Rodriguez, Shasta College instructor; Larry Olmstead, Shasta County Equal Justice Coalition; Jeff Gorder, former public defender; Robert Bowman, Shasta College STEP-UP; and Victoria Gemmill-Chalesworth, social justice advocate, as they discuss the nuts and bolts of a public institution and the culture on which it’s built. With the Indie Lens PopUp series, KIXE PBS aims to spark enlightening local conversations about these pressing issues.

Join award-winning documentary filmmakers Ted Passon, Yoni Brook and Nicole Salazar as they take viewers into the office of progressive Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner as he and his team of outsiders work to transform the criminal justice system from the inside.

This eight-part series captures Krasner’s dramatic first year in office and documents the day-to-day struggles of trying to change the entrenched criminal justice system. Krasner and his team drew national headlines as they pushed for reforms such as prosecuting police misconduct and brutality, rethinking sentencing, reforming probation and parole, minimizing the use of cash bail, and ending pursuit of the death penalty.

“Philly D.A.” premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, on KIXE PBS Independent Lens, and continues at 9 p.m. Tuesdays through June 1. Episodes will stream live on KIXE.org and are available to stream on PBS.org and PBS Passport, a KIXE PBS membership benefit.

For more information visit www.kixe.org.

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