Five new fall TV shows for people with brains [Pictures]
With the networks hyping our brains out for their new fall shows, the best of PBS sometimes gets overlooked amid mindless commercial clutter. Here are five productions that will debut on PBS this fall that will make you feel good about TV -- and yourself for watching. I'll have five picks from cable and five from the networks in coming days. Stay tuned. -- David Zurawik
• Also see: b's fall TV preview
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Brad Lichtenstein 'As Goes Janesville'( August 13, 2012 )
Brad Lictenstein is the filmmaker behind 'As Goes Janesville,' a look at how workers laid off when a GM plant closes in Paul Ryan's hometown try to re-invent themselves.Premieres Nov. 5, and if your local PBS station isn't carrying it that night, call them up and demand to know why. This is part of the "Independent Lens" series, one of the best documentary series the medium has known.