Docs on PBS garner three Oscar nods

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Three documentaries on PBS have received Academy Award nominations, announced today (Jan. 24). In the documentary feature category are “Hell and Back Again” from Independent Lens, which follows a U.S. soldier back from Afghanistan after a serious injury; and POV’s “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front,” which explores both environmentalism and terrorism by examining a radical environmental group the FBI calls the country’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.”

POV also received a nomination for documentary short subject for “The Barber Of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement,” the story of James Armstrong, an African-American barber who experiences the fulfillment of an unimaginable dream, the election of the country’s first African-American president.

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