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POV Executive Producer Bringing Others' Viewpoints to Idaho

Idaho Public Television hosts Simon Kilmurry in Boise, Ketchum


POV is not about Simon Kilmurry's point of view. But the executive producer of Public Broadcasting Service's acclaimed and controversial series makes certain that many other viewpoints are examined.

In between showcasing 14 to 16 original nonfiction documentaries on POV each season for the past 25 years, Kilmurry has picked up three Oscars, 27 Emmys, 13 Peabodys and scores of other awards.

Idaho Public Television is hosting Kilmurry at two Idaho events, where he will screen two different documentaries, one in Boise and another in Ketchum.

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Wednesday, Aug. 22, at The Flicks, Kilmurry will show Julie Moggan's Guilty Pleasures, which is billed as an "amusing and touching look at the global phenomenon of romance novels." An official selection of the 2011 Amsterdam Film Festival, Guilty Pleasures portrays five romance devotees who must, ultimately, find their own realities away from pulp fiction.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Magic Lantern Cinema in Ketchum, Kilmurry will screen The City Dark, an examination of what some call the near-extinction of the night sky. Director Ian Cheney focused his lens on rural Maine and urban Manhattan to understand how artificial light pushes out natural starlight.