Whether you love Harlequin or Fifty Shades of Grey, you’re not alone in indulging in the guilty pleasures of the romance novel.

Along with the television premiere of Guilty Pleasures on POV and the online premiere of the classic documentary Where the Heart Roams, we’ve created an infographic to help you discover just how popular the romance novel genre has become.

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.