David Letterman - Ken Burns' "The Statement" by Rob Ford -
Documentary is no longer an off-putting word. In fact, it’s quite popular! Thanks to Ken Burns and David Letterman!
60 Minutes Airs Apology on Benghazi -
Crucial fact in last paragraph: “One longtime layer of oversight — a senior executive in charge of standards who screened every “60” report before broadcast — was removed after Mr. Fager was promoted to chairman of the news division.”
Sad to learn this after having experienced the valuable corrective that lawyer Robert Chandler exercised at 60 Minutes on my first story in 1984. He not only countered the excessive enthusiasm of founding executive producer Don Hewitt but also pushed me to do further reporting before the story aired.
Restraint or Repercussion? No one wants to be micro-managed, but removing those who would regulate us — in editorial, financial or other matters — is a recipe for creating crises.
Bill Moyers Interviews Jacob Kornbluth about "Inequality for All" -
Documentary Director Kornbluth felt “trapped in 24-hour news cycle” trying to understand income inequality. True for most issues; reason we need documentaries.
The Documentary "Citizen Koch" Regains Money -
A MUST SEE for any journalism student assigned to read Gay Talese’s classic observational reporting story “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold”.
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