Electric Company returns, Naomi still missing

Posted: December 22, 2008

A new Electric Company, based on that 1970s PBS hit, premieres Jan. 19. And, yes, Paul the Gorilla is there, and the silhouettes sounding out words and all the wisecracking humor. Bill Cosby may be gone, but Whoopi Goldberg and other stars drop by. . . Continue reading

Producer’s own mentor: first in a series

Posted: November 10, 2008

Lindsey is embarking on a vast project to collect elders’ knowledge from around the world — their methods of predicting future events, reconciling people in conflict, and understanding causes and effects of climate change. Continue reading

‘Unnatural Causes’

Posted: March 24, 2008

“What the film does is take a look at our conventional belief that our health [is] tied to the big three: health care, our behaviors and, increasingly, our genes.” Continue reading

Rich and rare: docs that unfold over decades

Posted: October 22, 2007

If you stand quite rightly in awe at Michael Apted’s 49 Up, which aired on P.O.V. [in October 2007], you’re likely to be cheered by the news that a Frontline producer is now in postproduction to start similar series of periodic interviews with nine diverse people in China…. Continue reading