‘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

Masterpiece to be umbrella for 3 strands

Posted: May 29, 2007

Suspecting that Masterpiece Theatre is showing its age after 36 seasons — an eon in TV years — the program’s producers at Boston’s WGBH will “polish” the brand and expand into new media platforms in order to bring more structure … Continue reading

Ex-NBC news exec will manage WNET

Posted: January 22, 2007

Neal Shapiro, president of NBC News until 16 months ago, will succeed William Baker as president and c.e.o. of New York’s WNET. Shapiro, 48, a 25-year veteran of network news who ran NBC’s Dateline before heading NBC’s global news operations, … Continue reading