April 20, 2013 |
"All the President's Men Revisited," which premieres Sunday on Discovery Channel, returns us to those thrilling days of yesteryear when everyone read newspapers and the legislative and judicial branches of the U.S. government were capable of acting out of something other than political self-interest and scorched-earth partisan intransigence. No, young people, I am not making that up. Narrated by executive producer Robert Redford, who produced and starred in "All the President's Men," the 1976 film of the 1974 book by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, it is not merely the story of the historical events but of the transformation of those events into a work - a pretty great work - of popular art. News footage alternates with scenes from the movie.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2012 |
Nora Ephron, who cast an acerbic eye on relationships, metropolitan living and aging in essays, books, plays and hit movies including "Sleepless in Seattle," "When Harry Met Sally... " and "Julie & Julia," died Tuesday in New York. She was 71. Ephron died at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was being treated for acute myeloid leukemia and pneumonia, said her close friend and Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen. A rare author and screenwriter whose works appealed to highbrow readers and mainstream moviegoers, Ephron wrote fiction that was distinguished by characters who seemed simultaneously normal and extraordinary.
June 6, 2007 |
For Carl Bernstein, the drill was all too familiar: He was hot on the trail of White House intrigue that led him deep into a thicket of scandals, and there were powerful forces trying to discredit his work, even before it was published. But this time the target was Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York), not Richard M. Nixon.
June 4, 2007 |
EVERY biography of a presidential candidate implicitly poses the same question: Is the past prologue? Biographers comb through the contenders' lives trying to find signs of the president they might become in the decisions they've made and the experiences they've accumulated. They seek hints of the future by examining shards of the past. Any biographer undertaking that effort with Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2003 |
Sylvia Bernstein, 88, a native Washingtonian who championed civil rights and civil liberties and fought to desegregate the city in the 1950s, died of pancreatic cancer Sunday at her home in Washington, D.C. The daughter of Russian immigrants, Bernstein fought to desegregate area restaurants, an amusement park and public swimming pools and playgrounds. She advocated home rule for the District of Columbia and protested the Vietnam War and the development of nuclear weapons.
April 14, 2000
* PayMyBills.com Inc. has agreed to acquire person-to-person payment site PayMe.com. The California companies, both backed by Idealab, a Pasadena Internet incubator, gave few details of the deal, saying only that it was an all-stock transaction and that they expect it to close in May. * * Conexant Systems Inc. said it has acquired Applied Telecom Inc. of Lisle, Ill., which supplies telecommunications software and hardware to equipment companies. Terms were not disclosed.