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February 8, 1993 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It happens almost every day to Linda Otto. Someone close to her or a colleague on one of her projects will look at her and say, "Is something wrong? Are you always this intense? Why don't you lighten up?" After all, they apparently reason, Otto--though not exactly a household name--is a prominent producer and director of television movies. One of her films aired earlier this season, she has two more this month and many more projects in the works. Her movies have won numerous awards.
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February 8, 1993 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It happens almost every day to Linda Otto. Someone close to her or a colleague on one of her projects will look at her and say, "Is something wrong? Are you always this intense? Why don't you lighten up?" After all, they apparently reason, Otto--though not exactly a household name--is a prominent producer and director of television movies. One of her films aired earlier this season, she has two more this month and many more projects in the works. Her movies have won numerous awards.
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February 4, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
More Reel Casting: Meanwhile, actress Bonnie Bedelia will be playing a real-life person in the ABC movie "With Reason to Suspect." That one's about Dr. Elizabeth Morgan, the Washington plastic surgeon who was jailed for contempt of court after she refused to reveal the whereabouts of her then-5-year-old daughter, whom Morgan claimed was a victim of sexual abuse by her former husband. Filming on the two-hour docudrama starts Feb. 24 in Charlotte, N.C.
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October 12, 1988 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Television is always running commercials. Here's a program--"Destined to Live: 100 Roads to Recovery"--that's a powerful advertisement for life. Airing at 10 tonight on Channels 4, 36 and 39, the uplifting NBC special about breast cancer survivors is a collection of success stories.
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November 11, 1986 | LEE MARGULIES, Times Staff Writer
One day after NBC presented the story of Maude DeVictor in "Unnatural Causes," CBS tonight serves up another TV movie about a contemporary black notable--George McKenna, the principal at George Washington High School in Southwest Los Angeles. McKenna is credited as the catalyst in transforming the school from a violent, drug-plagued campus of low-achieving students to an institution where instruction is the daily order of business and a majorityof graduates continue their education in some form.
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April 30, 1991 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was easy to see Vital Options was honoring a friend when it gave Jill Eikenberry the second annual Vital Spirit award at the Beverly Hilton's Grand Ballroom Sunday night. Some fund-raising dinners have all the personal warmth of prime rib special night at the Sizzler--a large crowd eating the same dinner in the same room. But, besides raising $80,000, this was a black-tie affair with genuine enthusiasm. "It's our love letter to Jill," said board chairman Dr. Michael Van Scoy-Mosher.
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February 27, 1993 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
Domestic tragedies are the stuff that TV movies are made of--so much so that sometimes even a rerun of "F Troop" sounds more appealing than another drama about, say, child abuse. Still, "Not in My Family," ABC's earnest incest expose (at 9 p.m.
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May 3, 1988 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
A young woman is singing, her big beautiful voice filling the small Muse's Room of the California Museum of Science and Industry. The lyrics express comfort and friendship, and the singer, Joi Martins, reaches out to embrace Stefanie Nichols, who stands at center stage, in tears. Nichols has just told of the pain of loving someone who is on drugs. The two young women are part of "Taking Care," a musical by Michael Katz.
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October 28, 1989 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Plastic surgeon Dr. Elizabeth Morgan, released last month after more than two years in prison for refusing to reveal the whereabouts of her daughter, has signed with film maker Linda Otto of Landsburg Co. to produce a docudrama of her story for television.
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January 15, 1990 | IRV LETOFSKY
When something comes along like "Unspeakable Acts" (at 9 tonight on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42), it raises anew the problem of how to assess the television docudrama with which we have been blessed/cursed these last decades of the century. This movie covers, with meticulous care, the horrific child rapes in Country Walk, Fla., circa 1984, and the subsequent trial, which ended with the first successful prosecution in the nation of a day-care operator on multiple abuse charges.
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