August 14, 2001 |
L owell Bergman, the hard-driving "Frontline" producer whose investigation into the tobacco industry inspired the 1999 Oscar-nominated movie "The Insider," will appear tonight on KCET after an encore presentation of his documentary "Blackout," which focuses on California's power predicament. In collaboration with several New York Times reporters, Bergman crisscrossed the country this spring, following money, documents, deals and friendships.
February 8, 2002 |
News Corp.'s FX Networks and Artisan Entertainment are making a television movie on the collapse of Enron Corp., the first TV drama announced about the failed energy company. Former "60 Minutes" producer Lowell Bergman will be a consultant, FX spokesman John Solberg said. The movie, expected to be carried on the FX cable network, doesn't have a cast or director yet, he said. Robert Cooper will be executive producer. As head of original movies at AOL Time Warner Inc.'
March 28, 2002 |
Film and television studio Artisan Entertainment Inc. said it bought rights to the life story of Enron Corp. Vice President Sherron S. Watkins and the upcoming book "Power Failure" to turn into a television movie. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Artisan is best known for releasing the hit independent film "The Blair Witch Project" in 1999. Its recently formed Artisan Television wing is a supplier of made-for-TV movies.
June 5, 2001 |
With each passing day, there's seemingly a new surge in California's energy crisis. "Frontline" addresses that hot-button issue tonight in an hour aptly titled "Blackout" (9 p.m. KCET, 10 p.m. KVCR).
April 13, 1999 |
"Frontline" tonight questions whether Osama bin Laden is quite the omnipotent boogeyman the U.S. claims he is. The PBS program suggests, instead, that a series of spectacular anti-American bombings were less likely the masterwork of the exiled Saudi Arabian millionaire than a reflection of wider Muslim disgust with the U.S. No one here argues that Bin Laden doesn't regard himself at war with the U.S. "But from the evidence made available," says narrator Will Lyman, "it is unclear whether . . .
October 2, 1990 |
"Global Dumping Ground" is a first-class investigative piece on environmental criminals and the nations--including the Unites States--whose policies appear to encourage them. On this program, and in this context, recycling is a dirty word. The Center for Investigative Reporting began unearthing this stinking scandal several years ago, and with tonight's season-opening "Frontline" documentary (at 9 on Channel 28, 10 p.m. on Channels 24 and 50), the probe reaches a resounding resonance.