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.'
November 8, 1999 |
That praised new movie, "The Insider," has more layers than lasagna. On top is a moving, pulsating, even scary fact-shaped story about good--in the persons of Al Pacino as former "60 Minutes" segment producer Lowell Bergman and Russell Crowe as whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand--versus the evil of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. and censoring corporate brigands at CBS.
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.
April 7, 2009 |
First the stipulation that "Black Money," a "Frontline" look at international bribery, is first-class journalism: high-minded, fact-filled and balanced, with some eye-catching visuals. How could it be anything but stellar given the presence of correspondent Lowell Bergman, one of the top investigative journalists in the nation, if not the world?
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).