December 6, 1998
Thank you for Myron Levin's article on "The Untitled Tobacco Project" ("A Filtered Look at Tobacco Row," Nov. 29). It was particularly engaging to be interviewed by someone with such an extensive background in reporting on the tobacco story. We would like to make one important comment. Contrary to an impression Levin may have received from Mike Wallace, there were no changes to the major content of our film as a concession to Wallace. The major changes he sought had to do with who ought to be the story's central protagonist at CBS, he or "60 Minutes" producer Lowell Bergman, and his capitulation to corporate pressure in pulling the interview with Jeffrey Wigand.
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.'
June 18, 2013 |
Does the story of Edward Snowden not scream political thriller? The 29-year-old analyst disappeared from his Hong Kong hotel room a day after his identity was revealed as the person responsible for leaking secrets about U.S. government surveillance programs. In his 12-minute video interview with the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, Snowden said the CIA could grab him at any moment or pay off a Chinese triad to kill him. PHOTOS: Famous document-leakers...
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.
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.
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?