August 30, 2000 |
Filmmaker Michael Pack says it was pure luck that in his project to chronicle six ordinary months in the life of then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, he turned up six extraordinary ones. When Pack's cameras started following the Georgia Republican in September 1998 during a dinosaur bone search in Montana, the intent was to contrast this moment of relaxation with an otherwise hectic schedule. Little did he know how vivid the contrast would turn out to be.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1990
A Lomita man who tried to be the peacemaker in a dispute between his twin brother and another man died this week after the man suddenly drew a gun and shot him twice in the chest. Kevin Michael Pack, 23, died at Bay Harbor Hospital about an hour after the 10:30 p.m. Monday shooting in the courtyard of a Lomita condominium complex, Sheriff's Deputy Roger Hom said.
April 2, 2004 |
On the heels of heated meetings recently with independent producers and public broadcasters in New York and San Francisco, Corporation for Public Broadcasting executives were expecting more fireworks when they brought their roadshow to Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon. Instead, all but a handful of the 125 or so independent filmmakers and producers in attendance were there primarily to learn more about the corporation's $20-million initiative, "America at a Crossroads."
February 12, 1987 |
The American businessman has usurped the place of ethnic thugs and corrupt Watergate-era politicians and is now the closest thing television storytellers have to a universal villain, a new television documentary says.
November 26, 1986 |
A new public television documentary takes the three major networks to task for their prime-time portrayals of American businessmen and women as "heavies" who behave "amorally" and who, the report contends, are beginning to serve as role models for young television viewers.
April 11, 2011 |
TV documentaries about American history in the post Ken Burns-age have a certain predictability -- a placid interweave of earnest interviews with historians, portraits of long-dead presidents and reenactments with the inevitable extras in period costume and fife and drum music. But Monday night sees an energetic reworking of the form. "Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton" on KOCE illuminates the life and accomplishments of one of the most brilliant yet least celebrated Founding Fathers.