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.
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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.
February 28, 1987 |
In the late '70s, when jogging was a mystical experience, a jogger could instantly terminate a good party by blabbering about the loneliness of the long-distance runner. At the time, it was assumed that joggers ran alone because they were too boring to find a companion. But new evidence suggests that joggers were merely going through a phase. Today's Nuclear Age joggers run in packs. They are warm, gregarious human beings who enjoy the camaraderie and security of the group experience.