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September 18, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Critically acclaimed documentary producer Susan Lacy, creator of "American Masters," is leaving public television for pay cable. Lacy, who has been involved with PBS and its New York City affiliate WNET for close to 30 years, has signed a multi-year contract with HBO to produce and direct documentaries. The deal is a big get for Sheila Nevins, president of HBO's documentary unit. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings "I've long admired her film portraits, which have been consistently stellar over the years," Nevins said.
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September 18, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Critically acclaimed documentary producer Susan Lacy, creator of "American Masters," is leaving public television for pay cable. Lacy, who has been involved with PBS and its New York City affiliate WNET for close to 30 years, has signed a multi-year contract with HBO to produce and direct documentaries. The deal is a big get for Sheila Nevins, president of HBO's documentary unit. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings "I've long admired her film portraits, which have been consistently stellar over the years," Nevins said.
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March 1, 2002 | DANA CALVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Monica Lewinsky, the world's most infamous intern, approached HBO last year with what she thought would be an enticing offer: a tell-all special that would begin the process of clearing her name once the restrictions on her immunity deal with former independent counsel Kenneth Starr expired Jan.22. At first, the cable network's executive vice president of original programming, Sheila Nevins, thought the country had already heard more than it wanted.
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March 1, 2002 | DANA CALVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Monica Lewinsky, the world's most infamous intern, approached HBO last year with what she thought would be an enticing offer: a tell-all special that would begin the process of clearing her name once the restrictions on her immunity deal with former independent counsel Kenneth Starr expired Jan.22. At first, the cable network's executive vice president of original programming, Sheila Nevins, thought the country had already heard more than it wanted.
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May 28, 2000 | PAUL LIEBERMAN
"TAXICAB CONFESSIONS" To make "Taxicab I," which aired in January 1995, the filmmaking Gantz brothers from Woodland Hills eavesdropped on the banter of 550 Manhattan cab riders with five cigarette-sized hidden cameras.
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May 28, 2000 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, Paul Lieberman is a Times staff writer based in New York
Sheila Nevins' father worked for the post office but mostly took bets there--he was a bookie. He also was a gambler himself, and his own bookie showed up at his funeral to deliver a check to his daughter, for a winning wager on the Super Bowl. Nevins' mother, meanwhile, had an illness so crippling that it cost her an arm and a leg--literally.
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July 8, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
ABC and PBS tied for the lead as nominations for the 26th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were released Thursday. Each had 27, spread among a wide array of programs, from ABC's "World News Tonight" and "Good Morning America" to PBS' "Frontline" and "Nova" series. Also receiving double-figure nominations were NBC with 21, the History Channel with 14 and CBS with 10. Winners will be announced in New York on Sept. 19 by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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July 2, 1990 | IRV LETOFSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beth tosses around on the sofa with the twitchy energy of any 6 1/2-year-old girl who has to sit there talking with an adult. She holds her head in her hand, rubs her nose, twirls a strand of hair around a finger. Her sparkling blue eyes wander about the room. The adult asks about the knife missing from the kitchen. "A big sharp one," she said. What were you going to do with the knife, Beth? "Kill John (her baby brother) and Mommy and Daddy."
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August 15, 2011
SERIES The Lying Game: From Sara Shepard, author of the "Pretty Little Liars" book series, comes this new drama about long-lost twins who look alike but grew up in completely different worlds. Alexandra Chando plays both the privileged and pampered Sutton and foster child Emma (9 and 10 p.m. ABC Family). The Millionaire Matchmaker: Patti Stanger is back in Los Angeles for a new season (9 p.m. Bravo). Teen Wolf: Caught in a war between hunters and werewolves, Scott seeks help from friends and enemies in the season finale (10 p.m. MTV)
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March 21, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Documentaries in this age of Netflix and VOD don't often get a theatrical release, but HBO is betting that “The Case Against 8,” its Sundance-decorated documentary about the legal battle to overturn Proposition 8, can buck the trend. The network has scheduled a limited theatrical run in June for Ben Cotner and Ryan White's movie, which examines the legal battle, ultimately successful, to overturn California's same-sex marriage ban that passed in 2008. HBO will put the movie in Los Angeles and New York theaters on June 6, expand it on June 13, and then air it on June 23, which is close to the anniversary of the Supreme Court's historic ruling on the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year.
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May 28, 2000 | PAUL LIEBERMAN
"TAXICAB CONFESSIONS" To make "Taxicab I," which aired in January 1995, the filmmaking Gantz brothers from Woodland Hills eavesdropped on the banter of 550 Manhattan cab riders with five cigarette-sized hidden cameras.
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May 28, 2000 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, Paul Lieberman is a Times staff writer based in New York
Sheila Nevins' father worked for the post office but mostly took bets there--he was a bookie. He also was a gambler himself, and his own bookie showed up at his funeral to deliver a check to his daughter, for a winning wager on the Super Bowl. Nevins' mother, meanwhile, had an illness so crippling that it cost her an arm and a leg--literally.
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March 31, 2000 | From Associated Press
The critically praised Home Box Office series "The Sopranos" and NBC's new White House drama "The West Wing" captured Peabody Awards for broadcast or cable excellence Thursday. HBO won a total of five awards. Sheila Nevins, HBO's executive vice president of original programming, also received a personal award for overseeing the cable network's documentary and family programs. ABC, ESPN and National Public Radio were honored for their millennium programming.
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July 13, 2009 | MARY McNAMARA, TELEVISION CRITIC
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) has become such a perpetual figure in American politics that it's easy to think of him as more memorial than man, one of the capital's landmarks -- the Mall, the Smithsonian, the White House and Teddy Kennedy in the Senate. It is difficult to tell his life story without almost immediately running into a similar problem.
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