1/22/14

PBS Sets Up Minority Journalists to Complain Jayson Blair Scandal 'Wounded Newsroom Diversity'

A forthcoming PBS documentary reviewing the Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal at The New York Times will feature the Latina reporter who exposed Blair to complain that the scandal that followed “gave people permission” to stop focusing on newsroom diversity.

— Newsbusters.org

1/22/14

New Documentary Shines The Light On SB 1070Radio interview

This complex story, told from the different perspectives of many Arizonans, is featured in the new documentary, The State of Arizona.

— KJZZ

1/21/14

Ali’s Second Wife Khalilah on Their Marriage: ‘It Was a Wonderful Struggle’

Still, there are tons of Muhammad Ali documentaries in the ether, and Siegel said he would distinguish his work from the rest by keeping interviews to a minimum.

— eurweb.com

1/21/14

TCA: Muhammad Ali fights on in new PBS documentary

But the athlete is front and center in The Trials of Muhammad Ail, a documentary that will premiere April 14 on PBS' Independent Lens.

— Los Angeles Times

1/21/14

Muhammad Ali’s Ex Reveals What It Was Like to Be Married to the Champ

Khalilah Camacho Ali, who was married to Muhammad Ali when the heavyweight champ refused to go to Vietnam, talked Tuesday about being “the mouthpiece” for one of the most outspoken athletes of all time.

— The Wrap

1/21/14

How the Jayson Blair NYT Scandal Wounded Newsroom Diversity: ‘We All Became Suspect’

TCA 2014: PBS documentary says newsrooms wrongly blamed Affirmative Action for Blair’s lies

— The Wrap

1/21/14

Disgraced NY Times Reporter Jayson Blair Subject of PBS Film

Filmmaker Samantha Grant traces his journey before and after he was caught red-handed copying the work of other reporters and padding his own stories with made-up details in numerous articles he wrote for the Times.

— eurweb.com

1/20/14

Aiding Orphans With HIV: A Moving Story Depicted in PBS’ Blood Brother

Blood Brother, the newest entry in the Independent Lens series on PBS, tells that story, and does it by following a remarkable young man from Pittsburgh who gave up everything to help such afflicted children in India.

— Examiner

1/20/14

Sundance ’14: Laura Poitras backs FBI break-in doc

Doc-maker Laura Poitras (pictured) has thrown her support behind a new documentary looking at group of citizens whose theft of top-secret FBI documents in 1971 helped end one of the agency’s controversial surveillance programs.

— Realscreen

1/17/14

Viernes Video: PBS to air documentary about nation’s only binational debutante celebration of George Washington

While most of the nation thinks of February as the month to celebrate love with heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and Valentine cards, for Laredo, Texas, February is all about celebrating — George Washington!

— Lisa Latina