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  • Roots miniseries remake gets intense first trailer

    02/12/2016 8:47:12 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 2/11/2016 | James Hibberd
    The all-star remake of the iconic miniseries Roots has an intense first trailer.
  • Kunta Kinte fights for his freedom in the explosive and star-studded first trailer for the [tr]

    02/12/2016 8:41:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    The first trailer for the remake of Roots was released on Thursday, promising all of the drama and heartbreak that captivated audiences nearly thirty years ago. The History Channel's remake of the 1977 miniseries, based on Alex Haley's novel of the same name, is due out on Memorial Day and features an all-star cast including Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose, Anna Paquin and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Roots follows the struggles of one African American family told over several generations, starting with Kunte Kinte, an African warrior sold into slavery, through to his great-grandchildren fighting for their freedom during the Civil...
  • War And Peace Tops Ratings And Wins Rave Reviews

    01/04/2016 5:41:56 AM PST · by goldstategop · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/04/2016 | BBC News
    The first episode of the BBC's new costume drama War and Peace was watched by more than six million viewers. The drama, which stars Paul Dano, Lily James and James Norton, has also won rave reviews. The adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel averaged 6.3 million viewers, peaking at 6.7 million. It was up against ITV's Endeavour and spy drama Deutschland 83 on Channel 4, which averaged 4.4 million and 1.2 million viewers respectively. snip - Downton Abbey star James plays Natasha Rostov in the drama, with Dano - who starred in 12 Years a Slave - as Pierre Bezukhov and...
  • Sci-Fi Classic 'Childhood's End' TV Miniseries Debuts Tonight

    12/14/2015 11:33:24 AM PST · by EveningStar · 96 replies ^ | December 14, 2015 | Calla Cofield
    Arthur C. Clarke's science fiction classic "Childhood's End" has been reimagined for the 21st century, and brought to the small screen, in a new TV miniseries debuting tonight (Dec. 14). When a fleet of spaceships appears in the sky above Earth's largest cities, the alien beings onboard insist that they have arrived to help the human race. The visitors slowly begin to eliminate war, disease and poverty -- but what will be the cost of building heaven on Earth?
  • 'X-Files' revival premiere implies that everything we know might be a lie

    10/10/2015 7:37:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 10, 2015 | Steven Zeitchik
    At the beginning of the new "X-Files" miniseries, two old characters can be seen exchanging some fresh banter. "It's always good to see you," Gillian Anderson’s Dana Scully says to her former partner. "It's always good to find a reason," replies Fox Mulder, the truth-seeker played by David Duchovny. That spirit of reunion might also be applied to the larger "The X-Files." The landmark series returns to Fox for six episodes beginning Jan. 24, nearly 14 years after the show was last on TV.
  • Exclusive trailer debut of Syfy's Arthur C. Clarke series 'Childhood's End'

    07/12/2015 7:26:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 11, 2015 | Tracy Brown
    We're exclusively premiering the new trailer for Syfy's miniseries "Childhood’s End," which just debuted at Comic-Con on Saturday morning. Get a good look at what Arthur C. Clarke’s sci-fi novel will look like in real life, right now. Set in a world that's already been conquered by aliens, this trailer actually shows the big "first contact" moment. "There’s no need to be afraid," says the alien voiceover. "We've come to help mankind. We are not conquerors."
  • Which are the best miniseries ever?

    07/27/2014 7:40:44 PM PDT · by MNDude · 203 replies
    I don't watch TV much these days, so I can't say what have been popular miniseries in the past decade or so, but I remember there used to be big budget miniseries on TV all the time (A.D., The Winds of War, Roots. Etc). In your opinion, what were the greatest miniseries of all time?
  • NBC Scraps Hillary Clinton Miniseries

    09/30/2013 3:15:41 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 37 replies ^ | 9/29/13 | Lesley Goldberg
    NBC has scrapped its controversial Hillary Clinton miniseries project. “After reviewing and prioritizing our slate of movie/miniseries development, we’ve decided that we will no longer continue developing the Hillary Clinton miniseries,” the network said in a statement Monday.
  • Report: NBC backing away from Hillary miniseries

    08/19/2013 2:51:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/19/2013 | AllahPundit
    So says FTVLive. After all the free publicity the RNC’s given them by threatening to boycott NBC News as a debate sponsor, is NBC really going to slaughter this cash cow?In fairness, a multi-hour miniseries about Hillary’s triumph over serial victimization would have been a terrible drag. Better to do it in a shorter, snappier format. Three words, my friends: “Hillary! The Musical”. NBC sources tell FTVLive that the NBC suits have figured the Clinton miniseries “just isn’t worth it.”Word is that NBC is going to let it quietly go away without saying a word. NBC does not want to...
  • Fox Pulls Out of Hillary Clinton Mini-Series

    08/17/2013 1:10:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 02:31 AM | Todd Beamon
    An outlet of Fox Entertainment said Friday that financial issues led it to pull out of a mini-series about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that is being planned for NBC. The decision by Fox Television Studios came on the same day as the Republican National Committee unanimously passed a resolution to prevent NBC and CNN from covering its 2016 GOP presidential primary debates. The New York Times reported Friday that an executive involved in the negotiations between Fox and NBC said political pressure was not a factor. Rather, the financial terms being offered by NBC simply were not attractive...
  • NBC Exec Behind Hillary Series Put ‘Historically Questionable’ anti-Reagan Film On Air in 2003

    07/30/2013 7:37:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/30/2013 | John Fund
    Yesterday, CNN announced it was joining the parade of film projects on Hillary Clinton in the run-up to her likely campaign for president in 2016. It will produce a feature-length documentary, directed by liberal filmmaker Charles Ferguson, for release in theaters and then later show it on the network. It joins two other projects on Hillary that have been announced recently: a theatrical film called Rodham about Hillary’s days as a young lawyer on the Nixon House impeachment committee and a four-hour mini-series on Hillary starring Diane Lane that will appear on NBC. Politico reported that the sudden pile-on to...
  • Are you ready for the Hillary Clinton mini-series?

    07/29/2013 7:17:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Whether they’re not-so-subtly gunning for her candidacy, or merely capitalizing on all of the already rampant speculation about her candidacy, isn’t quite clear. I’m going to go ahead and venture a wild guess that it’s a good bit of both. Comcast Corp.’s NBC broadcast network is developing live-event programs and mini-series to draw audiences when programs air as opposed to recording them to watch later on DVRs.NBC is developing four mini-series, including a four-hour show based on Hillary Clinton, who will be played by Diane Lane, Bob Greenblatt, chairman of entertainment, said yesterday at a TV critic conference in Beverly...
  • 'The Bible' Miniseries Breaks New DVD Record; Set for World Release

    06/29/2013 10:38:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/29/2013 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    The History Channel's "The Bible" miniseries continues reaching impressive milestones, with news on Thursday that it has sold 1 million units across Blu-ray, DVD and DigitalHD™ platforms. "We are thrilled that THE BIBLE series continues to be enjoyed by millions across the country. The response to the series on television was overwhelming and clearly families are now wanting to own the DVD and enjoy it with family and friends," said husband and wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, who co-produced the 10-part miniseries. "There are many people that are gifting it to others to share the good news far...
  • The Good Book’s big numbers: A miniseries stuns Hollywood religious skeptics

    03/31/2013 8:08:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/29/2013
    Television watchers across the country are glomming on to an unlikely megahit: the History Channel’s 10-hour retelling of stories from the Bible. To the disbelief of Hollywood executives, viewers are shunning a lineup that includes “Revenge” and “The Mentalist” to watch another telling of the greatest story ever told. During its first three weeks, the miniseries produced by reality-show producer Mark Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey, the star of “Touched By an Angel,” has drawn upward of 10 million viewers for each episode. That’s more, our critic Daniel Wattenberg reports, than anything aired by ABC or NBC during the...
  • First came ‘The Bible,’ now comes ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ … the TV miniseries

    03/31/2013 8:03:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/31/2013 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    The ratings have spoken — and they’re telling television producers that a six-hour, $20 million miniseries on Jesus of Nazareth will prove as great a success as the recent History channel production “The Bible.” “We believe the audience continues to have a hunger for life- and faith-affirming films,” said Michael Landon Jr., who is writing and producing the “Jesus of Nazareth” series with Brian Bird for Brad Krevoy’s MPCA, the Hollywood Reporter says. “The monumental success of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s ‘The Bible’ just underscores that.” Showtime is trying to cash in on spiritual fever, too, with “The Vatican,”...
  • Stephen Colbert Pokes Fun at 'The Bible' Miniseries

    03/28/2013 6:31:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/27/2013 | By Michael Gryboski
    While The History Channel's miniseries "The Bible" continues to garner millions of viewers every week, one comedian has opted to poke fun at the program. Comedy Central satirist Stephen Colbert, known for his faux conservative program "The Colbert Report," had a segment Monday evening about the miniseries and its production team. "The Word of God, the story of all creation, doesn't really have the legs to sustain an entire series; unlike The History Channel's Big Shrimpin,'" quipped Colbert. He also talked about Roma Downey, co-producer of the miniseries, being cast for the role of the Virgin Mary. "Wow, I wonder...
  • ABC’s ‘Titanic’ Mini-Series to Premiere April 14 [spoiler alert]

    02/28/2012 7:32:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Stitch Kingdom ^ | February 27, 2012
    From the creative minds of Julian Fellowes, Academy Award (Gosford Park), Emmy and Golden Globe winner (“Downton Abbey”), and BAFTA-winning producer Nigel Stafford Clark (“Bleak House”) comes the highly anticipated ABC Premiere Event, “Titanic,” a four-part miniseries that will premiere Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 pm – 11 pm ET on the ABC Television Network. Parts One-Three will air on April 14, and the miniseries will conclude with Part Four on Sunday, April 15 at 9:00 pm ET to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912.
  • Fate of “The Kennedys” Miniseries Shows Trend of Political Intimidation

    01/21/2011 11:13:58 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 6 replies
    Political intimidation is alive and well in this country. Anyone who believes that Hollywood has the power to make any film they want without consequence must be dreaming. You may remember what happened to the excellent docudrama The Path to 9/11 in 2006. The scared-to-death Clinton camp was so terrified that they pushed with all of their might to get the program pulled from the air. Fortunately it did get one single airing in two parts. Regardless, the Clintons used their pull at Disney (who owns ABC) to intimidate producers, writers and anyone else involved in the project. People like...
  • Deflating an American dynasty(Kennedys Miniseries)(BARF)

    03/31/2011 10:31:17 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 1, 2011 | Matthew Gilbert
    ....The only reason to watch “The Kennedys’’? To find out how to flatten a few of the 20th century’s most dramatic historical moments and best-known figures into a slow week of “One Life to Live.’’ The extraordinary qualities that made JFK, RFK, and Jackie into international political and cultural lightning rods have been completely stripped from the Kennedy mythology. These characters are just melodramatic ciphers in period costumes and, in the case of Jackie, a bad wig.
  • Exclusive: Review of ‘The Kennedys’ miniseries

    03/29/2011 5:16:55 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Mar 2011 | John Ziegler
    Last night, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Greg Kinnear and over one thousand other movie-industry types attended the Hollywood premiere of the “controversial” Kennedy miniseries that will start airing this Sunday on the ReelzChannel. I was also there, though, oddly, Tom and Katie never said hello. “The Kennedys” has been and will be the subject of much debate because it was scheduled to air on the History Channel before the History Channel caved to backchannel political pressure exerted by the Kennedy family (specifically Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver) and claimed that the epic, eight-part miniseries didn’t “fit the History brand.” Keep...
  • All Hail Boardwalk Empire

    12/05/2010 5:27:48 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/5/2010 | Allen Barra
    HBO’s Atlantic City gangster drama ends its first season tonight—Allen Barra argues that its excellence is unrivaled in TV history, and has only seldom been achieved in film. In the first episode of Boardwalk Empire, directed by Martin Scorsese, Atlantic City political boss “Nucky” Thompson, played by Steve Buscemi, pensively gazes into a fortuneteller’s parlor. A short time later, we see the reverse shot—Nucky staring through the door’s oval window as seen from the inside. The shot replicates the double burn insert popular in newspapers in the 1910s and 1920s where a photo of a famous person was set in...
  • Suddenly Concerned About Historical Accuracy, Leftists Attempt to Kill JFK Miniseries

    02/19/2010 3:58:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 455+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 2/19/10 | John Nolte
    This is America and leftist filmmaker Robert Greenwald and his ilk have every right to wage a propaganda war to pressure the History Channel to kill their upcoming JFK miniseries. The miniseries’ script might not be done yet, but that’s how we roll in this country and until Senator Harry Reid steps in and threatens to put the History Channel out of business, like he did ABC in order to muscle a “Path to 9/11″ edit to his and the Clintons’ liking, Greenwald and Co. can all knock themselves out. And knocking themselves out they are: a website, petition, videos,...
  • HBO Nearing JFK Miniseries Deal (Assassination Miniseries)

    06/12/2007 9:44:38 PM PDT · by msnpatriot · 5 replies · 729+ views
    Post Chronicle ^ | 6/7/07 | Postchronicle Staff
    HBO said it is near a deal to turn former Los Angeles prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi's book on President Kennedy's assassination into a miniseries. The 10-part program, among other things, would trace Lee Harvey Oswald's life until he was shot live on national television by Jack Ruby, Variety said Thursday. HBO officials said the cable network is wrapping up an agreement to finance and air the miniseries. The network also will film a companion special with Bugliosi addressing the many conspiracy theories associated with Kennedy's assassination.
  • HBO Series Rome - a Silly Series

    03/16/2007 10:08:07 AM PDT · by juliej · 66 replies · 3,660+ views
    Did Bob Guccione direct this silly, oversexed historically inaccurate mini series on HBO which is mercifully coming to an end?
  • 9/11 Miniseries is Bunk

    09/11/2006 7:41:28 PM PDT · by texas_mrs · 151 replies · 4,463+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/08/06 | Barbara Bodine
    ON THE MORNING of Sept. 11, 2001, Americans — and the world — froze, saddened and angry. Five years later, we stop to remember those we lost and those who have sacrificed in our defense since, and to reflect on what we must learn. History will define us not by the events of that day but by who we choose to become as a result. Regrettably, ABC has chosen not to document but to dramatize this most critical of times. Its miniseries, "The Path to 9/11," opts for fiction when fact is needed and chooses mythmaking when the candor of...
  • Ministry Of Truth

    09/11/2006 4:06:56 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 11 replies · 620+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11 September 2006 | Staff
    Media: In Orwellian fashion, ABC has edited its 9-11 miniseries to please the Clintonistas on whose watch the al-Qaida threat mushroomed. Perhaps, as someone once said, history is indeed a lie agreed upon. In Friday’s Washington Post, an ABC executive who for some reason chose to be anonymous confirmed that “adjustments and refinements” have been made to its TV movie “The Path to 9/11,” and that the changes were based on objections by members of the Clinton administration and Bill Clinton himself. The Post said the changes were “intended to make clearer that it was general indecisiveness” by Clinton officials...
  • ABC Stands By Its 9/11 Story — Almost

    09/09/2006 3:30:57 PM PDT · by katieanna · 166 replies · 4,284+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Sept. 9, 2006 | Scott Collins and Tina Daunt
    After minor edits in response to Democratic critics, the miniseries will air as scheduled. It's already set off a bitter election-year dispute. Walt Disney Co.'s ABC is forging ahead with plans to air a miniseries starting Sunday despite controversy over its efforts to dramatize — and some say unfairly politicize — the events leading up to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Producers said late Friday that they had finished making minor edits to "The Path to 9/11" amid a firestorm of protests from leading Democrats including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who warned that telecasting "right-wing political propaganda" might violate...
  • Editorial | ABC's 9/11 Movie- Let viewers decide

    09/09/2006 9:52:32 AM PDT · by hipaatwo · 66 replies · 1,658+ views
    Can viewers at least watch the ABC miniseries about 9/11, instead of having someone decide for them whether it's an informative "docudrama" or a partisan hack job? ABC and its parent company, Disney, shouldn't cave in to critics who want the network to cancel the five-hour movie, The Path to 9/11, scheduled to air tomorrow and Monday nights. These critics include Senate Democratic leaders, who are worried that the miniseries will portray Clinton administration officials unfairly in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. They wrote a heavy-handed letter to Disney CEO Robert Iger, reminding him of his duty "as a...
  • DNC Mourns Loss of "Reagans" (Blast from the past from DNC hypocrites)

    09/07/2006 7:02:21 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 24 replies · 879+ views
    Powerline ^ | November 05, 2003
    Here's the Democratic National Committee's take on CBS's decision to kill a slanderous, unfounded attack on Ronald Reagan: "CBS has decided to pull its miniseries about Ronald Reagan after a Republican National Committee-organized campaign complaining that it didn't lionize their favorite president enough. "CBS's decision is — to put it mildly — disturbing. Essentially the network has given the ruling party veto power over the content it puts on the air. "No, there are no First Amendment violations here. The RNC protested the content of a program, which is its right, and CBS voluntarily pulled that program off the air,...
  • Freep a poll!(MSNBC. 9/11 movie misleading?)

    09/07/2006 8:06:54 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 22 replies · 339+ views
    msnbc, ^ | 9-7-06 | MSNBC
    Do you feel ABC is misleading the public though its dramatization of Sept. 11 in "The Path to 9/11"? * 16372 responses Yes 59% No 27% I'll decide after watching the movie 14%
  • Three From Clinton Administration Urge Disney to Cancel or Revise 9/11 Miniseries (Must Watch)

    09/06/2006 10:17:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 135 replies · 3,349+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 7, 2006 | JESSE McKINLEY
    Three From Clinton Administration Urge Disney to Cancel or Revise Sept. 11 MiniseriesBy JESSE McKINLEY Published: September 7, 2006 Three members of the Clinton administration have written the chairman of the Walt Disney Company, ABC’s parent, to complain that the network’s coming two-part miniseries “The Path to 9/11” is fraught with factual errors and fabrications. The letters ask that the five-hour movie, scheduled for broadcast Sunday and Monday, be either edited for accuracy or canceled, and ABC gave a small indication yesterday that some changes might be made. One of the officials, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, said in...
  • ABC Presents The Path to 9/11, an Epic Miniseries based on the 9/11 Commission Report

    08/13/2006 7:25:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 53 replies · 1,772+ views
    ABC Presents The Path to 9/11, an Epic Miniseries based on the 9/11 Commission Report -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Governor Thomas H. Kean, Chair of the 9/11 Commission, is Senior Consultant Historic Broadcast Airs on September 10 and 11 with Limited Commercial Interruptions Cast Includes Harvey Keitel, Shirley Douglas, Patricia Heaton, Penny Johnson Jerald, Dan Lauria, Amy Madigan, Michael Murphy, Stephen Root, William Sadler, Katy Selverstone, Shaun Toub and Donnie Wahlberg On September 11, 2001 the world stood still as terrorists used four planes as lethal weapons against innocent Americans. The 9/11 Commission was formed to determine how such an attack could happen,...
  • ABC Pulls Mel Gibson Holocaust Miniseries: Report

    08/01/2006 6:16:29 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 43 replies · 970+ views
    Yahoo! News (Reuters) ^ | 8/1/2006 | n/a
    ABC pulls Mel Gibson Holocaust miniseries: reportNEW YORK (Reuters) - The ABC television network has pulled a miniseries about the Holocaust it was developing with Mel Gibson's production company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, quoting an unidentified representative for the network. Gibson was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving early on Friday and was reported to have launched into a tirade against Jews, asking the arresting officer if he was a Jew and blaming the Jews for starting all wars. The actor, who holds strong conservative Catholic religious and political views and whose father is a Holocaust denier,...
  • ABC's New 'Ten Commandments' miniseries to Stir Hornet's Nest

    10/24/2005 6:53:53 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 29 replies · 2,559+ views "Celebrity" page ^ | 10/19/2005 | Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
    BECK/SMITH HOLLYWOOD EXCLUSIVE New 'Ten Commandments' to Stir Hornet's Nest Says Naveen ABC's upcoming miniseries of 'The Ten Commandments' promises to push quite a few buttons, reports 'Lost' regular Naveen Andrews, who stars in the epic project with Dougray Scott, Omar Sharif, Linus Roache, Mia Maestro and Paul Rhys. Andrews predicts it will stir up a hornet's nest. 'What was unusual about the way we did this version of 'The Ten Commandments' was we treated Moses like he was a lunatic. If somebody came and told you today, 'I've just been talking to a burning bush,' you would try and...
  • Pope will attend the premiere of miniseries from CBS on Pope John Paul II

    10/21/2005 6:20:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 229+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | October 20, 2005
    ROME, Oct. 20, 2005 (CNA) - The TV channel CBS confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI will attend the preview of the new television miniseries on the life of John Paul II that will be released shortly in the United States.The miniseries of four hours titled  “Pope John Paul II,” will be presented on November 17 at the Vatican, and broadcast in the United States on December 4 and 7. The Series narrates the life of Karol Wojtila, from his youth in Poland until the  final days of his pontificate. The actor Cary Elsewal will play the part of the young...
  • CBS gives go-ahead for Pope John Paul miniseries

    06/16/2005 4:17:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 543+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 16, 2005
    CBS television has given producers the go-ahead for a big-budget miniseries charting the life of the late Pope John Paul II, with guidance from the Vatican, the network said on Thursday.The four-hour, fact-based drama, tentatively titled "Pope John Paul II," will chronicle the story of Karol Wojtyla from his youth in Poland through his more than 26-year reign as head of the Roman Catholic Church.The program is being made by the producers behind the network's hit miniseries "Jesus," which aired several years ago and starred Jeremy Sisto in the title role and Debra Messing from the TV sitcom "Will &...
  • The Man Who Would Be King; Upcoming CBS miniseries on rise of Elvis should show the man as he was.

    05/09/2005 9:57:36 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 901+ views
    WHEN ELVIS PRESLEY STROLLED onto the stage for his last performance, there was something different about him. His face had swelled, and his gut was pregnant with obesity. His hair and signature sideburns overran his head and face, and his movements, karate kicks, and hip swivels, were no longer crisp or energetic. He could still sing--he never lost that--and he still had a charismatic stage presence, and he could still send fans into a frenzy. But for years leading up to his death, it seemed the brightness that once shone from this superstar came more from his sequin-adorned jumpsuits than...
  • ABC to make new 'Ten Commandments'

    01/13/2005 2:33:33 PM PST · by missyme · 126 replies · 2,227+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan 13th, 2005
    LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- ABC is teaming with veteran TV movie producer Robert Halmi Sr. for "The Ten Commandments," a four-hour miniseries that will retell the classic biblical tale of Moses. Halmi was quick to point out that the miniseries will not be a remake of Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 movie starring Charlton Heston, but will rely on extensive biblical and historical research for a realistic, truthful presentation of Moses and the Jewish people's exodus from Egypt and their travel to Mt. Sinai, where, according to the Old Testament, God descended to deliver the Ten Commandments
  • Live Thread (of sorts): 10.5

    05/02/2004 7:29:42 PM PDT · by Rose in RoseBear · 467 replies · 368+ views
    myself | Rose In RoseBear
    Is anyone else watching this dreck? It's so horrid it's funny. If you're watching, please share observations ...
  • Defend Reagan Committee Achieves Remarkable Success in First 24 Hours!

    10/30/2003 11:30:14 AM PST · by Impeach98 · 5 replies · 182+ views
    Defend Reagan Committee ^ | 10/30/2003 | Howard Kaloogian
    Defend Reagan Committee Achieves Remarkable Success in First 24 Hours! Thanks so much to everyone who has participated in the anti-CBS/pro-Reagan efforts. There are now 7 or 8 different committees working towards a common goal and it has been breathtaking to see the impact that is already being made. We were contacted by two of the first four "sponsors" we had chosen to focus on. The two were companies we got from a list here at FR. That list has some errors because the companies swore they would not air an ad during the miniseries and never had...
  • Sign and pass one the Reagan petition 4000+

    10/29/2003 9:47:57 PM PST · by spero · 27 replies · 282+ views
    Petition to boycott the movie ^ | 10/29/03 | Patrick Spero
    Freepers overwhelming support are responsible for getting this petition going. Keep it alive. Over 4,000 signatures so far. Sign it, pass it along Click here for background from a previous post. Makes me sick!
  • Reagan Petition - over 3600 signatures, more needed!

    10/29/2003 7:09:08 PM PST · by spero · 30 replies · 198+ views
    Petition to boycott the movie ^ | 10/29/03 | Patrick Spero
    Because of the outpouring of Freeper support, listed the petition site . It now has 3600+ signatures but we can't let up. We need to ensure the revisions CBS promises to make are real and acceptable. This is the best method we have. So please sign it if you haven't and if you have, make sure you pass it along to family and friends.
  • REAGAN MINISERIES: Production of Hallmark Cards: Protest here!

    10/29/2003 6:49:00 AM PST · by Rightone · 33 replies · 499+ views
    The WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/29/03 | WorldNetDaily
      Excerpted from the referenced article: According to Variety magazine, the series is a production of Hallmark Entertainment, a subsidiary of Kansas City, Mo.-based Hallmark Cards Inc.In a news release issued in August, Hallmark described the miniseries this way: First Family: The Reagans – From the bright lights of tinsel town to the Oval Office and the U.S. presidency this true story follows Ronald Reagan's (Emmy and Golden Globe winner James Brolin) rise to notoriety, celebrity and world power. The four-hour dramatic miniseries chronicles Reagan's years as a Hollywood movie star, his marriage to his devoted wife Nancy (played by...
  • [Top 100] US Advertisers Urged to Preview Ronald Reagan Movie Before Sponsoring

    10/28/2003 5:07:43 PM PST · by hutton · 29 replies · 407+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 28, 2003 | Scott Hogenson
    The head of a Washington, DC based media watchdog group is asking that advertisers demand to preview a planned CBS mini series on former President Ronald Reagan before sponsoring the program. Media Reasearch Center President L. Brent Bozell Tuesday sent a letter to each of the nations top 100 advertisers urging them to preview the movie before making a sponsorship decision because it is what Bozell called 'a partisan attack against one of Americas most beloved Presidents.'A review of the script by New York Times writer Jim Reutenberg noted the two part mini series, scheduled for later this month, makes...
  • MRC Urges Advertisers to Not Sponsor CBS Mini-Series, The Reagans

    10/28/2003 1:41:59 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies · 170+ views
    MRC CyberAlert Special ^ | 3:10pm EST, Tuesday October 28, 2003 | Brent Baker
    Today, as part of a project coordinated by Tim Jones, the MRC distributed a press release announcing that we have sent letters to 100 top television advertisers urging them to preview CBS's The Reagans mini-series and, if it does include the unfounded slams on Ronald and Nancy Reagan quoted by the New York Times and the, to not allow ads for their products to be associated with the left-wing production. It looks likely that CBS is feeling the pressure over the anger which has erupted over its two-part mini-series scheduled to air on Sunday, November 16 and Tuesday, November...
  • Another hatchet job on The Gipper?

    10/27/2003 9:15:40 AM PST · by RightWingReader · 1 replies · 70+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10-27-03 | Doug Powers
    Ronald and Nancy Reagan are about to take another one in the chops from the Hollywood left. CBS has put together what they say is an honest look at the lives of the former president and first lady, and nobody involved – except perhaps a boom mic operator – is from anywhere near the right side of the aisle. Should any of it be believed? Well, maybe they'll get the hair right. Ronald Reagan is anathema to the Hollywood left. To them, he's the torchbearer for blind greed, mindless statements, global cluelessness and old white men who are in way...
  • Ronald Reagan The Subject of Next 2004 CBS Miniseries Biopic [Going for Big Ratings?]

    06/03/2003 6:23:56 AM PDT · by ewing · 23 replies · 170+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 3, 2003 | Cindy Adams
    Pleased with the ratings success of their performace on Sunday with the 'Hitler' movie on CBS the network has decided to follow the historical miniseries path.So the big question is, who can possibly be the followup to the huge numbers for Germanys Adolf?The answer is, Americas most beloved President.Temporary slugged with the name 'Reagan,' the miniseries is for the 2004 season.Contracts are being done now.It is a four hour outing.
  • It?s Sweepstime For Hitler, But Winter for Truth (The CBS Hitler Miniseries IS a Bush-Hate Lie)

    05/16/2003 9:23:13 AM PDT · by Timesink · 106 replies · 1,012+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | May 12, 2003 | Ron Rosenbaum
    It's Sweepstime For Hitler, But Winter for Truthby Ron Rosenbaum It's springtime, I mean sweepstime, for Hitler in Hollywood. I'm sure you've all heard of the forthcoming two-night, four-hour, prime-time CBS "Miniseries Event" called Hitler: The Rise of Evil (airing May 18 and 20). Well I've finally seen a review copy of the controversial "docudrama," and there's a lot I could say - and may say in the future - about the soap opera-fication of the Hitler story.But there's a drama behind the docudrama that hasn't received the attention it deserves. A story about the political uses of Hitler and...