Thursday, March 21, 2019

CNN’S Anderson Cooper Joins TCM To Spotlight Journalism In The Movies

Starting tonight!

From Turner Pressroom  ~

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is examining the role journalism played in the world of cinema, with perspectives ranging from His Girl Friday and Network to The Year Of Living Dangerously, while highlighting the importance of the profession throughout the years. Joining TCM host Ben Mankiewicz to discuss the films are CNN’s Anderson Cooper and CNN’s political analyst Carl Bernstein. Programming kicks off March 7 with All The President’s Men, Alan J. Pakula’s riveting film based on the book by Bernstein and fellow Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, and continues every Thursday throughout the month in primetime.

TV News airing March 21 with Anderson Cooper – features two 1970s dramas that were very timely in their day and remain relevant today, Network (1976), looks at volatile relationships among the staff of a television network that will do anything for high ratings and The China Syndrome (1979) about a television newswoman who stumbles onto deadly secrets at a nuclear power plant

Newspaper Comedies airing March 21 with Anderson Cooper- includes His Girl Friday (1940) with Cary Grant as the hard-boiled editor – whose star reporter is now his former wife

Reporters at War airing March 28 with Anderson Cooper – highlights Burgess Meredith as WWII correspondent Ernie Pyle in William Wellman’s The Story of G.I. Joe (1945), The Year Of Living Dangerously where two American journalists get more than they’d bargained for during an Indonesian revolution and The Quiet American (1958) about an American economist who gets caught between Communists and colonialists in Indochina

“Reporters make for odd movie heroes. They’re rarely glamorous and often unfashionable. But a good, relentless journalist pursuing a story can effectively pull double duty as the protagonist – as the voice for the audience. At their best, reporters pursue truth, a trait shared by the best movies,” said Ben Mankiewicz, TCM Primetime Host. “Anderson Cooper and Carl Bernstein are two of the finest reporters working today and I’m honored to partner with them on our Journalism In The Movies programming, showcasing the need for truth-telling in an era when journalism itself is under fire on a regular basis.”

Anderson Cooper on the power of storytelling ~

Anderson Cooper talks "Network" ~

Anderson Cooper covets Ben Mankiewicz's job~

AC360 Transcript
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aries moon said...

Before I started watching Anderson back in 2004, I had a bit of a crush on Ben Mankiewicz and I realize now that they shared this sort of dry, snarky, sarcastic sense humor that I love. Took them YEARS to get together but yay, two of my favorite people together at last.

Pragya said...

@aries moon

they do seem to have similar personalities. I loved their interactions.

I wish Anderson could do this regularly, I am SICK of Trump

aries moon said...

@Pragya, that would be awesome. I am barely watching the news these days because of Trump burnout.