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No ‘Kennedys’ for History Channel

The History Channel announced Monday that it was dropping “The Kennedys,” an expensive eight-part miniseries about the American political dynasty, from its spring lineup, sparking speculation that political drama may have extended beyond the narrative scope of the series itself.

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Colbert Nails Docu-Farce

Stephen Colbert sank his teeth into the “Path to 9/11” controversy on Monday, shaming ABC’s truth-challenged drama: “What better way to commemorate a national tragedy than turning it into a miniseries?”

Posted on Sep 12, 2006 READ MORE


ABC’s Undocu-Drama Airs With Few Changes

In spite of (or perhaps because of) all the heat and negative publicity, ABC/Disney ran the first half of its fictionalized “The Path to 9/11” miniseries last night. It trimmed perhaps a minute off the original cut, but left in most of the flagrantly fictional parts. (Looks like netroots aren’t all-powerful, after all…)

Posted on Sep 11, 2006 READ MORE


ABC Mulls Yanking 9/11 Miniseries, Says Variety

Under growing pressure from politicians, bloggers, pundits and letter-writing concerned citizens, ABC/Disney is considering pulling its historically flawed Sept. 11 miniseries “The Path to 9/11,” according to Variety. Go, net roots!
Updates:

  • Scholastic withdraws support, won’t distribute movie materials to schools
  • The Senate leadership threatens Disney with legal sanctions
  • Watch conservative pundit Bill Bennett denounce the film
  • Watch a conservative 9/11 book author slam the miniseries’ inaccuracies, too

  • Posted on Sep 8, 2006 READ MORE


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    Keitel: 9/11 Undocu-Drama Should Be Changed

    Harvey Keitel, who stars in ABC?s upcoming 9/11-themed miniseries, appeared on CNN?s ?Showbiz Tonight? to relate his own concerns over the project?s manipulation of history.  When asked if a work derived from 9/11 held a special obligation to the truth, Keitel responded: ?Absolutely, you cannot cross the line from a conflation of events to a distortion of the event. No. Where we have distorted something we have made a mistake?and that should be corrected.?

    Posted on Sep 8, 2006 READ MORE


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