Tag Archives: Family Relationships

The Hatfields and McCoys Face Off in The Feud on PBS

“Bloody war in Pike County.  The McCoys and Hatfields Doing Their Utmost to Exterminate Each Other.”—The New York Times, January 8, 1888. The Hatfield-McCoy feud has been called “the most famous family conflict in American history.” Yet most of what … Continue reading

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Gloria Vanderbilt Documentary to be Rebroadcast on HBO

  “She was always the youngest one in the room,” recalls CNN anchor Anderson Cooper of his mom, Gloria Vanderbilt.  Fashion designer … artist … author … heiress … and mom Gloria Vanderbilt passed away this week (6/17/19) at the … Continue reading

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Foster Debuts on HBO During National Foster Care Month

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”—Nelson Mandela. It’s hard to argue with Mr. Mandela, except I would add “and the elderly” to his quote. The children who … Continue reading

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QuestTheDoc on PBS Champions Family Resilience

“Our society is incredibly polarized right now and, I believe, desperate for opportunities to connect across the various barriers that we think separate us: race, class, religion, geography, political party,” says filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski. “I want viewers to see themselves … Continue reading

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Playwright Arthur Miller Profiled by Daughter Rebecca on HBO

“The parent is always a mythological figure,” muses playwright Arthur Miller in his daughter Rebecca’s captivating new feature film profile of her dad, Arthur Miller: Writer. “It’s the basis of all mythology, after all,” he continues. “What’s Zeus? He’s the father. … Continue reading

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The Witness Takes the Stand on PBS

“I was 16 when my sister, Kitty, was murdered in New York City, ” says William Genovese in the gripping, feature-length documentary The Witness. “In an instant she was gone. No one understood me like Kitty.” Following its well-received theatrical release in … Continue reading

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HBO Debuts Bright Lights…Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

“She’s me, and I’m her,” says actress/writer Carrie Fisher in the delicious new feature-length documentary Bright Lights. Fisher’s remark caps one of her grueling gigs at a Star Wars fan convention and refers to her breakout film role as Princess Leia. But she might as … Continue reading

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