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Jane Root

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The Successes and Failures of TV (If You Don't Fail, You May Not Succeed)

(1) Comments | Posted November 23, 2010 | 12:47 PM

There is something on which our whole industry depends, but which no-one ever really talks about. I'm talking about ideas. Notions. Thoughts. Breakthroughs. Call them what you will, they are the beginnings of everything. In television we're all idea junkies, gobbling up hundreds of new ones all the time. Audiences...

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The Best of Both Worlds: How Big Can Documentary Get?

(1) Comments | Posted April 14, 2010 | 1:11 PM

Documentaries have gone mainstream. While not ready for primetime -- or, in many ways, way beyond primetime -- the offspring of documentary programming has gripped audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. But what may be most interesting in terms of documentary topics is how the genre has...

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