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  1. Blogging From Washington With Lois Vossen

    February 3, 2009

    Ted Koppel welcomed back the attendees for the second panel, titled "The Global Media Marketplace" by giving a brief history of the television news business. Koppel explained that when CBS launched 60 Minutes in 1968, it surprised everyone by making money. Suddenly, the network said "maybe news can be a revenue generator" and it went from being a bonus to

  2. Morning Report from Washington, DC With ITVS Blogger Lois Vossen

    February 3, 2009

    It is snowing here in Washington, DC and we're tucked inside the Freedom Forum at the Newseum for the one-day "Media as Global Diplomat" conference, moderated by Ted Koppel. About 250 people are gathered at the forum to ask key public and private sector leaders how the United States can best use media to reinvigorate its public diplomacy strategy and

  3. International Report From the Field with Cynthia Kane

    January 30, 2009

    Greetings from DocsBarcelona!Earlier this week, I arrived in vibrant, charismatic Barcelona, Spain and attended the opening screening of 1973 Revolution per Minute, by Chilean director Fernando Valenzuela, and a welcome dinner afterward. By the way, the food is fantastic as is the wine! Joan Gonzalez, director of the festival, gave a warm welcome and

  4. Filmmaker Profile: Edna and Elinor Kowarsky, SEEDS OF SUMMER

    January 30, 2009

    Israeli filmmakers Edna and Elinor Kowarsky once thought that they would never be able to reach U.S. audiences with their films. In 1989, they formed their production company, Eden Productions, to make films about social issues in the Middle East. While their company grew to become a leading source of documentary content in Israel, working with the top

  5. FRONTLINE and ITVS Explore Parkinson's Disease

    January 29, 2009

    Next Tuesday, February 3 at 9:00 PM on PBS, FRONTLINE, in a co-production with ITVS, will present MY FATHER, MY BROTHER AND ME, a film that explores life with Parkinson’s disease. In 2004, journalist Dave Iverson received the same news that had been delivered to his father and older brother years earlier: He had Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative