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Alec Baldwin on Spirit of Exploration

The National Geographic Society is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Since 1888, the Society had been dedicated to promoting the importance, beauty and wonder of the world around us through its famous magazine as well as books, movies, channels and online. Key components of the Society’s mission have always ...

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Michael Palin

  This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Real.   As a child in Sheffield, in the north of England, Michael Palin would often accompany his sister to the local train station, seeing her off as she returned to her job in London and wishing that ...

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David Attenborough

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Real.   The BBC’s television service was still in its infancy when David Attenborough joined it, in 1952. Working as a pro­ducer in the factual department, Attenborough didn’t actually make it to the front of the camera until two ...

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Sheila Nevins

 This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2012 issue of TV Real. The search for the truth is an apt description of Sheila Nevins’s approach to filmmaking. As president of HBO Documentary Films, she is responsible for developing, producing and acquiring the best in the genre for HBO, HBO2 and ...

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Anthony Bourdain

  This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2011 issue of TV Real.   “I write, I travel, I eat and I’m hungry for more.” So states Anthony Bourdain in the opening of his Emmy Award–winning food-and-travel show No Reservations, which has been airing on Travel Channel since 2005 and ...

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Al Anstey

  This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2011 issue of TV Real.   Five years since its launch as the global offshoot of the Qatar-based Arabic news network Al Jazeera, Al Jazeera English (AJE) has finally made inroads into the U.S. market. While still not available nationwide, AJE is ...

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Q&A: Luis Silberwasser

It was just about two years ago when Discovery Communications decided to take its female-skewed lifestyle channel TLC out to the global market. The company set an ambitious goal of entering more than 75 markets, reaching more than 100 million households, for TLC International by the end of 2011. With ...

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Top TV Real Videos of 2011

Chronicling the worlds of high-end docs, lifestyle shows, reality series, and more, TV Real Weekly reported on the broad range of unscripted and factual content this year. Here’s a recap of our top video interviews of 2011.      Werner Herzog The internationally acclaimed German director discusses his latest documentary, ...

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Q&A: Margaret Cho

Beyond Distribution has been dramatically expanding its catalogue of comedy for the international market, aligning with a host of big-name comics, including Margaret Cho. The Asian-American comedienne, known for tackling taboo topics like race, gender and sexuality, recently wrapped her new special, Cho Dependent. Broadcast on Showtime in the U.S. ...

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Q&A: Sean Cohan

  This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2011 issue of TV Real.   The company may have a new a name and logo—A+E Networks replaced A&E Television Networks—but the mission remains the same: reinventing storytelling, taking history out of the history books, developing new genres and creating new networks. ...

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