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MFF asks: Are documentary-makers the new journalists?

Journalism junkies -- Head's up! As they say too incessantly on cable these days, this is "breaking news."

Prepare to put your Friday-night news wrap-up on the DVR on January 21 and instead jaunt over to Falvey Hall in MICA's Brown Center, where the Maryland Film Festival will be asking, "Are documentary-makers the new journalists?"

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The festival has put together an all-star panel to debate the question, including Oscar winner Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side"), Oscar nominee Rachel Grady ("Jesus Camp"), and Emmy-winner Stanley Nelson ("The Murder of Emmett Till").

The "Today" show's Meredith Vieira will host the evening, drawing on 35 years of broadcast experience, including stints as a "60 Minutes" correspondent and anchor of "CBS Morning News."

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For the evening's full schedule (it starts at 6 p.m.) and box-office details (tickets start at $90) click here.

Photo by Richard Drew

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