In case this part of the story was missing from your child's grade-school Thanksgiving pageant, TV is here to tell us this holiday week that the Pilgrims were a bunch of grave-robbing, food-stealing killers who lured a Native American leader to what he thought was a meal of peace only to cut off his head and stick it on a pole.
Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, whose TV credits extend back to NBC's 'Homicide: Life on the Street' and HBO's 'Oz,' have been signed by the National Geographic Channel to do a mini-series on the last days of the American Embassy in Saigon.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman vowed to launch a multifaceted fight against the county's heroin "epidemic," using his first State of the County address to describe his personal experience with a young man who died from the drug.
Harford County has long been plagued by heroin abuse and problems associated with the elicit drug to the point where the county consumed a substantial component of a National Geographic Channel documentary about the heroin problem in Baltimore and its suburbs.
Our recent news story about Harford County's heroin trade and the national attention it received on a recent edition of National Geographic Channel's "Drugs Inc." series should have not come as any surprise to anyone living in Harford County.
I took a deep dive last week into Baltimore's drug scene. And when I finally came up for air, I had a newfound clarity on the city¿s troubled TV image and the line between responsible documentary filmmaking and exploitative reality television.
Drug sales in broad daylight at Lexington Market. An addict telling viewers Baltimore "is where you want to be for heroin," and then letting the camera watch her cook and shoot up in her car on a street that appears to be in Hampden after she scores.
David Zurawik: Don't trust TV history -- ever. That's the big conclusion I came to this week after starting out on the simple assignment of previewing a two-hour National Geographic special on the Iraq War.
There is no TV genre more problematic than docudrama. And Sunday's premiere of "SEAL Team Six," which claims to be the true, inside story of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, is as problematic as they come.