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FRONTLINE Producer Michael Kirk touts need for long-form investigative journalism

July 21 2008 by Peter Morrill

FRONTLINE producer Michael KirkRecently, Frontline co-creator and Idahoan Michael Kirk spoke at IdahoPTV about his Peabody award-winning documentary projects.

We're offering a special web-only video of Kirk's speech (see links below). In it, he talks about his documentaries including Caring For Your Parents, Frontline programs such as "Cheney's Law" and "Bush's War," and the upcoming fall special profiling presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama.

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Idaho Loses Bill Studebaker

July 07 2008 by Peter Morrill

Bill StudebakerOn Friday, July 4, Idaho lost a great man. Bill Studebaker died while kayaking the East Fork of the South Fork of the Salmon River near Yellow Pine. Over the years, Bill appeared in numerous Idaho Public Television programs including Proceeding On: The History of Idaho and Outdoor Idaho, to mention just two. I met him for the first time in 1989 while I was working on the History of Idaho series. He had a profound impact on me.

Bruce Reichert has written a thoughtful remembrance of Bill on our Behind the Stories page.

 

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