Westminster Live was a weekly television programme focusing on political developments within the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The programme began in November 1989 on the same day as television cameras were first allowed into the House of Commons. The programme lasted until 2002 when it was discontinued, and succeeded by the Daily Politics. The programme was presented by Nick Robinson and Iain Macwhirter. Robinson left the BBC to join ITV and Macwhirter went on to report on the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood Live. The first presenter was Vivian White and later hosts included Nick Ross and Diana Madill. The programme was originally presented from a small studio opposite the Houses of Parliament, but in later years it came from the BBC's Millbank base. It focussed on coverage from Parliament far more than its successor.
The Great War is a CBC television film documenting Canadian participation in the First World War. The film stars Justin Trudeau and was shown on Canadian television during the 90th Anniversary of the Vimy Ridge battle, airing in two parts on April 8 and April 9, 2007. The Fox website included the following notice seeking people to participate in the making of the film: Did your great-grandfather take Vimy Ridge? Did he play a part in the three-month battle at Passchendaele? Did he break through the German line at Amiens? For a landmark film to mark the 90th anniversary of the First World War, the CBC is recruiting 300 descendants of those who went to war between 1914 and 1918. The descendants will walk in the footsteps of their ancestors and take part in massive battle recreations.
The Champions is a three-part Canadian documentary mini-series on lives of Canadian political titans and adversaries Pierre Elliott Trudeau and René Lévesque. Directed by Donald Brittain and co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the series follows Trudeau and Lévesque from their early years until their fall from power in the late 1980s. The series itself took over a decade to complete. The first two hour-long episodes Unlikely Warriors and Trappings of Power were released in 1978. The third installment, the 87-minute The Final Battle, was not completed until 1986, after both men had retired from politics.
American Presidents: Life Portraits is a 41-episode, Peabody Award-winning series produced by C-SPAN in 1999. Each episode was aired live, and was a two- to three-hour look at the life and times of one particular President of the United States. Episodes were broadcast from locations of importance to the profiled president, featured interviews with historians and other experts, and incorporated calls from viewers. The series served as a commemoration of C-SPAN's 20th anniversary. The first program aired on March 15, 1999, and profiled George Washington. Subsequent programs featured each president in succession, concluding with Bill Clinton on December 20, 1999.
Lester & Charlie is a social satire/political satire web series created, produced, edited and directed by Jeff Bond and Richard Wooley. In each episode, the title characters attempt to resolve a person’s dilemma or address a socio-political issue by executing a misguided but well-intentioned scheme. Segments have appeared on CNN, Time and on Alan Colmes' blog Liberaland. Each episode is purportedly produced on a US$20 budget and shot with a broken camcorder. In 2011, in collaboration with the Coffee Party USA, Lester and Charlie produced a series of videos marking the one-year anniversary of the controversial Citizens United decision by the United States Supreme Court. In May 2011, they appeared in character in the Bravo reality series Pregnant in Heels. Their weekly satirical interactive political polls have been featured on Crooks and Liars and on the website for WPIX in New York City and became regularly featured on The Huffington Post in 2012.
Miniseries based on the 1977 autobiography by Philip Caputo about his service in the United States Marine Corps in the early years of American involvement in the Vietnam War.
The Sunday Edition was a television programme broadcast on the ITV Network in the United Kingdom focusing on political interview and discussion, produced by London Weekend Television. The show was hosted by Andrew Rawnsley and Andrea Catherwood. The live studio show continued the tradition of live political programming on ITV at the weekend and featured the traditional 'long format' interview as well as incisive debate by key players in politics, the arts and business. The programme included an ITV News Summary at the beginning and end of the programme. The programme has have three distinct segments: ⁕Breaking news and political stories will kick off the programme and be brought up to the minute by interviews with key figures and commentators. ⁕The in-depth political interview will lie at the heart of the show. ⁕Discussion of major issues and interviews with big names from across the range of arts, business and culture will offer insight and provoke debate. When the programme changed its time slot, to the earlier time of 09:25, low ratings of 250,000 cast doubt over its future.
Breakfast with Frost was a BBC current affairs television programme hosted by Sir David Frost on Sunday mornings. The programme covered the main political news of the day while analysing the coverage of the week's news events.
The Andrew Marr Show is an hour-long British television programme broadcast on BBC One on Sunday mornings from 9am. It is presented by Andrew Marr, previously the BBC's Political Editor. The host interviews political figures and others involved in the current events of the week. It replaced the long-running Breakfast with Frost programme when David Frost decided to retire in 2005. The programme begins with a review of the Sunday papers, for which Marr is joined by two different guests each week. It also features a BBC News and BBC Weather update. The programme shares a studio with Sunday Politics, Newsnight and HARDtalk, BBC World News, GMT, Impact, Global and Focus On Africa. The show was launched on 11 September 2005 as Sunday AM, but was renamed The Andrew Marr Show for the new series in September 2007. The editor is Barney Jones and the producers are Libby Jukes, Brian Hollywood and Catherine Elgonaid. The title sequence is a pastiche of the television series The Prisoner. The programme moved to Broadcasting House in September 2012.
America Now is a daily television magazine program hosted by Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic, featuring "news you can really use" on lifestyle topics such as health, diet, family and pets. The program, which airs Monday through Friday, is produced by ITV Studios America. America Now is broadcast across the United States on stations owned by Raycom Media and is airing via syndication in other markets around the country.
The Bold Ones: The Senator is an American political television drama series that aired on NBC from 1970 through 1971, lasting for nine episodes. The series stars Hal Holbrook as Senator Hays Stowe. The Senator was part of The Bold Ones, a rotating series of dramas that also included The New Doctors, The Lawyers, and The Protectors. As a group of dramas, The Bold Ones was nominated for nine Emmy Awards and won five awards. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe for best Drama TV Show. The series was based on an earlier television movie, A Clear and Present Danger.
Zero Degree Turn is a 2007 television series, made through the cooperation of Iran, Hungary, France and Lebanon. The program was one of most expensive and elaborate ever produced by Iran and attracted a large audience there. It is based on a real life story about Iranian diplomat Abdol Hossein Sardari who saved Jews in 1940s Paris during the Nazi Occupation by giving out Iranian passports and allowing them refuge in the Iranian Embassy. Although it has been noted that neither character names nor the story are close to Sardari's story.
The Kremandala Show is a Belizean political commentary talk show airing on Krem Radio and Krem Television. It premiered in 1994 on radio and 2005 on television and was hosted by KREM founder Evan X Hyde.
Insiders analyses and discusses Australian politics with the use of a panel of political journalists and columnists and interviews with prominent politicians and commentators. Broadcast on ABC1 on Sunday mornings at 9 am, the show also features many regular commentators from various Australian media outlets and think tanks. The program is presented by veteran political journalist Barrie Cassidy as part of the ABC's Sunday morning line-up, commencing with Insiders, followed by Inside Business and then Offsiders, a sports program also hosted by Cassidy.
Top of the Hill is a short-lived political drama series aired by CBS as part of its 1989 fall lineup.
Court Martial is an ITC Entertainment and Roncom Productions co-production crime drama television series set during World War II. The series details the investigations of a Judge Advocate General's office. It aired for one 26-episode season from September 5, 1965 to April 4,1695 on London's Associated Television (ATV). Twenty episodes were shown on ABC in the United States between April 8 and September 2, 1966. The series had its genesis in a two-part episode of NBC's Kraft Suspense Theatre, "The Case Against Paul Ryker", which was later re-edited into a 1968 theatrical feature, Sergeant Ryker. The series won the1966 British Society of Film and Television TV award for Best Dramatic Series.
A powerful, affecting drama that spans the five years following the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Follow the lives of three soldiers and friends as they deal with the war in Iraq and life back home.
The Political Party was an Irish politically themed chat show, broadcast by TV3. It ran for half an hour on Friday evenings. Up until November 2008, it aired on Sunday evenings at 17:00. Hosted by TV3's political editor, Ursula Halligan, the show had an eccentric approach to guests, and included government ministers, poverty campaigners and maverick business leaders in the same programme. The Political Party was driven by Halligan's quirky style of questioning, which can frequently lead the guests to volunteer information they did not expect to. The programme often generated news stories, as politicians chose it to reveal "exclusives" on air. Billed as "the show the politicians are watching", it developed an audience of politicians, media types and others with an interest in the inside track on Irish politics. The show was dropped by TV3 as part of major cutbacks due to the station's deteriorating financial situation. The station's late night sports show was also axed. Halligan is due to launch her new, as yet unnamed, TV show, which will consist of one-to-one interviews, later this year.