Author Archives: Mannes Productions

PBS: God and Politics - The Kingdom Divided, with Bill Moyers Leave a comment Read more »

PBS: God and Politics – The Kingdom Divided, with Bill Moyers

A 90-minute documentary for PBS exploring the battle between left- and right-wing Christians in Central America; featuring Bill Moyers. 1992 CREDITS Producer/Writer/Director: Elena Mannes Executive Producer: Bill Moyers AWARDS Director’s Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement Emmy Award Cine Golden Eagle Award REVIEW…


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PBS: Frontline: Who is David Duke?

A one-hour documentary about the conservative politician for PBS. Broadcast: March 3, 1992 SYNOPSIS An investigation into the life and political career of presidential candidate David Duke-exploring Duke’s troubled childhood, his intellectual journey into the extremist idealogy of the Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan,…


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PBS: Amazing Grace with Bill Moyers

A 90-minute documentary for PBS and theatrical release  exploring the story behind the famous hymn and featuring Bill Moyers, Jessye Norman, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, and Marian Williams. Production: 1990 SYNOPSIS This unique documentary presents adaptations of an enduring hymn, from country music to gospel…


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PBS: Promises Promises

A one-hour documentary about presidential politics for PBS, featuring Bill Moyers. Broadcast: October 1988 CREDITS Producer/Writer/Director: Elena Mannes Executive Producer: Bill Moyers AWARDS Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Television Blue Ribbon. American Film and Video Festival REVIEW October 1988: LATimes (Howard Rosenberg)


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CBS REPORTS Series: Segments; One River, One Country; Whose America is This?

Various segments for the award-winning news series CBS REPORTS. SEGMENTS: ONE RIVER, ONE COUNTRY Program Synopsis Bill Moyers examines the issues of immigration, economics and the special relationship that has developed between the U.S. and Mexico by going to the front line and talking to…


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