[LincolnTalk] Bemis Lecture: The Making of Frontline
Founder of Frontline to Deliver Next Bemis Lecture on Sunday, February 8
David Fanning, creator of the acclaimed PBS series, Frontline, will speak at Bemis Hall, on Sunday, Feb. 8th, at 4pm.
Fanning launched the program at host station WGBH in 1983, and has been its executive producer and guiding hand ever since. Under his care, Frontline has become the most enduring and honored investigative documentary series on American television. At last count, its trophy case includes 65 national Emmys, 16 Peabodys, 25 duPont-Columbia Awards, and even a Pulitzer, for all of which Fanning was himself recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Fanning's talk, entitled "The Making of Frontline,"will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the series -- how it came to be, battles fought, controversies stirred, high points and low, and prospects for the future in a rapidly changing media landscape.