Tabloid Wars 1 Season 2006

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Season 1
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1. Episode 1 TV-PG

Bravo's original series debut of "Tabloid Wars" kicks off with two major cover stories.

Runtime:
46 minutes
Original air date:
July 24, 2006

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Season 1
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    1. Episode 1 Bravo's original series debut of "Tabloid Wars" kicks off with two major cover stories.

    TV-PG 46min July 24, 2006
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    2. Episode 2 The second episode of Bravo's original series "Tabloid Wars" continues with city reporter Kerry Burke hot on the trail of a two-cop shooting in Harlem.

    TV-PG 46min July 31, 2006
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    3. Episode 3 Breaking News! An alleged affair between Monsignor Eugene Clark of St. Patrick's Cathedral and his secretary Laura DeFilippo screams scandal of mythic proportions forcing The New York Daily News editors to worry about its delicate nature.

    TV-PG 46min August 7, 2006
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    4. Episode 4 Staff writer Tracy Connor must balance the good with the bad as she is forced to tell loved ones about the ruthless murder of their family members.

    TV-PG 46min August 14, 2006
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    5. Episode 5 The fifth installment of Bravo's "Tabloid Wars" shows the struggling yet promising intern Rich Shapiro in his first few days at The New York Daily News. The paper puts Shapiro right in the middle of the action as a helicopter crashes in the East River.

    TV-PG 46min August 21, 2006
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    6. Episode 6 The final installment of Bravo's "Tabloid Wars" puts the spotlight on teen drug issues as city reporter Adam Lisberg and intern Rich Shapiro are forced to report on the death of two young women who died from an overdose of "tainted" heroin.

    TV-PG 46min August 28, 2006

Product Details

Genres Documentary
Season year 2006
Network Bravo
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul R. Chimera on August 21, 2009
Shakespeare said it: "Brevity is the soul of wit." I'm not sure how witty I'll be, but I will be brief. In a word, Tabloid Wars is PRACTICAL.

And, in two words, it's FAST MOVING. Put those together and you've got a spot-on winner. So good, in my view, that I've used segments of the series in journalism and media-writing courses I teach at Daemen College in Buffalo, N.Y.

Tabloid Wars takes it to the street. We don't merely hear some professor talk theory and throw in a drib of pragmatism here and a drab of it there. Instead, this Bravo series is all about practical application: how to take the fundamentals a student journalist might have learned in college and apply them in the real world.

Against the backdrop of a high-energy melding of videography, appropriately added sound effects and eye-catching graphics, we see reporters, editors, photographers and other journalists tracking down story leads, developing sources, interviewing, taking notes, shooting photos, working their beats -- in short, boots-on-the-ground reporting that may sadly be on its way out these days, as bloggers and the move to digital "journalism" may be compromising traditional levels of in-depth or at least primary-source news gathering.

The documentary spans all manner of stories. From serious and even grim accounts of murder and mayhem -- the shooting of a cop; the crash of a helicopter; the collapse of a building with a baby trapped below -- to a reporter who chats with a couple who tied the knot under water, and a husband and wife gossip columnist team who bring two uniquely different approaches to a most interesting way of making a living!
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