CNN Agrees With Tom Hanks Company to Make Ten-Part 'Sixties' Documentary Staff
Posted: Sep 17, 2013 4:13 PM
Tim Graham's picture CNN reached a deal with liberal actor Tom Hanks and his Playtone company to create a ten-part documentary on The Sixties. Hanks is “in talks” to be the narrator. These are the same folks that brought America the liberal movie “Game Change,” starring an utterly fictional and psychotic Sarah Palin. CNN boss Jeff Zucker said, “Projects like this are emblematic of exactly the type of programming that we need more of, signifying a new direction and expanded sensibility at CNN.” New direction? Away from their own news reporters? A.J. Marechal at Variety found the usual liberal talking heads will be provided: Historians including David McCullough, Robert Dallek and Robert Caro will lend their voices to the docuseries, along with veteran journos Dan Rather and Robert MacNeil. Perhaps Rather can remind viewers that in the 1960s, technology was too antiquated to base your Republican-whacking hit pieces on grainy faxes from Kinko's Kopies. Or perhaps can actually recount his bizarre theories on George W. Bush's Texas Air National Guard service.