GDG- O'Relly book filming for History channel

Jack Lawrence jlawrence at
Sat Jan 14 13:52:39 CST 2012

 > See the article pasted below.
> It is the National Geographic channel what is producing killing Lincoln, 
> not The history Channel.
> The National Gegraphic Channel is 75% owned by Newscorp, 25% by National 
> Geographic.
> The History Channel is owned by A&E.
> Just follow the money.
> Regards,
> Jack
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> The success of reality shows killed A&E. It will no longer develop
> big budget shows like Hornblower.
> I wish the History Channel would switch to that and leave history alone.
> With Ice Road Truckers, Pawn Stars, Ax men, and on and on...........I 
> thought the History Channel had LEFT history alone ????
> I use to watch THC quite a bit, but now I rarely ever look at it. When you 
> say "reality" mean scripted reality
> shows ?
> Respectfully,
> William Richardson
> Mount Gilead, North Carolina
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> Bill O'Reilly Book 'Killing Lincoln' Becomes Nat Geo Documentary Produced 
> By Ridley & Tony Scott
> By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Thursday January 12, 2012 @ 9:00am PST
>  Comments 23 EXCLUSIVE: National Geographic Channel has teamed with Tony 
> and Ridley Scott to produce a two-hour documentary based on Killing 
> Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever, Bill 
> O'Reilly's best-selling book with co-author Martin Dugard. The 
> documentary, set to begin production in the spring for an early 2013 
> premiere globally on the National Geographic Channel, will keep the fast 
> pace of the book, described as a historical thriller with a John 
> Grisham-style narrative about the 1865 murder of President Abraham Lincoln 
> and the furious manhunt for his killer. It will include feature-film 
> quality re-enactments completed with CGI in the signature style of the 
> Scott brothers. "National Geographic has a great legacy of telling some of 
> history's most riveting stories," said O'Reilly, who will also serve as an 
> executive producer on the documentary. "The assassination of President 
> Abraham Lincoln is no exception, as it continues to be one of the most 
> significant, life-changing events in America's young history."
> For Brits Ridley and Tony Scott, this marks the second documentary about a 
> pivotal episode in American history on the heels of their 2011 History 
> docu Gettysburg. It earned six Emmy nominations, including best nonfiction 
> special. "National Geographic Channel is the perfect partner for us to 
> bring Bill O'Reilly's dynamic Killing Lincoln to the screen," Ridley Scott 
> said.
> This marks one of the first major projects for Howard T. Owens, who was 
> named president of National Geographic Channels USA late last year. "Using 
> contemporary storytelling methods that are the hallmark of what the Scott 
> brothers are known for will transform this popular best-seller into a 
> global television event for our network," he said.

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