With help from CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Carl Bernstein, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has set out to highlight how journalism and movies go hand in hand. Every Thursday in March, TCM and CNN are showcasing movies about journalism in this month’s programming spotlight, “Journalism in the Movies.” The 15 films that have been selected will cover topics including journalism and politics, newspaper noir, TV news, newspaper comedies, and reporters at war.
Ben Mankiewicz, TCM Primetime Host, had the opportunity to sit down with Cooper and Bernstein to look further into the history of journalism in movies from both a movie-lover standpoint and a journalist standpoint.
“Anderson Cooper and Carl Bernstein are two of the finest reporters working today and I’m honored to partner with them on our ‘Journalism in the Movies’ programming,” said Mankiewicz.
Mankiewicz says the programming showcases “the need for truth-telling in an era when journalism itself is under fire on a regular basis.”
See the full schedule of programming here.
Watch TCM’s “Journalism in the Movies” every Thursday in March, beginning at 8 p.m. ET.