Thursday, March 08, 2012

Doc Watch: Magic Johnson's "Announcement" and Murdoch's Folly

How best to tell the story of an icon's most difficult days? 

ESPN has decided to let him do the talking (with assists from talking heads like Arsenio Hall & Chris Rock). The sports net's doc, "The Announcement" commemorates the anniversary of Magic Johnson's 90's-era outing of himself as HIV positive and premieres this Sunday, March 11th, 9-10:30p.m. Eastern. 

Watch the trailer below and read the NY Times' take here:

PBS, on the other hand, will give Rupert Murdoch's  little phone hacking scandal the Frontline treatment on March 27th. This doc is probably the closest Murdoch's ever come to actual journalism.