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Wolf Blitzer Co-Hosts TCM's Month of Politics in Movies

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood October 24, 2012 at 12:08PM

TV audiences aren't getting enough politics, right? That hasn't stopped TCM from dedicating Fridays in October to the intersection of politics and film. This Friday, October 26, co-hosts Ben Mankiewicz of TCM and CNN news anchor and "The Situation Room" host Wolf Blitzer start off with a triple bill including 1962's "Advise and Consent," 1964's "Seven Days in May," and 1976's "All the President's Men." Blitzer shares how he was inspired by tactics used in "All the President's Men" to confirm a breaking news story. Mankiewicz and Blitzer hope to use the movies as a way to engage with the current election.
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TV audiences aren't getting enough politics, right? That hasn't stopped TCM from dedicating Fridays in October to the intersection of politics and film.  This Friday, October 26,  co-hosts Ben Mankiewicz of TCM and CNN news anchor and "The Situation Room" host Wolf Blitzer start off with a triple bill including 1962's "Advise and Consent," 1964's "Seven Days in May," and 1976's "All the President's Men."  Blitzer shares how he was inspired by tactics used in "All the President's Men" to confirm a breaking news story.  Mankiewicz and Blitzer hope to use the movies as a way to engage with the current election.
 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.