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How A Congressional Hearing Room Became The Main Studio For Impeachment TV

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When Congress returns next week from its Thanksgiving break, the impeachment inquiry will enter its next phase, as the House Judiciary Committee considers whether to write up articles charging President Donald Trump with high crimes and misdemeanors. As of now, the Dec. 4 hearing will be different from the five days of public testimony so far – a new set of lawmakers and a set of expert witnesses, a contrast to the parade of figures who testified to what they saw and when they saw it. But the setting will remain the same – a hearing room in the Longworth Office Building at the Capitol. For the 11 million to 14 million viewers who watched the hearings each day, the neoclassical venue was notable for its stately features, including chandeliers and royal navy curtains, what the news site The Hill once said resembled “a small theater house.” For lawmakers, media and the public gallery who filled the space,
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‘Punishment Park’ Blu-ray Review (Masters of Cinema)

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Stars: Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano, Luke Johnson, Katherine Quittner, Scott Turner, Stan Armsted, Mary Ellen Kleinhall | Written and Directed by Peter Watkins

“Under the provision of Title 2 of the 1950 Internal Security Act, also known as the McCarran Act, the President of the United States of America is still authorized, without further approval by Congress to determine an event of insurrection within the United States and to declare the existence of an “internal security emergency”. The President is then authorized to apprehend and detain each person as to whom there is reasonable ground to believe probably will engage in certain future acts of sabotage. Persons apprehended shall be given a hearing, without right of bail, without the necessity of evidence and shall then be confined to places of detention.”

Peter Watkins, a British filmmaker who would work for the BBC in the 1960’s before finally directing Punishment Park in
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British Academy Television Craft Awards 2014: Winners Announced!

One of the most vital cogs in the television machine is the people who make it all come to life so, as every year, we’d all like to pass on our huge congratulations to all those who picked up an award last night at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards! It was hosted by Stephen Mangan at The Brewery, City of London for the second year running where presenters included Lennie James, Kara Tointon, Emilia Fox, Arthur Darvill, Patsy Palmer, Victoria Wood and Reece Shearsmith.

Reaffirming the strength and depth of talent working in the British television industry today, a wide range of outstanding television was recognised across the awards with no single programme dominating the ceremony. Historical gangster epic Peaky Blinders received two BAFTAs, one for Otto Bathurst, winning the award for Director: Fiction, and one for George Steel, winning for Photography & Lighting: Fiction. An Adventure in Space and Time,
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