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Unscripted from page 15

knew it, a month later we were on a

plane out here.

What will you be doing at A&E
Network?
I was brought in to redefine what

REMEMBERING WHEN.

From the archives of the
Detroit Jewish News

NEW YORK TIMES AND THE JEWS

(As the Editor Views the News ...)
(September 24, 1943)

The New York Times and its publisher, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, were subjected to
severe criticisms at the American Jewish Conference for their efforts to undermine.
the Zionist movement.
A statement issued by Louis Lipsky, chairman of the general committee of the
Conference is significant. The statement declared:
"Mr. Arthur Hays Sulzberger is not serving the great publication he owns and
controls by using it to serve his own personal obfuscations on Jewish life. The Times
is not a Jewish newspaper. Mr. Sulzberger is making it one, but a Jewish newspaper
aiming to destroy the aspirations of his own people."
It is extremely unfortunate that the manner in which the New York Times became
an instrument in giving credence to a framed-up anti-Jewish gun-running case
in Palestine and its emphasis on anti-Zionist propaganda should place this great
newspaper in a bad light. Its references to Palestine invariably contain editorialized
comments aimed to harm the movement. It is a policy that has reflected the attitude
of its publisher.
Mr. Sulzberger, who recently defended his Jewish loyalty and referred with pride to
having been Bar Mitzvah and having participated fully in Jewish life, is in a position
to render great service to the Jewish people by at least being objective. He has been
subjective and has displayed deep-rooted prejudices. He has therefore earned the
rebukes showered upon him.

DR. ADLER'S WORSENED CONDITION
IS CAUSING GREAT WORRY AT SINAI

(February 18, 1966)

A dedicated staff of doctors, on endless vigil at Sinai Hospital, caring for Rabbi
Morris Adler, is showing serious concern over the state of his health and the chances
for his recovery. While there were optimistic reports through Tuesday night, the
bulletins on Wednesday afternoon commenced to indicate increasing anxiety ... Dr.
Harvey Gass, who operated twice on Rabbi Adler — on Saturday, immediately as the
seriously injured spiritual leader was brought to the hospital from Shaarey Zedek
by ambulance and again on Monday — and the attending physicians were gravely
concerned.
... As another Sabbath approaches, an agonized community has been subjected
to deep sorrow over an act that has interrupted a most active life, and thousands
have turned to prayer that the eminent leader should be restored to health and to
resumption of his work in behalf of Jewry and humanity to which he has dedicated
his life.

The Detroit Jewish News Foundation's goal is is to digitize every issue of
the Jewish News, dating to March 27, 1942, and make them available and
searchable to the public. The Foundation will also support and sponsor
forums, town hall meetings and other educational events to best utilize
and share this historical community resource.

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February 9 0 2012

the network is and introduce new
genres. My job is to find shows that
could exist on broadcast television,
big shows. What is A&E's music show?
What is A&E's relationship show?
What is A&E's weight show? Or, what's
a different genre that doesn't exist on
broadcast television that they would
copy from us?
I bring in new projects, and I'm part
of the team that decides what goes
forward. The other part of what I do
now is that I'm one
of the executive
producers for A&E
on Intervention,
and my first on-
screen credit is in
February.

in their homes. There is nothing more
intimate or exciting about that —
that my friend is sitting at home and
watching a show and at the end they
see my name.
I've created entertainment for them,
inside their homes, for at least an
hour. My ultimate dream and goal is to
stand on the biggest stage and accept
an award and be able to thank all the
people that helped me in my career.

What advice can you give to those
looking to enter the entertainment
industry?

This is the truth that people hate me
saying: The entertainment business
is very old school. You have to start
at the bottom and
work your way up.
You have to learn
and you can't go to
IT'S LIFE OR DEATH.
school for what I do
on a daily basis. You
have to have desire
and passion, and
the younger you
What do you think
is the future of
start the better.
Brad Holcman is executive pro-
reality TV?
The only way to
ducer of Intervention on A&E, a
do it is to start at
I believe that the
line between script- show about the reality of facing
the ground level as
many kinds of addiction.
an assistant, and if
ed and unscripted
you start making
is going to be
excuses you're not
blurred even more.
going to get there. The first six years
For me, if you're not getting a scripted
show that's funny, if you're not getting
I made no money and struggled and
that made me the executive I am today.
a Friends or Modern Family, there is
The business rewards success and the
an unscripted show that serves that
hardest workers are going to get the
purpose.
farthest.
There is a pretty defined line
between scripted and unscripted
in broadcast television — there's
What is your background in the
industry?
American Idol and there's Glee. But
broadcast television is eroding and
My first job was at a film company in
cable is getting much better and is
L.A. I worked for Scott Rudin and his
company, who has won many Oscars.
allowed to take chances that broadcast
It was a three-month education of film
cannot.
Cable television is going to become
and how the business works.
I started there because I got let go
more daring and the best television
from my previous career and I decided
shows are going to become more real.
that there was no better time to figure
Cable shows are going to get bigger
out if I wanted to be in entertainment
and the future of unscripted is that in
— I lived in L.A. and it was all around
a few years it's going to be on par with
me.
comedy and drama.
I got a job at a management firm
The next step is having the big
names going into unscripted a bit
that manages writers, directors and
producers. I did that for a year and
more. The lines are all going to be
got a job at Twentieth-Century Fox
blurred. It's a different and interesting
Television working for an executive in
way of telling a story that you can't do
drama development.
in scripted form.
A year later, my previous company
was formed, Fox21. At Fox21, I was
What makes your job exciting?
the covering executive on Beauty
I have no idea what I'm going to do
and the Geek — my first real job in
tomorrow. Every day is completely
unscripted. I helped in the scripted
different from the next. The part I
absolutely love the most is what will
division, too.
I worked on Sons of Anarchy and
happen next month — my first on-
screen credit.
on Homeland, but I worked mostly in
In this job I get to create television
unscripted, developing projects and
that my friends and family will enjoy
selling them to networks.

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