Monday, January 14, 2008

Ray Reprise

More about pioneering tv producer and pal Ray Farkas who we lost to colon cancer a few weeks back. He had an eclectic and influential career, first for NBC's Huntley Brinkley Report and later making documentaries.

NPR's Alex Chadwick made a beautiful tribute to Ray:

And here's a link to the Alex/Ray co-production Interviews 50 Cents:

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Bye, Bye Ray!

My friend and inspiration documentary director and producer Ray Farkas has died and I will miss him. His was a brave and original voice - so much so that the just mention of his name could send certain Discovery execs into fits of rage! He and his movies made me laugh or cry or both at the same time. Thank you, Ray, for teaching us about t.v. and humanity and making us understand that "It's not t.v., it's brain surgery!!"