1979: Revolution Black Friday
FROM Navid Khonsari
The Iranian Revolution in Video Game Form A video game out this week is set against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution. It’s called “1979 Revolution: Black Friday.” Photojournalist Reza Shirazi is the game’s protagonist, and through Shirazi, the player has to overcome obstacle after obstacle in Tehran during the revolution and its aftermath. These challenges range from being interrogated by a torturer in Evin Prison or deciding what to do after you’ve just been shot. The game went on sale this week.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.