FROM Skip Hollandsworth
Releasing Bernie Here’s a story that’s stranger than fiction… Bernie Tiede, a murderer played by Jack Black a few years ago in the Richard Linklater film Bernie , has been released from prison. In 1996, Tiede confessed to shooting a reclusive widow named Marjorie Nugent in the small East Texas town of Carthage. Linklater turned the story into a movie released in 2011. Now, Tiede has been released, under a few conditions, including a stipulation that he’ll live in Linklater’s garage apartment in Austin. How did this happen?
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
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.