A&E's `Biography' has lots of company

December 1999
Multichannel News;12/13/99, Vol. 20 Issue 51, p108
Reports on the proliferation of biographical television programs in the United States. Establishment of the trend by A&E Networks' `Biography' program; Shows that are not expressly about a person's life as relying on biographical content to delve into issues, eras and discoveries; Upstart programs' use of celebrity profiles to establish their own identities.


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