Disinformation (TV series)

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Disinformation
Also known asDisinfo Nation
GenreDocumentary series
Written byRichard Metzger
Bradley Novicoff
Directed byRichard Metzger
Craig Melville
Presented byRichard Metzger
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16
Production
Producer(s)Gary Baddeley
Running time30 minutes
Release
Original networkChannel 4[1]
Original release14 January 2000 –
16 February 2001
External links
Website

Disinformation, also known as Disinfo Nation, was a television show hosted by Richard Metzger.[2] It was aired for two seasons on Channel 4 in the UK as part of their late night "4Later" programming block.[3] Called a "punk rock 60 Minutes" and "wilder than Jackass" by the Los Angeles Times and Wired magazine respectively, the sixteen 30-minute episodes produced for C4 (and several segments never aired in the UK) were then cut down to four one-hour "specials" intended for the Sci Fi Channel in America, but never aired due to the controversial nature of what was portrayed on screen.[4] According to interviews Metzger was told just twelve days prior to the first specials' air-date that he would have to cut 50% of the material from the show in order to pass the USA Network's corporate lawyers' scrutiny.[citation needed] Those four shows have subsequently been released on a DVD with a second bonus disc presenting highlights of The DisinfoCon, a twelve-hour event featuring shock rocker Marilyn Manson, underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger, painter Joe Coleman, and others such as Douglas Rushkoff, Mark Pesce, Grant Morrison, and Robert Anton Wilson.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Read the small print | From". The Guardian. 2000-01-18. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
  2. ^ JON PARELESPublished: 21 February 2000 (2000-02-21). "Weird and Fun, Anything Goes When It's Cyberpalooza - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
  3. ^ "The lies are out there if you want to believe them". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 2000-01-09. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
  4. ^ David Pescovitz. "Wired 6.09: Live from Bedlam". Wired.com. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
  5. ^ "Disinformation: The Complete Series : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video". Dvdtalk.com. Retrieved 2012-12-26.

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