There are many remarkable moments in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s epic documentary “The Vietnam War.” With that subject, those filmmakers, and a length of 18 hours, how could there not be? The first of 10 episodes airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on WGBH 2, the final one on Sept. 28. What may be the most remarkable of those moments comes at the beginning of episode seven. In two sentences, we hear summarized America’s 30-year involvement in Indochina.
Albert Maysles (1926-2015) was one of the great figures in documentary filmmaking. With his brother, David, he made three legendary documentaries: “Salesman,” “Gimme Shelter,” and “Grey Gardens.” “In Transit,” his last film, is a worthy successor. Maysles made it with co-directors Lynn True, David Usui, Nelson Walker III, and Benjamin Wu. The documentary looks at the Empire Builder, Amtrak’s busiest long-distance train. Its route goes from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest.
Jerry Lewis, whose manic comedy made him a show business legend, and whose equally driven humanitarianism made the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon a television institution, died Sunday at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91. John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Review Journal confirmed the death, citing family members. No cause was given. Many scorned Mr. Lewis’s humor, dismissing it as sophomoric, even juvenile. Not that Mr. Lewis regarded this as a reproach.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".