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Talent Feature – The Unbelievable Story of Malcolm Brabant

My name is Malcolm Brabant. I don’t like to talk about my age. But let’s put it this way, my next birthday song was written by the Beatles and includes the lines, ‘When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now.’ How the hell did that happen? I am probably the oldest stringer in town, although I only string for one outlet these days, America’s PBS Newshour. I’m their one man band in Europe. I’m a generalist, so I’ll do anything from the refugee crisis, to terrorism, to the Swedes deciding God is gender neutral. In my view, I’ve got the best job in the world, at a time when many of my contemporaries are being elbowed out the door, or pushing up the daisies. The Newshour is a bulwark in the battle to preserve accurate, balanced, nuanced, long form journalism. In my spare time, my driving passion is my first feature length documentary, Malcolm is a Little Unwell, which is probably the most unique film about insanity you’ll ever see. But it’s also a cautionary tale about what can happen to freelancers. Most importantly, it’s available on most download sites. So get your credit card out. Name and age: Malcolm Brabant 63. Currently based in: A retirement complex in Britain’s Thames Valley. Language(s) spoken: English, Murican, Schoolboy French, Restaurant Greek, Beer ordering in most European tongues. Occupation: Special Correspondent for America’s PBS Newshour. How did you get started in our industry? I’ve been broadcasting for more than forty years. I...

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Published By: Cinema5D - Monday, 11 February, 2019

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