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The Nose looks at ‘The Binge Purge’ and ‘Turn Every Page’

Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb in ‘Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb.’
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Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb in ‘Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb.’

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This week’s Nose thinks that a semicolon is worth fighting a civil war about.

Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb is a 2022 documentary directed by Lizzie Gottlieb. We decided late Monday or early Tuesday — kind of randomly, to be honest — that we wanted to talk about this movie this week. And then Robert Gottlieb died on Wednesday. The Nose feels vaguely, cosmically responsible. On the other hand, we’re glad we get to talk about Gottlieb at length this hour.

And: “The Binge Purge” is a nearly 6,000-word New York magazine feature on TV’s broken streaming model and what the hell Hollywood can possibly do about it. The Nose has thoughts.

Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:

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Jonathan is a producer for ‘The Colin McEnroe Show.’ His work has been heard nationally on NPR and locally on Connecticut Public’s talk shows and news magazines. He’s as likely to host a podcast on minor league baseball as he is to cover a presidential debate almost by accident. Jonathan can be reached at jmcnicol@ctpublic.org.
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