. . . was rewritten
in consultation with religious
leaders and historians, CBS
President Leslie Moonves said.
Sacramento Bee, Monday, January 13,
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revises 'Hitler' script, plans donation to
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - CBS,
under scrutiny for a TV miniseries about
Hitler's early years and rise to
power, revised the script and plans a
donation to a Jewish or Holocaust-related
The four-hour miniseries, tentatively
titled "Hitler: Origins of Evil," has
begun filming in Prague and is scheduled
to air during May sweeps. The original
script, drawn from the book "Hitler,
1899-1936: Hubris" by Ian Kershaw,
was rewritten in consultation with
religious leaders and historians, CBS
President Leslie Moonves said
At a meeting
of the Television Critics Association,
Moonves was asked about the attention
given the miniseries. Jewish leaders
have expressed concern the movie will
make Hitler a sympathetic figure by
"If you want to play it safe and put on
milquetoast, then you get criticized. ...
There are times as a broadcaster you do
take chances," he said.
The network has decided to make a
donation in connection with the film,
Moonves said. The amount and the recipient
have yet to be determined, network
spokesman Chris Ender said.
"We simply felt like it's the right
thing to do," Ender said.
Robert Carlyle ("The Full
Monty") portrays Hitler as a young man and
in his rise to power in Nazi Germany
before World War II.
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