Bill Carter
American film director and writer
Bill Carter
Bill Carter is a writer and director. He directed the documentary film Miss Sarajevo, which consists of amateur video material he shot during his stay in the besieged city of Sarajevo. He is the author of Fools Rush In, his memoirs of working for an aid agency during the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Won't Return to 'Late Show' Because He's a "Coward" - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - 5 months
Hollywood Reporter Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Won't Return to 'Late Show' Because He's a "Coward" Hollywood Reporter In an upcoming interview with Bill Carter on SiriusXM, the late-night talk show host calls the Republican presidential nominee a "coward" and a "chicken" for not returning as a guest on CBS' The Late Show. After clucking and squawking to drive the ... Stephen Colbert Calls Out 'Coward' Donald Trump For Refusing To Return To The Late Show!PerezHilton.com Stephen Colbert Blasts Cowardly Donald Trump – 'He's A Chicken'Hollywood Life Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump a 'coward' for not returning to showWashington Times AlterNet -Politico (blog) -Entertainment Weekly -A.V. Club all 201 news articles »
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Stephen Colbert Explains Why Donald Trump Wouldn't Dare Return To 'Late Show'
Huffington Post - 5 months
The last time Stephen Colbert invited Donald Trump to appear on “The Late Show” in late 2015, he was accused of going soft on the presidential nominee. Not Jimmy Fallon–soft, but Colbert, like far too many talk show hosts this political season, went for the laughs instead of holding Trump accountable for his actions.  Talking with SiriusXM host Bill Carter on Friday, Colbert revealed that if the opportunity presented itself again, he would take a much different approach, but there’s one thing standing in the way of a second interview: Trump.  “I don’t regret the attempt, I regret that that’s probably the only bite I’m going to get at that apple,” he told Carter. “I would have him on tomorrow, but he’s a coward ... It’s clear that Donald Trump is a coward, because he won’t come back on the show.” When Carter jokingly cautioned him about the potential blowback from making Trump’s refusal to appear on the “Late Show” public, i.e., a signature Trump tweet meltd ...
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Bill Carter: How Jimmy Fallon Crushed Stephen Colbert (and Everyone Else in Late Night)
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The inspired silliness of NBC's reigning champ became everything in a genre where YouTube hits (Ellen DeGeneres and Justin Timberlake battling in a lip-sync contest and Adele singing "Hello" accompanied by classroom instruments are among them) are as relevant as ratings. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Weak reviews but strong ratings for Trump on 'SNL'
CNN - over 1 year
Late night television expert Bill Carter and CNNMoney media reporter Frank Pallotta analyze Donald Trump's turn as "SNL" host.
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Making a New Life That's a Cut Above
Wall Street Journal - almost 2 years
Ralph Gardner Jr. Haircuts are free Mondays and Wednesdays at the Theodore Young Community Center in the town of Greenburgh. Since November, barber Anthony Barton has been sharing his skills with some of the men in the community. Some were fresh out of prison, struggling to find their way. Then, the barber put a pair of clippers in their hands.“A lot of people couldn’t find a job coming out of prison,” Mr. Barton explained as he watched one of his students cut the hair of Bill Carter, Greenburgh’s commissioner for community resources.The student, 25-year-old Gregory Brown, returned not long ago after serving time for robbery. “I saw him on the street,” Mr. Barton recalled of Mr. Brown, who had been a customer. “I asked him what is he doing for himself. He said, ‘Absolutely nothing.’ ”Before he knew it, Mr. Brown was cutting hair at the community center and learning the art of shaving on a balloon, which served as a stand-in for a face.“He threw me a curve one day and told me to make sha ...
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'Tonight' Show Returns to New York After Nearly 42 Years (Bill Carter/New York Times)
Mediagazer - about 3 years
Bill Carter / New York Times: ‘Tonight’ Show Returns to New York After Nearly 42 Years  —  On Monday night, for the first time in almost 42 years, NBC's “Tonight” show will be hosted from New York.  The show, which invented the form of entertainment known as late-night television, is returning to the place of its birth …
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New Bravo Deal Means More of Andy Cohen (Bill Carter/New York Times)
Wesmirch.com - over 3 years
Bill Carter / New York Times: New Bravo Deal Means More of Andy Cohen  —  Andy Cohen is the most identifiable talent on the Bravo cable channel, thanks to his successful weeknight talk show, “Watch What Happens Live.”  But while talk-show host has been his public identity, he also has worked full time as one of the top corporate executives at Bravo.
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TV Talk: Reality Check
NYTimes - over 3 years
The Times reporters Bill Carter and Brian Stelter discuss which comedies have been renewed and the declining viewership of a legacy reality show.     
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CBS News Defends Its '60 Minutes' Benghazi Report (Bill Carter/New York Times)
Mediagazer - over 3 years
Bill Carter / New York Times: CBS News Defends Its ‘60 Minutes’ Benghazi Report  —  CBS News, under fire from critics who dispute details in a “60 Minutes” report on the Benghazi attacks last year that was broadcast on Oct. 27, aggressively defended the report's accuracy on Tuesday and the account of its main interview subject.
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TV Talk: Midseason Renewals
NYTimes - over 3 years
The Times reporters Bill Carter and Brian Stelter discuss this week’s TV cancellations and renewals.     
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TV Talk: Comedy Comebacks
NYTimes - over 3 years
The Times reporters Bill Carter and Brian Stelter discuss the surprise hits among this year’s new comedies.     
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TV Talk: ‘The Walking Dead’
NYTimes - over 3 years
The Times reporters Bill Carter and Brian Stelter discuss “The Walking Dead” and the show’s outstanding viewership.     
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TV Talk: The DVR Dilemma
NYTimes - over 3 years
The Times reporters Bill Carter and Brian Stelter discuss how viewers using DVRs make it difficult to judge a show’s success.     
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TV Talk: The Fall Season
NYTimes - over 3 years
New York Times reporters Bill Carter and Brian Stelter assess the latest offerings by television networks to score primetime hits in the fall season.     
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Bold Play by CBS Fortifies Broadcasters (Bill Carter/New York Times)
Mediagazer - over 3 years
Bill Carter / New York Times: Bold Play by CBS Fortifies Broadcasters  —  Leslie Moonves, the longtime chief executive of CBS, has heard the jokes about CBS being old and out of step because of the age of its audience and because it does not have enormous assets in the cable network world.
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    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Bill Carter's newest book, Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, The Metal That Runs The World, is set for publication on October 16, 2012 with Scribner Press.
    More Details Hide Details This book begins with Carter realizing his yard in Bisbee, Arizona is heavily contaminated with heavy metals created from a copper smelter more than a hundred years ago. As he and his wife contemplate living in a town where there still exists a large open pit copper mine, Carter begins to investigate the larger issues of mines, communities, and copper itself. The book goes from Arizona to Indonesia to Alaska and back again.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    On April 6, 2009 Carter was awarded honorary citizenship by the city of Sarajevo, the highest civilian award possible for those that helped the city during the siege of Sarajevo in the Bosnian War.
    More Details Hide Details Carter's second book, Red Summer, tells the story of his time as a commercial salmon fisherman in a remote Alaskan village over a four year span. Both books are being reprinted by Schaffner Press.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    When in 1997 U2 finally performed in Sarajevo, during their PopMart Tour, Bill Carter was in the audience, meeting with the friends he had made during the siege.
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  • 1995
    In 1995 Bill Carter made the documentary film Miss Sarajevo out of the video material he recorded.
    More Details Hide Details Bono insisted that he would call the film Miss Sarajevo, after the beauty contest Sarajevans organized during the siege, and wrote a song by the same title as soundtrack to the film. Miss Sarajevo won the International Monitor Award, the Golden Hugo Award and the Maverick Director Award, Newport Beach Film Festival.
  • 1991
    Carter became involved in the Balkan conflict when he was traveling the world after his girlfriend died in a car crash in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details After traveling to Split, he joined The Serious Road Trip, a humanitarian aid organization distributing food and medicine to places the United Nations and the Red Cross would not go. Arriving in Sarajevo, he decided to stay with the Sarajevans, inspired by the way they tried to maintain the life they had before the siege began. He saw Sarajevo as key because Sarajevans refused to be divided along ethnic lines with many Serbs joining the defence of the city against the Serb nationalist besiegers. Carter began to do some work for the Sarajevan television, and he managed to get an interview with Bono from rock group U2. Bono, who later admitted that he was deeply touched by Bill Carter's story, heard about the importance of pop music in Sarajevo and said that he would love to play in Sarajevo. Carter quickly concluded that this was too dangerous — not least because the large gathering of fans that would assemble might be shelled by the besieging Serb nationalists. Instead, Carter came up with another way of connecting rock music with Sarajevans; instead of "bringing U2 to Sarajevo" he would "bring Sarajevo to U2", by means of satellite linkups to U2's Zoo TV Tour concerts, giving the people of Sarajevo a chance to tell their story to the world.
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  • 1966
    Born in 1966.
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