Leslie Cockburn
American writer and filmmaker
Leslie Cockburn
Leslie Corkill Redlich Cockburn is an American writer and filmmaker who has covered a wide variety of international stories in almost every part of the globe.
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Conn Hallinan: Remembering Alexander Cockburn
Huffington Post - over 4 years
For Chaos heard his voice: him all his Traine Follow'd in the bright procession to behold Creation, and the wonders of his might. --Paradise Lost, John Milton It was fitting that writer and critic Alexander Cockburn's funeral should include a passage from Milton. For more than 50 years, Cockburn combined polished, erudite writing with fierce political insight in the tradition of the great 17th-century English polemicist. Cockburn died July 20 in Germany at age 71, following a two-year struggle with cancer. He was buried July 28 in his beloved Petrolia, Calif. It is hard to sum up his career because it was catholic in true meaning of that word: all-embracing. He wrote for newspapers in England as well as New York's Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal, and The Nation -- and, along with Jeffery St. Clair, founded the investigative publication CounterPunch. For more than 50 years, Cockburn was a relentless critic of U.S. foreign policy, opposing the Yugos ...
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There's power in the card - Daily Gleaner
Google News - over 5 years
... or join the library online at http://www.gnb.ca/publclibraries. You'll be very glad you did. Leslie Cockburn is the young adult and adult services co-ordinator at the Fredericton Public Library, the resource library for the York-Sunbury region
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Lines from classic westerns - Daily Gleaner
Google News - over 5 years
Take 350 great lines from 150 classic western movies, and you've got words to live by. Gritty words, it's true. But the clever words and pithy phrases that rolled out of the mouths of the ragged range hands, the outlaws, lawmen,
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Olivia Wilde deve substituir Jennifer Garner em filme - O Fuxico (Inscrição)
Google News - over 5 years
Olivia não deve ter dificuldades em filmar suas cenas eróticas com o ator, já que recentemente revelou que sua mãe Leslie Cockburn – produtora do show '60 Minutes' da CBS News– a ensinou como ser sexy. "Minha mãe me ensinou muito
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Olivia Wilde sustituirá a Jennifer Garner en 'Better Living Through Chemistry' - Terra México
Google News - over 5 years
Olivia Wilde reveló que fue su madre, la productora televisiva Leslie Cockburn, quien le enseñó a ser sensual. ¿Qué opinas acerca de que Olivia Wilde sutitiya a Jennifer Garner en la cinta Better Living Through Chemistry? Olivia Wilde se encuentra en
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Olivia Wilde, une belle dégaine - Paris Match
Google News - over 5 years
Vos parents (Andrew et Leslie Cockburn) sont de célèbres journalistes d'investigation. Vous n'avez jamais eu envie de reprendre le flambeau ? Mon grand-père, mes oncles, mes cousins sont tous journalistes. Et toute la famille partage un idéal de paix
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Huh, Olivia upeissa herutuskuvissa – katso - Stara.fi
Google News - over 5 years
Wilden äiti, Leslie Cockburn, on CBS-kanavan 60 minuuttia -ohjelman tuottaja. Wilde kertoi hänen opettaneen, miten pystyy olemaan seksikäs ja viehättävä, mutta samaan aikaan fiksu. - Äitini on opettanut minua paljon. Esimerkiksi sen millaista on olla
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«A minha mãe ensinou-me a ser sexy», diz Olivia Wilde - Diário Digital
Google News - over 5 years
Filha da produtora Leslie Cockburn, do programa «60 Minutes» da CBS, a actriz afirma que a sua mãe ensinou-lhe muito. «[A minha mãe ensinou-me ]especialmente sobre como ser sexy e no entanto ser a mais esperta da sala», explica Wilde
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Olivia Wilde Belajar Seksi dan Pandai dari Ibu - Inilah.com
Google News - over 5 years
Predikat itu Olivia dapatkan berkat peran dan bantuan ibundanya, Leslie Cockburn. Mengutip femalefirst, Minggu (7/8), aktris Tron: Legacy yang terlahir dari kandungan Leslie Cockburn - produser acara berita CBS 60 Minutes menjelaskan ibunya berperan
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Look past the beauty if you can - JohnJohnSaidIt.com
Google News - over 5 years
The goal, according to her mother, Leslie Cockburn, a producer for 60 Minutes, was to squelch Wilde's interest in acting by exposing her to a particularly hard-hearted corner of the dream factory, where hundreds of resumes are casually tossed aside
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Book looks at everything you ever wondered about horses and more - Daily Gleaner
Google News - over 5 years
Who knew buffalo ponies were not only sacred to Native Americans, but hypoallergenic as well? Okay, okay, I won't leave you hanging. It's because of the unique protein structure of their curly hair. Leslie Cockburn is the young adult and adult services
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Olivia Wilde out to prove she's more than a pretty face - Houston Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
The goal, according to her mother, Leslie Cockburn, a producer for 60 Minutes, was to squelch Wilde's interest in acting by exposing her to a particularly hardhearted corner of the dream factory, where hundreds of résumés are casually tossed aside
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Preston and Child, masters of suspense - CanadaEast.com
Google News - over 5 years
I think, like me, you will be enthralled by the book, and intrigued by the inscrutable, cunning and insightful Pendergast. Leslie Cockburn is the young adult and adult services co-ordinator at the Fredericton Public Library, the resource library for
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Look Past The Beauty, If You Can
NYTimes - over 5 years
LOS ANGELES A CLONE army of starlets marches through Hollywood casting offices every day -- all beautiful, all talented, all interchangeable. Pick one, any one. But every so often a young actress rolls into town and drops jaws. Keep your eye on that one, studio executives say. That one is different. Olivia Wilde, 27, is one of those women. The
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Look Past the Beauty, if You Can - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
The goal, according to her mother, Leslie Cockburn, a producer for “60 Minutes,” was to squelch Ms. Wilde's interest in acting by exposing her to a particularly hardhearted corner of the dream factory, where hundreds of résumés are casually tossed
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Exactly who was Robin Hood? - CanadaEast.com
Google News - over 5 years
Just as likely, the ballads grew the legend after the deaths of Godberd and other popular outlaws whose deeds may have made them Robin Hood contenders in the popular lore of the time. Leslie Cockburn is the young adult and adult services co-ordinator
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The undead and the Hollywood A-list - Daily Gleaner
Google News - over 5 years
There's lot of history behind Osvanna and her ilk - they have, after all, been around for a very long time - and the authors work that history into the plot to keep you engaged and entertained all the way to the end. Leslie Cockburn is the young adult
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Leslie Cockburn
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 61
    On April 20, 2014 she became a grandmother when her daughter Olivia and fiance, Jason Sudeikis, had a baby boy, Otis Alexander.
    More Details Hide Details Her other daughter, Chloe has 2 sons with her husband, artist Marc Scheff.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 55
    Beginning filming in January 2008, Cockburn laid bare both the financial machinations and miscalculations on Wall Street that produced the disaster as well as its effects on an array of Baltimore homeowners struggling to stay afloat.
    More Details Hide Details The film premiered at New York's Tribeca Film Festival in April 2009. Variety described it as a " searing expose of the subprime mortgage crisis (matching) Wall Street's numbers and graphics to the flesh-and-blood individuals whose lives have been devastated by the deliberate machinations of bankers and traders." Slant magazine called it a "revelatory howl against the still-gestating, $8 trillion-and-counting financial-services industry bailout." Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said “American Casino is a powerful and shocking look at the subprime lending scandal. If you want to understand how the US financial system failed and how mortgage companies ripped off the poor, see this film.” In its review of the film, The New York Times noted that it "does not leave you assured the worst is over. The lesson of this story: If enough money is involved, greed trumps morality."
  • FORTIES
  • 2002
    Age 49
    In 2002 she did a report on the true effects of U. S. anti-narcotics aerial spraying on the civilian population of Colombia.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, Leslie Cockburn directed and co-produced (with husband Andrew Cockburn) her first feature documentary for theatrical release. American Casino relates the story of the origins, progress and consequences of the subprime mortgage disaster that led to the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression.
  • 2000
    Age 47
    In 2000, she produced "America's Worst Nightmare," a 60 Minutes report on political instability in nuclear-armed Pakistan and the growing power in the country of fundamentalist groups linked to the Taliban, a piece that was recognized as "strikingly prophetic" in receiving the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award in 2001.
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  • 1998
    Age 45
    In 1998, Cockburn served as Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University.
    More Details Hide Details After teaching for a semester, Cockburn returned to full-time journalism, producing a number of pieces for 60 Minutes.
  • 1997
    Age 44
    In 1997, Cockburn conceived and co-produced The Peacemaker, starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman, a thriller positing a terrorist attack on New York City with a stolen nuclear weapon.
    More Details Hide Details In a 60 Minutes report produced the same year, the former Russian National Security Adviser, General Alexander Lebed, admitted that several “nuclear suitcases” in the Russian inventory had gone missing.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1991
    Age 38
    Her 1991 PBS Frontline documentary The War We Left Behind, produced with her husband Andrew Cockburn, exposed the disastrous impact of economic sanctions on ordinary Iraqis and helped persuade the Vatican take a stand against the sanctions policy.
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    During the Gulf War in 1991, Cockburn reported from Israel on the Iraqi Scud attacks against Tel Aviv. Her film, shot from a high-rise building close to the impact zone, provided irrefutable evidence that contrary to official reports, the U.S.-supplied Patriot missiles were not only entirely failing to intercept the Scuds but were instead impacting on the city itself.
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  • 1990
    Age 37
    In 1990 Cockburn produced and directed “From the Killing Fields” for the ABC News documentary show Peter Jennings Reports. The film alleged that the U.S. had long been covertly supporting the Khmer Rouge, the genocidal movement responsible for the deaths of millions in Cambodia in the 1970s who had been displaced by a Vietnamese-back regime in 1979. U.S. assistance to the murderous group, Cockburn alleged, had been ongoing throughout the 1980s.
    More Details Hide Details The Bush Administration subsequently terminated covert aid to anti-Vietnamese forces, a move that led to the eventual UN-supervised peace settlement in Cambodia.
  • 1987
    Age 34
    In 1987 Cockburn began producing and reporting documentaries for PBS Frontline in collaboration with her husband Andrew Cockburn.
    More Details Hide Details In Guns, Drugs, and the CIA, (1987) she interviewed, on camera, Anthony Poshepny, aka "Tony Poe," a legendary covert operations officer who had supervised the CIA’s secret war in Northern Laos during the 1960s and early 1970s. In the interview, Poshepny stated that the CIA had supplied air transport for the heroin shipments of their local ally, General Vang Pao, the only such on-the-record confirmation by a former CIA officer concerning agency involvement in the narcotics trade.
  • 1986
    Age 33
    Following the overthrow of the Duvalier regime in Haiti in 1986, Cockburn’s report “Haiti’s Nightmare” (1987) on the brutality of a Haitian military unit being armed and trained by the U.S. led to an outcry in Congress and the suspension of all U.S. military aid to Haiti.
    More Details Hide Details Other stories covered by Cockburn in this period included Pentagon military procurement scandals and the political history of then-Senator Jesse Helms in North Carolina. Shortly afterwards, Helms launched a campaign for his supporters to buy the network.
  • 1984
    Age 31
    Her 1984 report, “The Dirty War,” for which she traveled through regions of Nicaragua that were officially off-limits as being too dangerous for journalists to visit, revealed the Contras' horrifying record of routine atrocities against the civilian population.
    More Details Hide Details In subsequent reports she laid out the degree to which Contras were heavily involved in the narcotics business as well as the first full account of the role of White House aide Colonel Oliver North in directing the whole Contra war.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 25
    In 1978 Cockburn moved to CBS.
    More Details Hide Details As a New York-based producer for the network in the 1980s she covered, among other topics, the U.S.-directed Contra War against Nicaragua.
  • 1977
    Age 24
    She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Andrew Cockburn, a journalist and film producer with whom she has co-authored several books, whom she married in San Francisco in 1977.
    More Details Hide Details Together they have three children, Chloe Frances Cockburn (April 3, 1979), film actress Olivia Wilde, and Charles Philip Cockburn (January 31, 1993). Cockburn has two brothers-in-law, Alexander Cockburn and Patrick Cockburn, who are also journalists, and the mystery writer Sarah Caudwell was her half-sister in law. Her son-in-law was Tao Ruspoli, and journalists Laura Flanders and Stephanie Flanders are her half-nieces by marriage, daughters of her half-brother in law Michael Flanders. Her in-laws were Claud Cockburn and Jean Ross.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Born
    Born in 1952.
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