ENQUIRING MINDS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE MAN BEHIND THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER
NYC PREMIERE Serving up a sensational expose in line with his juicy subject, acclaimed multiple Emmy-Award winner Ric Burns uncovers the strange history of the National Enquirer and the tabloid’s legendary publisher, Generoso Pope Jr. Purchasing the paper in 1952— allegedly with Mob financing—Pope showed an uncanny knack for assessing what the public wanted, using first sex and gore, and later celebrity gossip and the supernatural, to ramp up his circulation to unheard-of numbers—and to generate controversy at every turn—presaging today’s celebrity-journalism-driven culture.
Director: RIC BURNS
Producer: Ric Burns, Bonnie Lafave, and Josh Woltermann
Cinematographer: Buddy Squires, Michael Chin, Anthony Savini
Editor: Li-Shin Yu, Mikaela Shwer
Music: Brian Keane
Running Time: 98