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‘Totally Under Control’ filmmaker Alex Gibney on Trump’s hapless coronavirus response, Jared Kushner’s ridiculous PPE strategy, and the breakdown of America’s institutions

“Totally Under Control” is the new film codirected by the Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney that depicts the Trump administration’s hapless early response to the coronavirus. From Trump’s lies about COVID-19’s lethality, to Jared Kushner’s ridiculous plan to have young volunteers armed with private laptops and Gmail accounts be in charge […]
‘Totally Under Control’ filmmaker Alex Gibney on Trump’s hapless coronavirus response, Jared Kushner’s ridiculous PPE strategy, and the breakdown of America’s institutions
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Director Alex Gibney looks back on a career of profiling liars and shady characters, from Elizabeth Holmes to Lance Armstrong, and crowns the most despicable

For close to 40 years, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney has made movies about some of the most complex and controversial figures of the last century. He’s examined the maddening drive of Steve Jobs (“Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine”), the bald-faced lies of people like Lance Armstrong (“The […]
Director Alex Gibney looks back on a career of profiling liars and shady characters, from Elizabeth Holmes to Lance Armstrong, and crowns the most despicable
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How Elizabeth Holmes convinced powerful men like Henry Kissinger, James Mattis, and George Shultz to sit on the board of now disgraced blood-testing startup Theranos

Theranos at one point had a star-studded board of directors, including military leaders and former secretaries of state. In HBO’s “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” director Alex Gibney spoke with reporters who wrote the first major profiles of the now disgraced blood-testing company in 2014. The reporters […]
How Elizabeth Holmes convinced powerful men like Henry Kissinger, James Mattis, and George Shultz to sit on the board of now disgraced blood-testing startup Theranos
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The Stanford professor who rejected one of Elizabeth Holmes’ early ideas explains what it was like to watch the rise and fall of Theranos

Dr. Phyllis Gardner, a Stanford Medical School professor, was sceptical of the Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes early on, having rejected Holmes’ idea for a patch that could deploy antibiotics. Gardner has followed along with Holmes and Theranos since then and raised her concerns with reporters, including The Wall Street Journal’s […]
The Stanford professor who rejected one of Elizabeth Holmes’ early ideas explains what it was like to watch the rise and fall of Theranos