Fresh off his latest bomb, “The Company You Keep”, America's aging heartthrob (and he don't look too good, either), Bobby Redford moves on to his newest project.CNN has ordered a documentary series looking at the challenges faced by the city of Chicago.
In Chicagoland, executive producers Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn team with Brick City filmmakers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin in an eight-part series about “a city generating change and innovation in social policy, education, and public safety – to meet national and local challenges.”
According to CNN’s release, Chicagoland will capture “the riveting, real-life drama of a city looking to unite at this critical moment in the city’s history. In the aftermath of a countrywide economic collapse, Chicago faces the challenges of improving its public education system, and neighborhood and youth safety. Can the city’s leaders, communities, and residents come together in ways that expand opportunities and allow aspirations to be realized?”
Whether the series will deal with Chicago's out of control murder rate is perhaps open to question but there is no dispute as to how the city's political leadership will be pictured: In a statement, Redford praised Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel: “The vibrant culture and opportunities inherent in this 21st century, world-class city run alongside profound daily challenges. Much of it falls on the shoulders of its tough, visionary mayor, his team and people doing heroic work in neighborhoods throughout the city.
Except, of course, not so visionary or tough when it comes to Chicago's murder rate, eh Bobby?http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/05/08/chicagoland-tv-series/