The history of The National ENQUIRER is well documented in a new, must-see documentary Enquiring Minds: The Untold Story of the Man Behind the National Enquirer, focusing on the publication's 88-year history, and its undeniable influence on American journalism.
The documentary, directed by Emmy-award winner Ric Burns, takes a close look at founder and publisher Generoso “Gene” Pope, Jr., and his fearless venture to give the public exactly what it wanted to read about: celebrity dirt, , circus sideshows and blood-spattered crime scenes.
Enquiring Minds: The Untold Story of the Man Behind the National Enquirer, through exclusive interviews and rare footage, illustrates Pope's rise through the ranks, and the magazine's tradition as a staple of supermarket checkout line -- and a key source of breaking news.
“A history of American journalism,” PopMatters writes in its review, “would not be complete without the story of the National Enquirer.”
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Enquiring Minds: The Untold Story of the Man Behind the National Enquirer hits iTunes Friday for $11.99 for HD and $10.99 for SD to own; and $4.99 HD/$3.99 SD to rent. So as you sip on egg nog and unwrap gifts in this season of guilty pleasures, check out the film that’s as guilty a pleasure as The ENQUIRER itself!