Next spring I'll be teaching an undergraduate, introductory, course in Documentary and U.S. Television for the first time. I'd really appreciate any suggestions regarding books, articles and other resources. I'll be taking the traditional path of TV doc. through the network news departments, but I'm also expanding the parameters to include anything "documentary" that's made for broadcast & cable distribution. I'm also going to include a section on the confusing/confounding genre of "docu-drama." I have come across a book that's due for publication this fall -- -Confronting Reality- by R.W. Kilborn and John Izod (which is billed as an Introduction to Television Documentary). I haven't been able to get much info from the publisher -- does anyone know anything about this book? One basic question I have is -- does it cover U.S. TV? It's from Manchester Univ. Press, so I'm just wondering. Any other suggestions for books & articles? Also, what individual documentaries would you consider indispensible for such a course? Thanks!! Julie Friedline Dept. of Communication University of St. Thomas St. Paul, MN [log in to unmask] ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.