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  • Gilad Shalit and Israeli TV’s Searing ‘Prisoners of War’ [UPDATE/SLIDE SHOW]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 31, 2011 | 4:48 pm

    The hit Israeli TV drama “Hatufim” (“Prisoners of War,” now available at mako.co.il) proved prescient—and controversial—recently as Gilad Shalit returned to Israel in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners after five years in a Hamas dungeon.  “Hatufim,”  which inspired...

  • TV Military Drama ‘Homeland’ Taps Into America’s Psyche

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Producer and writer Howard Gordon’s TV shows have reflected uncannily the American psyche since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

    “24,” the Fox drama he helped mold into the Emmy-winning thriller about terrorist-busting super patriot Jack Bauer, premiered just...

  • Q & A with Howard Gordon

    January 18, 2011 | 6:54 pm

    Running a television show is the sort of job that rarely leaves you with free-time on your hands, but during the writers’ strike of 2007, “24” executive producer Howard Gordon suddenly found himself with just that – free time, and no scripts to write.  So he decided to try his...

  • Creator of ‘24’ talks terrorism and Hollywood

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 12, 2008 | 5:34 pm

    “There is widespread ignorance and contempt of Muslims and a streak of that in the United States, as well,” Howard Gordon, the creator and executive producer of the Fox action-series “24,” told the Journal. “I am by no means blind to the threat of Islamic extremism and that Jews and...

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  • ‘24’  producer Howard Gordon : Our only politics is to have an exciting show

    By Tom Tugend

    August 6, 2008 | 3:33 pm

    Howard Gordon, 47, is an Emmy Award winner and executive producer of the hit action series, "24," which portrays the life of Jack Bauer, an agent in the Los Angeles branch of the U.S. Counter Terrorist Unit.

    Later this year, the American Jewish Congress, Western Region will give...

  • Time’s on his Side

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    There's no denying that Fox's critically acclaimed "24" is a fast-moving show that, unlike other dramas, operates in "real time" -- each 60-minute episode's action literally unfolds over an hour's time.

    But what series co-creator Joel Surnow never anticipated was that his rookie show...