Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.
In this week’s episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV, Debra Birnbaum
, talks with Jane Goodall
, who stars in the NatGeo documentary “Jane
,” which has been nominated for seven Emmy awards, including cinematography, directing, editing, writing, and documentary filmmaking.
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The doc, which was written and directed by Brett Morgen
, was compiled from footage long considered lost of Goodall’s first days in Africa, as a young scientist who would go on to make groundbreaking discovering about chimpanzees.
The trip down memory lane was “revisiting the best days of my life,” says Goodall. She’s been the subject of numerous documentaries before, but she says “Jane” stands apart — and not just because the footage