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Smithsonian readies “Real Mad Men”

U.S. network Smithsonian Channel is slated to take viewers behind the scenes of the advertising industry’s formative years in the Biscuit Century-made The Real Mad Men of Advertising. The four-part series ...
December 16, 2016

U.S. network Smithsonian Channel is slated to take viewers behind the scenes of the advertising industry’s formative years in the Biscuit Century-made The Real Mad Men of Advertising.

The four-part series provides an inside look into the men and women who revolutionized the advertising industry from the 1950s through to the 1980s.

The docuseries explores the artifacts, costumes and props from AMC’s groundbreaking Mad Men set against a backdrop of memorable, classic commercials and ad campaigns displayed in the “American Enterprise” exhibition at Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Featured in the series are interviews with the real ad men and women of the post-WWII advertising industry, as well as clips and interviews with the creators and cast of Mad Men.

Biscuit Century’s Molly Herman and Rob Lyall serve as executive producers alongside Smithsonian’s Tim Evans¬†and David Royle.

The Real Mad Men of Advertising is scheduled to premiere Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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