Martin Bashir

An international broadcast journalist known for his focus on salacious stories of the day and a deceptively genteel demeanor, Martin Bashir rose to prominence by landing two of the most coveted, exclusive interviews at ... Read more »
Born: 01/19/1963

Filmography

Actor (12)

Madam Secretary 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Real Time with Bill Maher 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nightline 1979 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Nightline Prime 2010 (Tv Show)

Correspondent

20/20 2005 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

20/20: The Life and Death of Michael Jackson 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Living With Michael Jackson 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Primetime Live 2005 - 2006, 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

i-Caught 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

20/20: Living with Michael Jackson 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Mike Bassett: England Manager 2001 (Movie)

Himself--Journalist (Actor)

Biography

An international broadcast journalist known for his focus on salacious stories of the day and a deceptively genteel demeanor, Martin Bashir rose to prominence by landing two of the most coveted, exclusive interviews at the turn of the millennium. Bashir first gained international attention with his momentous tell-all interview with Princess Diana for the British news program "Panorama" (BBC, 1953- ) in 1995. After delving into dozens more scandalous stories in the U.K., he garnered even more notice - as well as considerable criticism - for his two-hour documentary "Living with Michael Jackson" (ABC, 2003), characterized by more than one pundit as a shamelessly self-serving ambush attack on an all-too-trusting celebrity. So damaging was the interview to the King of Pop's already tarnished image, that the Jackson camp made the unprecedented move of firing back with a documentary of their own, "The Michael Jackson Interview: The Footage You Were Never Meant to See" (Fox, 2003). By then one of the more recognizable names in television news, Bashir joined "Nightline" (ABC, 1980- ) in 2005, then jumped to a competing network for duties on "Dateline" (NBC, 1992- ), in addition to a show of his own, "Martin Bashir" (MSNBC, 2011- ), in 2010. Equal parts investigative reporter, agent provocateur and self-promoter, Bashir firmly established himself alongside the likes of Geraldo Rivera on the landscape of American broadcast journalism.

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