History Main / HumanInterestStory

6th Jan '16 8:53:21 AM Jake
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** Parodied earlier in ''Discworld/TheTruth'', where William finds himself explaining to the Patrician that you need "human interest" stories in order to get people to read the stories that are "in the public interest". The Patrician wonders if this means humans and the public are different people.

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** Parodied earlier in ''Discworld/TheTruth'', where William finds himself explaining to the Patrician that you need "human interest" stories in order to get people to read the stories that are "in the public interest". The Patrician wonders if this means humans and the public are different people. As de Worde puts it, what's in the public interest and [[LuridTalesOfDoom what the public's interested in]] don't necessarily overlap.
10th Jul '15 8:54:34 AM erforce
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* The core of the film ''{{Titanic}}'' is a HumanInterestStory. The broad strokes of the greater event are detailed quickly early on, but Rose is adamant that it isn't "the real story." The real story centers around her and Jack, natch...
* ''AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' was purely about a human interest story without any of the more serious news. Though it is justified due to it being a parody and a literal case of YetAnotherBabyPanda.

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* The core of the film ''{{Titanic}}'' ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' is a HumanInterestStory. The broad strokes of the greater event are detailed quickly early on, but Rose is adamant that it isn't "the real story." The real story centers around her and Jack, natch...
* ''AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' was purely about a human interest story without any of the more serious news. Though it is justified due to it being a parody and a literal case of YetAnotherBabyPanda.
18th May '14 10:04:02 PM Heckfire
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* "[[WesternAnimation/TheTick And in other news...clowns!]]"
28th Jan '14 3:06:14 PM johnnye
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/RunFatboyRun''; one particularly overemotional reporter covering the marathon gets so caught up in Dennis' heartwarming story that he ends up reporting solely on that. Not that there's much else to report on, [[spoiler:as everyone else has crossed the finish line while Dennis is still hobbling along on a sprained ankle, determined to cross the finish line.]]
-->'''Reporter:''' And, what's that? ''[overjoyed]'' He's got a ''son!'' I didn't know he had a son! Did you know he had a son!?



*** But they are! The public includes dwarves, trolls, Nobby Nobbs, Gaspode, vampires, werewolves, Foul Ole Ron's Smell...
27th Dec '13 9:42:48 AM Shukmeister
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[[folder: Live TV Shows]]
* Series/ThePrimeMinisterAndI: A KoreanSeries. Rather than asking the Prime Minister newsworthy questions, she asks him what kind of underwear he wears and his favorite flavor of ice cream, then writes an Article tentatively titled, "The Prime Minister Who Wears Briefs".
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4th Nov '12 1:03:16 PM nombretomado
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* In the 1951 film ''AceInTheHole'', reporter Chuck Tatum creates a HumanInterestStory for himself; when he hears about a man trapped in a collapsed cave, he deliberately prolongs his rescue by manipulating the local authorities, just so he can report on it and restore his career.

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* In the 1951 film ''AceInTheHole'', ''Film/AceInTheHole'', reporter Chuck Tatum creates a HumanInterestStory for himself; when he hears about a man trapped in a collapsed cave, he deliberately prolongs his rescue by manipulating the local authorities, just so he can report on it and restore his career.
27th Aug '12 1:01:25 PM fdsa1234567890
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* ''AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' was purely about a human interest story without any of the more serious news.

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* ''AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' was purely about a human interest story without any of the more serious news. Though it is justified due to it being a parody and a literal case of YetAnotherBabyPanda.
27th Aug '12 12:58:43 PM fdsa1234567890
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* ''AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy''

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* ''AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy''''AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' was purely about a human interest story without any of the more serious news.
8th Jun '12 4:40:00 PM ArenaL5
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23rd Feb '12 11:56:19 AM szaleniec1000
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There are a couple forms a human interest story may take. The most common is the "story behind the story" approach, which takes a fairly pivotal moment in history and focuses on one or more of the background people. For example, a story about a woman whose husband was in the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 would be a human interest story. Another approach is to find somebody with an interesting but otherwise historically unimportant story and do an exposé on them.

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There are a couple forms a human interest story may take. The most common is the "story behind the story" approach, which takes a fairly pivotal moment in history and [[LowerDeckEpisode focuses on one or more of the background people.people]]. For example, a story about a woman whose husband was in the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 would be a human interest story. Another approach is to find somebody with an interesting but otherwise historically unimportant story and do an exposé on them.
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