Friday, July 31, 2015

Journalist and critic Pia Lindström

Like her half-sister Isabella Rossellini, who followed their mother Ingrid Bergman into an acting career, Pia Lindström tried her hand at films, appearing in the 1965 Italian move The Possessed.  But it turned out that her forte was reviewing movies instead of appearing in them.

The daughter of Ingrid Bergman and neurosurgeon Petter Lindström, Pia Lindström chose to stake out a career as a broadcast journalist, first reporting for KGO-TV in San Francisco in the late sixties.  She eventually made her way to WNBC-TV in New York, where she became an anchorwoman and then a theater and movie correspondent and critic.

Ms. Lindström was fair and impartial as an arts journalist.  She could interview a movie star one day and give negative review to that same star's movie another day if she thought the film deserved it.

Though she left television in 1997, Pia Lindström is still active in media. She hosts "Pia Lindström Presents," a radio show on the Sirius XM satellite network, where she interviews literary figures and film directors. 

I love this woman. She saved me from seeing many a bad movie. :-)  

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