Alex Gibney

Equal-opportunity scamming: Theranos stole from the rich


It's not easy, I'd guess, to get the rich to hand you their money. Elizabeth Holmes had the right elements -- charisma, self-assurance ... and a product that seemed great, even though it didn't work. Now she's the subject of two current documentaries, plus a book and an upcoming movie. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

We used to think
scams were just for rubes and suckers. Slick grifters cheated the
unsuspecting.

Steve Jobs: A strange life makes a great documentary


OK, the world doesn't have a shortage of Steve Jobs biographies. (Walter Isaacson's best-seller was followed by two movies, one of them written by Aaron Sorkin.) Still, the newest project -- a documentary that airs Jan. 3 and 9 on CNN -- is compelling. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes