Monday, December 30, 2013

CNN expands its documentary bio of Paul Walker, "A Life in the Fast Lane"

CNN has been airing its one-hour documentary “Paul Walker: A Life in the Fast Lane”, apparently produced by Anderson Cooper, giving a biography of the actor who died in a tragic auto crash from impact on Dec. 8.  The link is here.  The most recent airing was on December 28.
   
The report depicted Walker’s growing up in the Mormon church and his rather clean-cut image, despite many diversified roles, including soap opera (“The Young and the Restless”), as a younger man.
   
Walker was active with “Reach Out WorldWide” (ROWW), which assembles people with high skill sets to respond to natural disasters.  The LDS Church is quite vigorous in taking care of its own people and was quite helpful in responding to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  Walker was on his way to a ROWW event for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines when he crashed just riding in a friend’s Porsche Carrera, driven at close to 100 mph. 
  
   
Walker appeared in some films I have seen, like “Eight Below”, but many like “Varsity Blues” and “The Fast and the Furious” franchise I haven’t tracked.  “The Lazarus Project” (and its story concept) sounds familiar and significant, from 2008.  I’ll get that into my queue. 

Walker’s name was Paul William Walker IV.
    

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