The widow of the Long Island Railroad shooting trusted only one filmmaker to tell her story: Barbra Streisand.
For years, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy refused to cooperate with a flood of offers hoping to produce a story of the 1993 assault that left her husband and five others dead and her son partially paralyzed."Offers were always coming in," McCarthy told TV Guide. "But as soon as I asked them how they would handle the train scene, the conversation ended."
McCarthy said her fear of exploitation was eased when she was approached by Streisand's Barwood Films to make a TV movie, "The Long Island Incident," that NBC will air next weekend.
"I knew Barbra was a very sensitive person," McCarthy said. She still demanded that her contract specify that the rampage not be shown.