IS THE SHOWTIME SPECIAL “PARIAH: THE LIVES AND DEATHS OF SONNY LISTON”. MISLEADING THE PUBLIC, BY CALLING THEIR SHOW A DOCUMENTARY, RATHER THAN CALLING IT, A WORK OF IMAGINATIVE FICTION?

doc·u·men·ta·ry (dŏk′yə-mĕn′tə-rē)
adj.
1. Consisting of, concerning, or based on documents.
2. Presenting facts objectively without editorializing or inserting fictional matter, as in a book or film.
n. pl. doc·u·men·ta·ries
A work, such as a film or television program, presenting political, social, or historical subject matter in a factual and informative manner and often consisting of actual news films or interviews accompanied by narration.

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