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FRONTLINE

2006-2013

FRONTLINE: The Retirement Gamble
An examination of the troubling questions surrounding the American retirement system. Defined Contributions Plans, such as 401(k)’s and IRAs, have proven to be poor substitutes for the previous system of Defined Benefit pensions. Poor fund choices, market volatility, impactful fees and general confusion are the norm as the financial services industry, as well as the government, favor corporate profit over consumer protection.

Produced by Marcela Gaviria
Correspondent: Martin Smith
Original Air Date: April 23, 2013
(a co-production between WGBH and RAINmedia)
FRONTLINE: The Suicide Plan
The nationwide debate over assisted suicide remains one of the most polarizing issues in the country.  While 2 states have legalized physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill, the rest of America must go underground to seek aid in dying.  This documentary explores that hidden world, its agents and participants, along with the layers of moral and legal complexities embedded within the right-to-die movement.

Produced by Miri Navasky and Karen O’Connor
Original Air Date: November 13, 2012
(a co-production between WGBH and Mead Street Films)
FRONTLINE: WikiSecrets
The saga of Private First Class Bradley E. Manning, a U.S. Army intelligence analyst charged with leaking more than a half-million classified government documents, and his alleged association with WikiLeaks.org, the whistle-blowing website run by ex-hacker Julian Assange, is a complex tale that, while true, sounds like the plot of a spy novel. This documentary examines the inside story of the largest intelligence breach in U.S. history.

Produced by Marcela Gaviria and Martin Smith
Original Air Date: May 24, 2011
(a co-production between WGBH and RAINmedia)
FRONTLINE: The Spill
Long before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, BP was widely viewed as a corporation that valued deal-making and savvy marketing over safety, a serial “environmental criminal” that left behind a long trail of problems — deadly accidents, disastrous spills, countless safety violations — which many now believe should have triggered action by federal regulators. This documentary examines the trail that led to the disaster in the Gulf, from the company’s vast oil fields in Alaska to its refineries in Texas and its trading rooms in New York and London, and raises new questions about whether BP’s reckless corporate culture will finally be forced to change.

Produced by Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria
Original Air Date: October 26, 2010
(a co-production between WGBH and RAINmedia)
FRONTLINE: The Quake
On January 12, 2010, one of the most devastating earthquakes in recorded history leveled the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, the island nation of Haiti. The agencies charged with responding to this catastrophe, the Haitian state and the United Nations, were crippled by the magnitude of the disaster and struggled to effectively respond, leaving many survivors without food, water or shelter. This documentary bears witness to the confused aftermath and the ill-coordinated relief efforts and asks how, or even if, the world could do better.

Produced by Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria
Original Air Date: March 30, 2010
(a co-production between WGBH and RAINmedia)
FRONTLINE: Obama's War
Tens of thousands of American troops are now on the move in Afghanistan, led by a new commander and armed with a counterinsurgency plan that builds on the lessons of Iraq. This documentary examines the U.S. counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan — a fight that promises to be longer and more costly than most Americans understand and calls into question whether U.S. forces can succeed in a land long known as “the graveyard of empires.”

Produced by Marcela Gaviria and Martin Smith
Original Air Date: October 13, 2009
(a co-production between WGBH and RAINmedia)
FRONTLINE: The War Briefing
The next president of the United States will inherit some of the greatest foreign policy challenges in American history — an overstretched military, frayed alliances, and wars on two fronts. This documentary gives viewers a hard, inside look at the real policy choices the next president will face and outlines possible strategies on how to correct past failures and shape a realistic foreign policy approach in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Produced by Marcela Gaviria
Original Air Date: October 28, 2008
(a co-production between WGBH and RAINmedia)
FRONTLINE: Return of the Taliban
This report from the lawless Pakistani tribal lands along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border reveals how the area has fallen under the control of a resurgent Taliban militia. Despite the presence of 80,000 Pakistani troops, the Taliban and their supporters continue to use the region as a launching pad for attacks on U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. Off-limits to U.S. troops by agreement with Pakistan’s president and long suspected of harboring Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri, the area is now considered a failed state. In a region little understood because it is closed to most observers, this documentary investigates a secret front in the war on terror.

Produced by Martin Smith
Original Air Date: October 3, 2006
(a co-production between WGBH and RAINmedia)

 

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 NBC SPORTS

 2012-2016

 

 

THE OLYMPIC ZONE: Andre Camara
A photographer returns to his hometown to capture the spirt of the Olympic Games.
Produced by Jim Fabio
Correspondent: Anne Thompson
Original Air Date: August 20, 2016
COMCAST: Whitney Stewart
One lucky contest winner, college student Whitney Stewart, was awarded a frantic, 4-day behind-the-scenes, once-in-a-lifetime chance to interact with the Olympic athletes.
Produced by Karen Trosset
Original Air Date: August 18, 2016
OLYMPICS LATE NIGHT: Ping Pong Prodigy
Olympic Zone correspondent Jill Martin gets Bob Costas to take on Team USA’s Kanak Jha in table tennis.
Produced by Josh Wiener
Correspondent: Jill Martin
Original Air Date: August 18, 2016
THE OLYMPIC ZONE: Life's A Beach
A tour of the most beautiful stretches of sand in Rio.
Produced by Robin Sherman and Deana Speck
Correspondent: Jill Martin
Original Air Date: August 16, 2016
THE OLYMPIC ZONE: Estonian Triplets
Three sisters running in the Olympic marathon make history as the first set of triplets to compete in the same Games.
Produced by Karen Trosset
Correspondent: Gadi Schwartz
Original Air Date: August 13, 2016
THE OLYMPIC ZONE: Ken Walsh
Viewers have been given amazing access to swimming competition, thanks to the work of very talented camera people. One of them, Kenny Walsh, has been in the Olympic pool before, earning gold medals for Team USA.
Produced by Claire Duffy
Correspondent: Craig Melvin
Original Air Date: August 10, 2016
NBCSN: Brazil-Argentina Rivalry
An examination of one of the world’s most fiercest rivalries – Brazil v Argentina.
Produced by Jim Fabio
Correspondent: Rutledge Wood
Original Air Date: August 8, 2016
THE OLYMPIC ZONE: Fencing Sisters
Together, the Hurley sisters return to compete for Olympic medals in fencing.
Produced by Jay Blackman
Correspondent: Gadi Schwartz
Original Air Date: August 4, 2016

 

 

THE OLYMPIC ZONE: Ralph Green
Ralph Green was an All-Star athlete from Brooklyn when an errant gun shot took one of his legs. Now he competes as a skier in the Parlympics.
Produced by Sheila Conolly
Correspondent: Stephanie Gosk
Original Air Date: February 22, 2014
THE OLYMPIC ZONE: Make-A-Wish
Childhood cancer survivor Thomas Walsh dreamed of going to Sochi to watch his childhood ski pal Mikaela Shiffrin compete in her first Olympics. When the cost and logistics became a barrier, the Make-A-Wish Foundation stepped in and secured a reunion for the longtime friends.
Produced by Sheila Conolly
Correspondent: Stephanie Gosk
Original Air Date: February 20, 2014
THE OLYMPIC ZONE: Warm Nation Athletes
The Winter Games are dominated by countries from snowy and icy climates. However, warm weather nations still participate and some of their journeys are among the best In the Games.
Produced by Stephanie Himango
Correspondent: Ben Fogle
Original Air Date: February 19, 2014
THE OLYMPIC ZONE: Rosa Khutor
A tour of the main hub for the Olympic events in the mountains, a newly built town called Rosa Khutor.
Produced by Robin Sherman
Correspondent: Ben Fogle
Original Air Date: February 18, 2014
THE OLYMPIC ZONE: Lolo Jones
Olympic sprinter Lolo Jones shares her journey from the Summer to Winter Games, where she is participating as a member of the Women’s Bobsled team.
Produced by Sheila Conolly
Correspondent: Willie Geist
Original Air Date: February 17, 2014
THE OLYMPIC ZONE: BMW Bobsled
A look at how German automaker BMW helped design an aero-dynamic sled for the U.S. Olympic Bobsled teams.
Produced by Stephanie Himango
Correspondent: Ben Fogle
Original Air Date: February 15, 2014
THE OLYMPIC ZONE: Timing Is Everything
Many Olympic events have long relied on the clock to determine gold. A look back at how Omega has kept the time, from differentials of seconds long ago to the hundredths of a second separating today’s athletes. What’s next? Millionths of a second.
Produced by Sheila Conolly
Correspondent: Ben Fogle
Original Air Date: February 13, 2014
THE OLYMPIC ZONE: Kelly Clark's Journey
Two-time Olympic medalist Kelly Clark discusses how snowboarding changed her life and led her to want to leave her mark on the world through her charitable foundation.
Produced by Stephanie Himango
Correspondent: Sal Masekela
Original Air Date: February 11, 2014
THE OLYMPIC ZONE: From Olympian To Olympic Judge
Phoebe Mills, a former bronze medal winner in gymnastics, talks about her new role as a judge for Olympic snowboarding.
Produced by Stephanie Himango
Correspondent: Tina Dixon
Original Air Date: February 8, 2014
MOUNTAIN VENUES: Sliding and Ski Jump
Roll-Ins and Bumpers for Ski Jump and Sliding events, along with a sport instructional segment from Skelton slider Katie Uhlaender.
Produced by Tiffany Faigus (Sliding) and Jason Wald and Scott Karpen (Ski Jump)
Original Air Dates: Various in February 2014

 

 

OLYMPICS LATE NIGHT: Mini Mini Coopers
This Late Night feature playfully explores the little cars used in the track and field events – and the teenage operators behind them.
Produced by Lindsey Felling
Correspondent: Mary Carillo
Original Air Date: August 9, 2012
THE OLYMPIC ZONE: Natalie Coughlin
The swimmer with a dozen Olympic medals, tied for the most all-time by an American woman, tours London while pursuing her other passion – photography.
Produced by Jay Blackman
Correspondent: Carolyn Manno
Original Air Date: August 8, 2012
THE OLYMPIC ZONE: Look Back - Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake
A recap of the Men’s 100M final where Usain Bolt beat fellow Jamaican and training partner Yohan Blake by setting an Olympic Record and emphatically confirming his status as the greatest sprinter in history.
Produced by Lindsey Felling
Original Air Date: August 6, 2012
THE OLYMPIC ZONE: Holley Mangold
Profile of the American weight lifting competitor who, at 350 pounds, is unique among other female Olympians.
Produced by Ami Schmitz
Correspondent: Nancy Snyderman
Original Air Date: August 4, 2012
THE OLYMPIC ZONE: On The Trampoline
American trampolinist Savannah Vinsant explains how her dreams as a three-year-old girl watching the Olympics in Atlanta inspired her to reach the London Games.
Produced by Jeff St. Arromand
Correspondent: Marshall Harris
Original Air Date: August 2, 2012
THE OLYMPIC ZONE: Harrod's
A profile of London’s legendary luxury department store.
Produced by Stephanie Himango
Correspondent: Carolyn Manno
Original Air Date: August 1, 2012
THE OLYMPIC ZONE: Look Back - Dana Vollmer
A review of the Women’s 100M Butterfly event where American Dana Vollmer, who failed to even qualify in 2008, won the Gold and set a new World Record.
Produced by Jeff St. Arromand
Original Air Date: July 30, 2012
Olympic Packaging
Dozens of teases for The Olympic Zone and various Bumps and Roll-Ins for Prime Time coverage, including Women’s Soccer and Men’s Basketball.
Original Air Dates: July-August 2012

 

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ESPN

2012-2015

30 FOR 30: Bernie and Ernie
A look at the intertwined lives of Bernard King and Ernie Grunfeld who came of age just miles apart on the courts of New York City before teaming up to dominate college hoops at the University of Tennessee. The pair later crossed paths again in their successful NBA careers; King as a Hall of Fame hoopster and Grunfeld as a journeyman role player turned General Manager.
Directed by Jason Hehir
Produced by Marquis Daisy
Original Air Date: November 5, 2013
30 FOR 30: Benji
In 1984, 17-year-old Ben Wilson was a symbol of everything promising about Chicago: a beloved, sweet-natured youngster from the city’s fabled South Side and America’s most talented high school basketball prospect. His senseless murder on the day before his senior season sent ripples throughout Chicago and the nation.
Directed by Coodie and Chike
Produced by Amani Martin and Ted Schillinger
Original Air Date: October 23, 2012
30 FOR 30 SHORTS: The Ice Breaker, a Spike Lee Lil' Joint
A profile of the National Hockey League’s first black player, Willie O’Ree, who suffered trials, tribulations – and triumphs – as he made history.
Directed by Amani Martin
Original Online Release: June 16, 2015
30 FOR 30 SHORTS: Ali - The Mission
In late 1990, mere weeks before the United States launched Operation Desert Storm, Muhammad Ali took a peacekeeping mission to Iraq. While in Baghdad, the Champ met with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and successfully negotiated the release of 15 American hostages being used as human shields.
Directed by Amani Martin
Original Online Release: January 16, 2013

 

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 Showtime

 2015-2016

THE SPYMASTERS: CIA in the Crosshairs
Documentary revealing the inner workings of the world’s most powerful intelligence organization, with unprecedented access to America’s spy network, all 12 living CIA directors and top agency operatives, who talk candidly about torture, secret prisons, drone warfare, alleged assassinations and the constant threat of attack, which begs the question: how far should America go to keep us safe?
Narrated by Mandy Patinkin
Directed by Jules Naudet, Gideon Naudet and Chris Whipple
Original Air Date: November 28, 2015
RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE: The Lawrence Phillips Story
A look at the tragic life of a talented football player who could not out run his past.
Directed by Ross Greenburg
Original Air Date: December 16, 2016

 

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HBO

2002-2016

 

DOCUMENTARIES

RUNNIN' REBELS OF UNLV
After his 1973 arrival to Sin City, basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian turned a fledgling UNLV program into a national powerhouse. Known as Tark the Shark, the controversial coach led the Runnin’ Rebels to the Final Four on 4 occasions, highlighted by the 1989-90  NCAA Championship team, which featured future NBA stars Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon and Greg Anthony, and is billed as one of the greatest college basketball teams of all-time.

Produced by George Roy and Steven Stern
Original Air Date: March 12, 2011
(A co-production with Flagstaff Films)
BACK NINE AT CHERRY HILLS: The Legends of the 1960 U.S. Open
At the 1960 U.S. Open, aging legend Ben Hogan dueled talented amateur Jack Nicklaus and emerging superstar Arnold Palmer in an exciting final round clash to determine supremacy in the sport.

Produced by Margaret Grossi
Original Air Date: June 11, 2008
BROOKLYN DODGERS: The Ghosts of Flatbush
Centered around a Dodgers team known as “The Boys of Summer,” this Emmy Award winning documentary examines the special relationship between the borough of Brooklyn and its beloved baseball club.

Produced by Amani Martin and Ezra Edelman
Original Air Date: July 11, 2007
BILLIE JEAN KING: Portrait of a Pioneer
This Peabody Award winning documentary explores the personal and professional life of one of the landmark athletes of the 20th century.  Billie Jean King’s remarkable career on the tennis court was equaled only by her impact on the struggle for women’s equality during the 1970s and later in her own personal battle in coming out as an LGBT activist.

Produced by Margaret Grossi
Original Air Date: April 26, 2006

 

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL

March Myth
When Juan Dixon led Maryland to the 2002 college basketball championship, his tragic backstory of being orphaned as a teenager became NCAA lore. Now, nearly 15 years later, the true story emerges.

Produced by Jake Rosenwasser
Correspondent: David Scott
Original Air Date: March 21, 2017
The Lords of the Rings: Russia 1 and 2
A two-part look at the International Olympic Committee’s involvement with the 2014 Sochi Games, an operation that critics argue fostered human rights violations and promoted nationalistic pride to prepare for war.

Produced by Tim Walker
Correspondent: Bernard Goldberg
Original Air Date: July 26, 2016
Brain Games
With the rise of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, along with other youth competitions based on math, memorization and games like Scrabble, a new type of schoolyard jock has emerged – one that uses the muscles between their ears.

Produced by Maggie Burbank
Correspondent: Soledad O’Brien
Original Air Date: June 21, 2016
Risky Business
The growing popularity has taken a new twist with the advent of daily fantasy sports. A look at the rapidly growing, and controversial, new industry.

Produced by Jason Samuels
Correspondent: Carl Quintanilla
Original Air Date: September 23, 2014
Born Again
Former MLB star Darryl Strawberry might just be the poster boy for a fall from grace, after his well chronicled decline from stardom to drug addiction and financial ruin. Yet, today Strawberry follows a new path – he’s an ordained minister and drug counselor.

Produced by Jason Samuels
Correspondent: Bernard Goldberg
Original Air Date: June 24, 2014
The Big Fix
An examination of the seedy underworld of sports gambling, where a global network of match-fixing in European and Asian soccer leagues threaten the very legitimacy of the sport.

Produced by Tim Walker
Correspondent: Bryant Gumbel
Original Air Date: June 24, 2014
Fair Fight?
Fighter Fallon Fox has dominated the woman’s MMA circuit, a feat that raised some eyebrows when Fox revealed she was transgendered. Now other fighters claim her former past as a man provides her with an unfair biological advantage, one that should disqualify her from competition.

Produced by Jake Rosenwasser Downes
Correspondent: Mary Carillo
Original Air Date: April 22, 2014
High Times
A look at marijuana use by NFL players, estimated to be as high as sixty percent of the league. Many players prefer treating their pain with the herb rather than the more addictive opiates prescribed by team doctors. And a new scientific revelation not only supports their claims but could also be a key to solving the league’s biggest concern – severe head injuries.

Produced by Chapman Downes
Correspondent: Andrea Kramer
Original Air Date: January 21, 2014
Forgotten
Profile of Cam Perron, a baseball gumshoe who tracks down former Negro League ballplayers and helps them acquire pensions from Major League Baseball. An admirable endeavor for anyone, but especially so considering Cam is a white teenager.

Produced by Lisa Bennett and Jake Rosenwasser
Correspondent: Bryant Gumbel
Original Air Date: June 24, 2013
Leading Man
Profile of Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas, the only man playing a professional team sport in the entire world who is openly gay.

Produced by Joe Perskie
Correspondent: Bernard Goldberg
Original Air Date: June 22, 2010
Sidelined
Budget cuts force Ohio communities to eliminate high school athletic programs.

Produced by Joe Perskie
Correspondent: Jon Frankel
Original Air Date: October 27, 2009
Freddie Roach
A profile of the legendary boxing trainer’s career and his battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Produced by Lisa Bennett
Correspondent: Mary Carillo
Original Air Date: July 21, 2009
The System
An investigation of specialized sports schools in China and their treatment of young Olympic hopefuls.

Produced by Ezra Edelman
Correspondent: Bryant Gumbel
Original Air Date: June 24, 2008
Brother's Keeper
The Miley Brothers form a special bond through athletics, but tragedy eventually leads them to seek out a Michigan physician…Dr. Kevorkian.

Produced by Joe Perskie
Correspondent: Frank Deford
Original Air Date: October 30, 2006
Tragedy To Triumph update
An update on the Italian race car driver – and paraplegic – Alex Zanardi.

Produced by Chapman Downes
Correspondent: Bryant Gumbel
Original Air Date: November 29, 2005
Tainted
American cyclist Tyler Hamilton discusses his suspension for blood doping and provides a unique explanation he hopes will prove his innocence.

Produced by Chapman Downes
Correspondent: Frank Deford
Original Air Date: July 26, 2005
The Nanny
Scandal hits Ohio State when Kathleen Salyers, a booster’s nanny, blows the whistle on the basketball program.

Produced by Joe Perskie
Correspondent: Bernard Goldberg
Original Air Date: June 21, 2005
Leap of Faith
Profile of Cuban track star Yuliana Perez and her dreams of joining the US Olympic team.

Produced by Beein Gim
Correspondent: Frank Deford
Original Air Date: May 18, 2004
Upon Further Review update
An update on the legal proceedings of Marcus Dixon, a Georgia high school football star wrongly convicted of rape.

Produced by Joe Perskie
Correspondent: Bryant Gumbel
Original Air Date: May 18, 2004
To Hell and Back
Two mountain climbers become separated during a snowstorm, leading one of them on an incredible journey to simply stay alive.  Features excerpts from the upcoming film “Touching the Void”

Produced by Ezra Edelman
Correspondent: Bernard Goldberg
Original Air Date: December 30, 2003
Minister of Defense
Former NFL lineman Joe Ehrmann coaches high school football with an emphasis on a four-letter word – love.

Produced by Elizabeth Carp
Correspondent: Armen Keteyian
Original Air Date: October 29, 2003
Fame
Profile of British soccer star David Beckham and his dreams of expanding his global marketing appeal to the United States.

Produced by Amani Martin
Correspondent: Frank Deford
Original Air Date: July 23, 2003
Fairway Feud
Activist Martha Burk protests the exclusion of women by the Augusta National Golf Club, home of the prestigious Master’s Golf Tournament.

Produced by Nick Dolin
Correspondent: Bryant Gumbel
Original Air Date: December 17, 2002
Holy Toledo
Profile of Mexican golfer Esteban Toledo and his rags-to-riches rise to fame.

Produced by Ethan Nelson
Correspondent: Mary Carillo
Original Air Date: November 26, 2002
Standing Tall
College hoops star Rayna DuBose copes after losing her arms and legs from a severe case of meningitis.

Produced by Gayle Jones
Correspondent: Frank Deford
Original Air Date: November 26, 2002
Skirting The Issue
High School field hockey players spark controversy when boys play on the girl’s team.

Produced by Lisa Bennett
Correspondent: Bernard Goldberg
Original Air Date: November 26, 2002
D.A. of Madison County
Ex-con and former boxer Rodney Cummings mentors young fighters in his new life as County Prosecutor.

Produced by Amani Martin
Correspondent: Jim Lampley
Original Air Date: October 29, 2002
The Outsiders
A report on the lack of diversity among NFL Head Coaches.

Produced by Ezra Edelman and Joe Perskie
Correspondent: Bryant Gumbel
Original Air Date: October 29, 2002
In A Slump
An investigation into the shady business antics of former big leaguer Nate Colbert.

Produced by Amani Martin
Correspondent: Jim Lampley
Original Air Date: September 17, 2002
Child's Play
Profile of Grant Paulsen, an up and coming sportscaster who also happens to be 14 years old.

Produced by Elizabeth Carp
Correspondent: James Brown
Original Air Date: September 17, 2002
The Tao of Steve
Profile of new Washington Redskins Head Coach Steve Spurrier.

Produced by Ezra Edelman
Correspondent: Armen Keteyian
Original Air Date: August 20, 2002
That Ol' Motown Sound
Profile of legendary Detroit Tigers radio announcer Ernie Harwell.

Produced by Michael Sullivan
Correspondent: Frank Deford
Original Air Date: July 23, 2002

 

OTHER HBO CONTENT

COSTAS NOW: Baseball At The Break
An examination of MLB’s biggest stories from the first half of 2008, including Ken Griffey Jr.’s 600th Home Run, Jon Lester’s no-hitter and the mutually beneficial Hamilton-Volquez trade, as well as some surprising team performances, from the struggles of the Yankees, Rockies and Indians to the sudden rise of the explosive Cubs and the surprising Rays.

Produced by Bentley Weiner
Correspondent: Bob Costas
Original Air Date: July 16, 2008
COSTAS NOW: The Internet and Blogging
On this live broadcast, Bob Costas led several town-hall-style panels in an examination of contemporary sports media. This piece, featuring ESPN’s Michael Wilbon, Will Leitch of Deadspin.com and Michael Schur, co-founder of the blog “Fire Joe Morgan,” preceded the discussion on “The Internet and Blogging.”  The panel included Braylon Edwards of the Cleveland Browns, author/journalist Buzz Bissinger and Leitch.  The latter two became entangled in a well publicized spat over the merits of sports blogs.

Produced by Bentley Weiner
Correspondent: Bob Costas
Original Air Date: April 29, 2008
COSTAS NOW: SI Sportsman of the Year
Sports Illustrated presents their prestigious annual award to 2006 winner Dwayne Wade.  This segment preceded the announcement and featured interviews from past winners Terry Bradshaw, Chris Evert and Sugar Ray Leonard.
Produced by Bruce Cornblatt

Correspondent: Bob Costas
Original Air Date: December 5, 2006
COSTAS NOW: Dock Ellis
Former MLB pitcher Dock Ellis shares tales from his storied career, including the infamous 1971 game where he threw a no-hitter while under the influence of LSD.

Produced by Jason Hehir
Correspondent: Bob Costas
Original Air Date: August 12, 2005

COUNTDOWN TO PACQUIAO-MORALES III: The Grand Finale
This HBO Sports special features fighter profiles, expert analysis and forecasts for the third and tie-breaking chapter in the Las Vegas showdown between super featherweight rivals Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales.

Produced by Margaret Grossi
Original Air Date: November 11, 2006

JOE BUCK LIVE: Floyd Mayweather and Michael Strahan
Introductory sizzle reel for their appearance as a panelist.

Produced by Gabriel Spitzer
Original Air Date: December 8, 2009
JOE BUCK LIVE: Pedro Martinez
Introductory sizzle reel for his appearance as a panelist.

Produced by Jake Rosenwasser
Original Air Date: December 8, 2009
JOE BUCK LIVE: Brian Westbrook and Brian Urlacher
Introductory sizzle reel for their appearance as a panelist.

Produced by Rahul Rohatgi
Original Air Date: December 8, 2009

Promos and Teases
Numerous promos and teases for HBO and Cinemax, including:
  • Sopranos Web Chat with Jamie-Lynn Sigler
  • Black History Month
  • Various Monthly Movie Premieres
  • Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
  • Various others

 

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VH1

2003-2013

BEHIND THE MUSIC: LL Cool J
The hip hop legend talks about his 30+ year career in the spotlight. From the horrific events he witnessed as a child to his emergence as a street legend and later his rise to international fame through his music and acting career, James Todd Smith share his highs, his lows and his hopes for the future.
Produced by Mary Wharton
Original Air Date:  June 16, 2013
BEHIND THE MUSIC: Enrique Iglesias
The pop star discusses his Trans-Atlantic childhood. his meteoric transformation from Spanish heartthrob to international superstar and even his notoriously guarded private life, including the complicated relationship with his celebrity father and his decade-long love affair with tennis beauty Anna Kournikova.
Produced by Mary Wharton
Original Air Date:  July 30, 2011
BEHIND THE MUSIC: Fantasia
Singer Fantasia Barrino chronicles her rise to fame as the 2004 American Idol winner and reveals the struggles she has overcome before and after her success.
Produced by Brian Meere
Original Air Date:  August 24, 2010
BEHIND THE MUSIC: DMX
Troubled hip hop star DMX traces his journey from an abused juvenile delinquent to an iconic voice of the streets.
Produced by Jennifer Wagman
Original Air Date: June 7, 2010
BEHIND THE MUSIC: P!nk
The pop star comes to grips with the demons that haunted her youth and shares how she transformed herself from an angst-ridden teenager to a thoughtful and expressive songwriting superstar.
Produced by Jennifer Wagman
Original Air Date: September 17, 2009

THE FABULOUS LIFE of Victoria and David Beckham
A peek at the excesses and extravagances of the U.K.’s most celebrated bride and groom. From the soccer star’s $3M car collection to the Spice Girl’s $22,000 gowns to the power couple’s $9M home known as Beckingham Palace – Posh and Becks seemingly have it all.
Produced by Nomi Ernst
Original Air Date: October 8, 2003
THE FABULOUS LIFE of Hot Young Pop Stars
From caviar-laced shampoo for their virgin hair extensions to $21,000 cell phones to fleets of luxury cars, today’s young stars get whatever they want.
Produced by Jennifer Usdan
Original Air Date: September 1, 2003
THE FABULOUS LIFE of Britney Spears
The series premiere takes a look at the lavish lifestyle of the pop princess, from her use of private jets for coffee runs to her six-thousand-dollar hair cuts to her $4.5M Louisiana mansion.
Produced by Richard Brenner
Original Air Date: June 17, 2003

DRIVEN: LL Cool J
Family, friends and colleagues discuss the life of James Todd Smith, better known as LL Cool J, and share tales about a sweet-nautred boy living with his grandparents in Queens who transformed himself into a street-wise teenager with a talent for rhyming and later a media superstar with Grammy Awards and starring roles in Hollywood blockbusters.
Produced by Sarah Girgis
Original Air Date: October 14, 2006
DRIVEN: Outkast
The friends and family of Andre Benjamin and Antwan Patton, A.K.A. Andre3000 and Big Boi, reveal how a friendly rivalry between two polar opposites lifted the duo to the pinnacle of hip hop, where their continual reinvention helped this innovative pair reshape the landscape of hip hop.
Produced by Sarah Girgis
Original Air Date: October 14, 2006
DRIVEN: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Friends and family provide insight about the life and career of the young race car driver, from his early days on the street stock car circuit to his struggles coping with the high expectations of a mega-contract to his intense professional rivalry with his legendary father and the pain he endured after Dale Sr.’s tragic death on the track.
Produced by Jennifer Winston
Original Air Date: February 13, 2004

When MELROSE PLACE Ruled The World
The cast and crew of the 1990s primetime soap opera take a look back at the show’s influence on pop culture, revisit episode plot lines and share behind-the-scenes stories.
Produced by Min Lee
Original Air Date: October 2, 2004
When KISS Ruled The World
All four of the founding members of KISS reunite to share their memories of the greatest moments in “KISS-tory.” Gene, Paul, Peter and Ace intimately chronicle the band’s successes and downfalls, as well as the group’s influence on their fans and the entire music community through their over-the-top looks and wild antics.
Produced by Sarah Girgis
Original Air Date: July 24, 2004

BLACK IN THE 80s: Color TV
Part of a three-hour series celebrating the advancements African-Americans made in pop culture during the 1980s, this episode explores the achievements in the world of television. While the popular Black SitComs that emerged in the 1970s were pioneering in their own way, the shows still relied on old stereotypes and a tone that was both mocking and racially insensitive. The 80s transcended this trend by introducing a new crop of influential black faces on TV, including news anchors, talk show hosts and popular commercial endorsers. Perhaps most notably, by the end of the decade serious dramatic programs centered around black characters began to appear, allowing non-comedic black entertainment to take root in mainstream America. The advancements witnessed during the decade were remarkable and paved the way for even more impactful progress in the 1990s.
Produced by Sarah Girgis
Original Air Date: February 3, 2005
ALL ACCESS: Making Michael Jackson's 'This Is It'
A behind the scenes look at The King of Pop’s rehearsals and preparations, including footage and bonus material from ‘This Is It’ – the theatrically-released film that documented his 2009 comeback tour.
Produced by Brad Bernstein
Original Air Date: January 23, 2010
40 Funniest Fails III
A look at some of the biggest human failings around; captured on video and ridiculed by comics Jared Logan and Michelle Buteau.
Produced by Riley McCormick and Lauren Smith
Original Air Date: January 4, 2014
Dr. Drew's Celebrity Addiction Special
Dr. Drew, the renowned addiction specialist, examines the root causes of celebrity addiction, the reasons behind its rise and why Hollywood is one of the toughest places to get clean.
Produced by Jon Rubin
Original Air Date: June 5, 2008
Hollywood Secrets Revealed: Movie Screw-Ups
An examination of some notorious bloopers and blunders in feature films. From disappearing props to historical inaccuracies to visible crew members to tongue-tied actors, Hollywood movies are rife with flubs.
Produced by Sarah Girgis
Original Air Date: June 26, 2005
Hollywood Secrets Revealed: Love Scenes Exposed
A behind-the-scenes look at how Hollywood’s steamiest love scenes are filmed. What appears to be hot and sexy on the silver screen is actually many tedious hours of choreographed, awkwardly staged encounters performed in front of dozens of crew members.
Produced by Sarah Girgis
Original Air Date: June 26, 2005

 

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CBS

1999-2017

 

CBS SPECIALS

9/11
French filmmakers Jules and Gideon Naudet started out making a documentary about a rookie firefighter in New York City and ended up capturing one of the most disastrous days in American history.

Hosted by: Robert DeNiro
Produced by: Tom Forman
Original Air Date: March 10, 2002
PRINCESS DIANA: Her Life - Her Death - The Truth
This special, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the death of the Princess of Wales, examines who she was and what really happened the night she died. The presentation includes an update on the life of her sons, William and Harry, and how they continue to carry out Diana’s charitable work as part of her legacy.

Hosted by: Gayle King
Produced by: Anthony Venditti and Jamie Stolz
Original Air Date: May 22, 2017
MARY TYLER MOORE: Love Is All Around
This obituary special for the influential actress chronicled her career, including a video essay on her wide-ranging impact.

Narrated by: Gayle King
Produced by: Jamie Stolz
Original Air Date: January 26, 2017
DAVID LETTERMAN: A Life In Television
This 90-minute tribute special explored the many facets of the comic legend, including a segment on Dave’s television family, from Biff to Paul to the numerous crew members and even Dave’s own mother.

Hosted by: Ray Romano
Produced by: Mary Murphy
Original Air Date: May 4, 2015
SURVIVOR: Back From Africa
Contestants from the smash reality series return home and discuss their adventures in Africa.  Segment includes profiles of flamboyant bartender Brandon Quinton, determined grandmother Kim Johnson and eventual champion Ethan Zohn.

Produced by: Elliot Kirschner
Original Air Date: January 17, 2002

 

CBS SPORTS

The NFL Today
Roll-Ins and Bumps for coverage of weekly NFL games and post-season football

Original Air Dates: September 2012 to January 2013
Road To The Final Four
Roll-Ins, Bumps and Packages, as well as a feature on legendary coach Pat Summitt’s fight with Alzheimer’s, for the Men’s Elite Eight and Final Four coverage.

Original Air Dates: March-April 2013

 

CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD

Unwrapped
A look at the iconic candy maker Tootsie Roll and their very secretive corporate ways.

Produced by Alan Golds
Correspondent: Nancy Giles
Original Air Date: January 5, 2014
TechnoClaus '13
A thinly-disguised David Pogue offers up gadgets and gizmos that’ll sparkle under the tree.

Produced by Ayesha Siddiqi
Correspondent: David Pogue
Original Air Date: December 22, 2013
Sale!
A look at how the prevalence of discount shopping has impacted the retail sales industry and made paying full price for anything a questionable move by consumers.

Produced by Jon Carras
Correspondent: Mark Strassman
Original Air Date: December 15, 2013
Dallas 1963
A look at the impact felt by the city of Dallas 50 years after JFK’s assassination. Prominent Dallasites remember that fateful day and how the city reeled in the aftermath. They explain how a commemorative museum was established and bring back the special collection of art assembled specifically for the Kennedy’s hotel room during their visit.

Produced by Mary Lou Teel
Correspondent: Mo Rocca
Original Air Date: November 17, 2013
In Good Company
A profile of the American outdoor clothing company Woolrich and how their garments, which they began making in 1830, can be seen throughout American history.

Produced by David Rothman
Correspondent: Seth Doane
Original Air Date: July 8, 2012
Sunday Journal: Prince Harry On Tour
A review of the week Britain’s Prince Harry spent traveling in the Caribbean and South American to promote the 60th anniversary of his Grandmother’s rise to the throne.

Produced by Meggie Miao
Correspondent: Seth Doane
Original Air Date: March 11, 2012
Ted Danson Q&A
A profile of actor and activist Ted Danson who discusses his career, his love and his family.

Produced by Doug Smith
Correspondent: Rita Braver
Original Air Date: December 11, 2011
Matt Damon
Actor and activist Matt Damon talks about living in New York, his charitable organization Water.org, and his career, from an early showdown with Harvey Weinstein to his current role in the remake of “True Grit.”

Produced by Amiel Weisfogel
Correspondent: Harry Smith
Original Air Date: December 19, 2010
Step In Time
Comic legend Dick Van Dyke still sings and dances on stage, even at age 85. In this profile, the song-and-dance man shares his memories of more than six decades under the spotlight, from his Broadway breakthrough in the hit “Bye Bye Birdie” to his roles in celebrated films like “Mary Poppins” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” to his iconic sitcom, “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”

Produced by Mary Lou Teel
Correspondent: Rita Braver
Original Air Date: December 12, 2010
Pipe Dream
The Bad Boy of the pipe organ, Cameron Carpenter is the first solo organist in history to be nominated for a Grammy Award and brings a style of showmanship to the pipes with his glittering white shirts and his sequined shoes.

Produced by John D’Amelio
Correspondent: Tracy Smith
Original Air Date: December 5, 2010
On The Hunt
Traipsing through the hills of California while foraging for delicate fungi can yield lucrative returns on the organic mushroom market…provided you don’t select a poisonous one of course.

Produced by Ed Forgotson
Correspondent: Serena Altschul
Original Air Date: November 23, 2008
Conventional Wisdom
On the day before the Democratic National Convention in Denver, a look at political conventions past and present, from the good to the bad to the baffling.

Produced by N/A
Correspondent: Bob Schieffer
Original Air Date: Aug 24, 2008
A Funny Thing
Mexican-American comic George Lopez endured a painful childhood growing up in California, but his experiences helped shape his popular stand-up routine which paved the way for him to live the American Dream.

Produced by Jason Sacca
Correspondent: Ben Tracy
Original Air Date: Aug 10 2008
Cover Story: Fingerprints
Fingerprints are often thought of as indisputable evidence. However, recent studies show that print are not nearly as reliable as we assume – sometimes even putting the innocent behind bars.

Produced by N/A
Correspondent: Erin Moriarty
Original Air Date: May 4, 2008
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Produced by Mary Lou Teel
Correspondent: N/A
Original Air Date: April 2008
The High Life
Rock music legend Steve Winwood shares memories of his life and career while walking the grounds of his 16th century country estate. From the moment he emerged as a child prodigy to time spent in The Spencer Davis Group, Blind Faith, Traffic and his own solo career, Winwood has always found a way to survive a lifelong tension between commercial and artistic success.

Produced by Jason Sacca and Catherine Kim
Correspondent: Mark Phillips
Original Air Date: March 11, 2008
Divorce
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Produced by N/A
Correspondent: N/A
Original Air Date: February 2008
Rules of Engagement
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Produced by N/A
Correspondent: N/A
Original Air Date: February 2008
Church and State
A look at the origins of religious freedom in America.

Produced by N/A
Correspondent: Martha Teichner
Original Air Date: December 2008
Keira Knightley
Profile of the British actress who discusses her childhood, her weight and her so-called ‘wonky’ teeth, as well as stories about her career, from her breakthrough film “Bend It Like Beckham” to the smashing success of “Pirates of the Caribbean” to her latest feature, “Atonement.”

Produced by N/A
Correspondent: Tracy Smith
Original Air Date: December 2007
The Envelope Please
With the 80s smash Broadway musical “Dreamgirls” now a hit movie, including an Oscar nod for Jennifer Hudson’s portrayal of the character “Effie,” the original Dreamgirl Jennifer Holliday recalls her experiences playing the role and how the Broadway production shaped her life and career.

Produced by N/A
Correspondent: Russ Mitchell
Original Air Date: February 25, 2007
Money Talks
A look at The Man Behind The Mad Money Madness.  Wall Street legend Jim Cramer shares what makes him tick, the origins of his TV zaniness and some secrets to financial success.

Produced by N/A
Correspondent: Rita Braver
Original Air Date: Feb 18. 2007
Cover Story: Muppet Diplomacy
A look at the international impact of the legendary children’s television program “Sesame Street” and the role its border crossings have had on American stature abroad.

Produced by N/A
Correspondent: Martha Teichner
Original Air Date: December 10, 2006
Dining In The Dark
A new culinary trend is seen, or not seen, at the Los Angeles restaurant Opaque, where patrons dine in a completely dark environment in an attempt to heighten the senses…and boost dry cleaning bills.

Produced by N/A
Correspondent: Bill Geist
Original Air Date: December 3, 2006
Buzz!!
A look at the surging demand for energy drinks. Filled with caffeine, sugar and exotic ingredients, this product is in the midst of what marketers call a “bevolution.” Led by Red Bull and its sponsorship of extreme sports, the business is highlighted by outrageous names like Liquid Blow, Go Girl, Pimp Juice, Cocaine and the Lil Jon produced Crunk. The 3.4 billion dollar market is expected to double within the year.

Produced by Anthony Laudato
Correspondent: Russ Mitchell
Original Air Date: November 19, 2006
Short Order Cooks
A profile of short-order cooks and the kitchen chaos they manage on a daily basis in some of America’s busiest restaurants.

Produced by Steve Glauber
Correspondent: Cynthia Bowers
Original Air Date: November 19, 2006
Talkin' Turkey
A behind-the-scenes look at how Gourmet Magazine selects and shoots the turkey for the cover of its Thanksgiving issue.

Produced by Judith Hole
Correspondent: Martha Teichner
Original Air Date: November 12. 2006
Hand To Hand
A profile of the Roshambo Winery in California and its annual championship tournament for the classic game of Rock-Paper-Scissors.

Produced by Alan Golds
Correspondent: John Blackstone
Original Air Date: July 30, 2006
Social Kissing
When to kiss, how to kiss or even whether or not to kiss in the first place – a look at the etiquette of kissing in social situations.

Produced by Mary Lou Teel
Correspondent: Charles Osgood
Original Air Date: June 11, 2006
The Willard Hotel
For decades, Washington’s historic Willard Hotel, located just a few blocks from the White House, has been a favorite haunt for potentates, politicians and Presidents. From Mark Twain and Abraham Lincoln to Buffalo Bill and John F. Kennedy, everyone has loved the Willard…yet it was almost torn down. A history of the venerable hotel and its remarkable rescue.

Produced by Brian Healy
Correspondent: Susan Spencer
Original Air Date: June 4, 2006
Handle With C.A.R.E.
Remembering the original CARE package, a program initiated by the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe in the wake of World War II. Americans sent food relief to Europeans who were at risk of starvation following the war. Today, CARE has a new name and continues to support rescue and relief work around the world.

Produced by Judith Hole
Correspondent: Rita Braver
Original Air Date: May 28, 2006
Leaps & Bounds
Lt. Col. Andrew Lourake flies White House and congressional leaders around the world — all while wearing a computer-driven prosthetic leg. Enormous strides have been made with a new generation of artificial hands, wrists, arms and legs, as seen by a visit to the factory where today’s limbs are made, the laboratory where tomorrow’s limbs are being developed and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center where hundreds of injured soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan make use of the technology.

Produced by Brian Healy
Correspondent: Bob Orr
Original Air Date: May 21, 2006
Uphill Battle
A profile of Ralph Green, a one-legged man who grew up in a Brooklyn housing project and now trains on the posh slopes of Vail, Colorado in his quest to become a Paralympic champion in ski racing.

Produced by Jason Sacca
Correspondent: Serena Altschul
Original Air Date: March 5, 2006
WINNER OF 2007 EDWARD R. MURROW AWARD
The President from Plains
A profile on former President Jimmy Carter and his life in his hometown of Plains, Georgia – where he’s simply known as Jimmy. While at home, Carter pursues hobbies like woodworking, winemaking and oil painting. But on the road, his attention turns towards his true passion – charitable work. Domestically, he is a high profile proponent of the house-building organization “Habitat for Humanity.” And internationally, his own Carter Center promotes democracy, human rights, economic development and health in impoverished regions around the globe.

Produced by Brian Healy
Correspondent: Rita Braver
Original Air Date: January 29, 2006
Well Heeled
A profile of the Italian shoe business started by the legendary Salvatore Ferragamo, now run by his wife, children and grandchildren, who have expanded their operations to include handbags, clothing, boutique hotels, a village resort and a vineyard which produces a popular wine, Il Borro.

Produced by Catherine Kim
Correspondent: Rita Braver
Original Air Date: January 16, 2005
Naming Drugs
An analysis of how pharmaceutical companies derive names for their various new drugs, including an over-reliance on made-up names that include the letters ‘x’ and ‘z.’

Produced by N/A
Correspondent: N/A
Original Air Date: 2004
The Money Rules
A booming economy over the past decade has renewed interest and focus on how our government establishes guidelines for U.S. currency.

Produced by N/A
Correspondent: N/A
Original Air Date: 2004
Millionaires
The millionaire of American folklore is not what it used to be. A look at the changing societal assessment of what it means to have a million bucks.

Produced by N/A
Correspondent: N/A
Original Air Date: 2004
Medicare
An overview of the big changes coming Medicare recipients and the impact they may deliver.

Produced by N/A
Correspondent: N/A
Original Air Date: 2004
Romance Novels
A brief walk through the history of literature’s classic guilty pleasure.

Produced by N/A
Correspondent: N/A
Original Air Date: 2003
Sofia Coppola
A profile of the young film director, the offspring of Hollywood royalty, and her new movie: LOST IN TRANSLATION.

Produced by N/A
Correspondent: Martha Teichner
Original Air Date: 2003
Peace On Earth
With Bob Hope’s recent passing, this piece served as a celebration of the Hollywood legend’s USO tours. When the comedian gave a show at Lai Khe in Vietnam during Christmas time in 1969, a young military photographer named Bill Geist was in the audience and shares his recollections.

Produced by: Estelle Popkin
Correspondent: Bill Geist
Original Air Date: August 3, 2003
Diane Von Furstenberg
The reborn fashion legend discusses her roller coaster career, starting with her famous wrap dress, bridged by her stint on QVC and ending with her new James Bond inspired new fashion line. She also shares her thoughts on a family life that includes a romance with best friend turned husband Barry Diller and a professional relationship with her son Alex’s wife Alex.

Produced by Jim McLaughlin
Correspondent: Rita Braver
Original Air Date: July 20, 2003
Commentary: Music
A look at the impact made by music in our pop culture. And in ourselves.

Produced by Bianca Strul
Correspondent: Nancy Giles
Original Air Date: February 23, 2003
Donkey Basketball
On the day of the NBA’s All-Star Game, a look at a basketball league where the participants are expected to be asses.

Produced by Amy Rosner
Correspondent: Bill Geist
Original Air Date: February 9, 2003
Founding Father
An African-American woman traces her roots to a fair-skinned slave named West Ford, who she claims is the illegitimate son of George Washington and a slave named Venus, who was owned by Washington’s brother.

Produced by Tanya Simon
Correspondent: Troy Roberts
Original Air Date: February 27, 2000

 

48 HOURS

MURDER IN BEVERLY HILLS
An update on the stranger-than-fiction tale of Robert Durst, the New York multimillionaire who is suspected of 3 different murders in 3 different states over 2 decades. Durst goes on trial next week in California for the murder of his friend Susan Berman.

Produced by Chuck Stevenson
Correspondent: Erin Moriarty
Original Air Date: February 11, 2017
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Two sisters, whose mother was murdered nearly two decades earlier by their stepfather, once again face the prospect of the killer going free. A look at the parole process through the eyes of a grieving family members.

Produced by Marcie Spencer
Correspondent: Tracy Smith
Original Air Date: January 5, 2017
FATHER AND SON: The Verdict
An update on the case of of a Utah scientist who appeared to commit suicide – until her teenage son discovered she may have been killed by his father.

Produced by Marcie Spencer
Correspondent: Susan Spencer
Original Air Date: May 9, 2015
THE ACCIDENTAL HUSBAND
When Harold Henthorn’s second wife died under mysterious circumstances, much like his first wife 17 years earlier, investigators began to take a closer look at both deaths…and were shocked by what they discovered.

Produced by Ruth Chenetz
Correspondent: Peter Van Sant
Original Air Date: April 4, 2015
KISS OF DEATH AND THE GOOGLE EXEC
The mysterious death of a Google executive and his last night with an exotic beauty,catpured on video aboard his high-end yacht, leads to a criminal investigation and court case in California.

Produced by Allen Alter
Correspondent: Maureen Maher
Original Air Date: January 24, 2015
SECRETS OF THE WELL TWO: Cold Case Clay
Georgia criminal investigator Clay Bryant, also known as “Cold Case Clay,” investigates two separate and unsolved murders with some strange similarities – both bodies had been found in wells.

Produced by Anthony Batson
Correspondent: Susan Spencer
Original Air Date: March 5, 2005
RESCUED FROM THE SHADOWS: Sex Slaves (Act 4 and Act 6)
An undercover investigation of the billion dollar business of trafficking young girls and the shadowy underworld within; a world that makes it easy to purchase a human being as a sex slave, even in the United States.

Produced by Miguel Sancho
Correspondent: Peter Van Sant
Original Air Date: February 26, 2005
EXTREMELY PERFECT: Wayne Knight
Through roles in SeinfeldBasic Instinct and Jurassic Park, actor Wayne Knight found fame as the “fat guy.” Today, after losing nearly 100 pounds the old fashioned way – diet and exercise – he now worries whether he’ll remain successful as a thin man.

Produced by Gail Zimmerman
Correspondent: Susan Spencer
Original Air Date: March 5, 2004
FOR LOVE OR MONEY: Hard Evidence
Celeste Beard conspires, with her lesbian lover, to murder her wealthy husband.

Produced by Loen Kelley
Correspondent: Peter Van Sant
Original Air Date: May 14, 2003
AFTER THE FALL: Fog of War
After the first month of the Iraq War, American soldiers discuss the experience and the potentials hazards of PTSD.

Produced by Peter Doyle
Correspondent: Richard Schlesinger
Original Air Date: April 11, 2003
ELIZABETH'S JOURNEY HOME: Where's Molly?
The return of Elizabeth Smart, a kidnapped teen from Salt Lake City, inspires another family, the Bish’s, to keep hope alive over the return of their own missing daugther, Molly.

Produced by Miguel Sancho and Lisa Freed
Correspondent: Susan Spencer
Original Air Date: March 14, 2003
TROUBLE NEXT DOOR: Better Homes and Gardens/Junk Man
A Florida man upsets his neighbors by keeping a collection of junk in his front yard and wards off the authorities with claims of First Amendment protection.

Produced by Paul Ryan
Correspondent: Bill Lagattuta
Original Air Date: April 29, 2002
TROUBLE NEXT DOOR: Keeping The Peace
A profile of the nation’s first “Livability Court” in Charleston, South Carolina.

Produced by Peter Henderson and Elena DiFiore
Correspondent: Peter Van Sant
Original Air Date: April 29, 2002
TWIN MIRACLES (Act 1 and Act 5)
An expectant Colorado couple finds out they will have conjoined twins and must decide whether or not to separate them.

Produced by Mary Noonan
Correspondent: Jane Clayson
Original Air Date: December 7, 2001
SAFE AT HOME: Children of War
Survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing share coping strategies with those affected by the recent terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

Produced by Marc Goldbaum
Correspondent: Steve Hartman
Original Air Date: October 5, 2001
MURDER THEY WROTE: Murder In Spokane (Act 4)
Infamous LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman details the murders of 22 prostitutes in a 2 year period in Spokane, WA – a case which leads to the arrest of serial killer Robert Lee Yates.

Produced by Randy Martin
Correspondent: Harold Dow
Original Air Date: February 15, 2002
MURDER THEY WROTE: The End of the Dream (Acts 1-6)
True crime writer Ann Rule chronicles the saga of Scott Scurlock, a slick adrenaline junkie whose 1996 bank robbery was the biggest in U.S. history.

Produced by Peter Doyle
Correspondent: Susan Spencer
Original Air Date: July 27, 2001
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION SPECIAL: Historical Conventions
Celebrated author and political commentator Gore Vidal, former political beat writer turned Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas and others discuss the rich history of American political conventions, from the four conventions of 1860 to the 1948 Dixiecrat Revolt to the 1968 Yippie protests and on to modern times.

Produced by Marcie Spencer
Correspondent: Mark Phillips
Original Air Date: August 14, 2000
CITIZEN JANE: Source of Hope (Act 4)
Senior Citizen Jane Alexander heads a group that helps families of murder victims solve their cases.

Produced by Joe Halderman
Correspondent: Bill Lagattuta
Original Air Date: May 18, 2000
WHO KILLED THESE GIRLS?: They Want Answers (Act 1) and Justice For All (Act 6)
In 1991, four teen-age girls were murdered in a Texas yogurt shop. No one was convicted. Now police say they have the culprits.

Produced by Peter Henderson
Correspondent: Erin Moriarty
Original Air Date: April 13, 2000
INVISIBLE KILLERS: Nowhere To Hide
>A simple visit to the county fair ends tragically and scars a family forever when a contaminated drink of water infects their young daughter with a fatal strain of e-coli bacteria.

Produced by Tom Forman
Correspondent: Peter Van Sant
Original Air Date: March 2, 2000
INVISIBLE KILLERS: Touchy Subject
Tuscon microbiologist Charles Gerba, a.k.a. Dr. Germ, demonstrates how everyday places, from our playgrounds to our kitchens, are heavily contaminated with dangerous bacteria.

Produced by Tom Forman
Correspondent: Peter Van Sant
Original Air Date: March 2, 2000
THE PERFECT CHILD: Hard Landing
An American couple adopts two children from a Russian orphanage, only to see their lives take a difficult turn when one of the children, a nine-year-old girl, has deep emotional problems.

Produced by Patty Aronofsky
Correspondent: Troy Roberts
Original Air Date: February 10, 2000
AFRAID OF OUR CHILDREN: Attachment Therapy
Attachment Therapy, also known as Holding Therapy, is an alternative mental health intervention intended to treat attachment disorders in children. The treatment is used primarily with fostered or adopted children who have severe behavioral difficulties ascribed to an inability to attach to their new caregivers because of suppressed rage due to past maltreatment or abandonment. In this controversial method, a child is firmly held down by therapists or caregivers under the theory that such restraint and confrontation will produce cathartic responses in the child.

Produced by N/A
Correspondent: N/A
Original Air Date: December 1999
GAMBLING WITH YOUR LIFE: Melanie's Story (Act 1 and Act 3)
Television news anchor Melanie Morgan struggles with her addiction to gambling and risks losing her family and career.

Produced by Paul LaRosa
Correspondent: Troy Roberts
Original Air Date: October 26, 1999
STORM OF THE CENTURY: To The Rescue
Special broadcast on Hurricane Floyd details the dangers of working on rescue crews.

Produced by Paul Ryan
Correspondent: Richard Schlesinger
Original Air Date: September 16, 1999
48 HOURS ADVENTURES: Race To Freedom
Updated story about the struggles of former Olympian Louis Zamperini, who became a POW in Japan during World War II…only to return to the Land of The Rising Sun for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, where he seeks out his former captors.

Produced by Paul Ryan
Correspondent: Bob Simon
Original Air Date: September 14, 1999
48 HOURS ADVENTURES: On The Edge Of Your Seat
Updated segments about thrill-seekers, including stories on sky divers, a Hollywood stunt woman, a circus cannonballer and a land luger.

Produced by Paul Ryan
Correspondents: Randall Pinkston, Susan Spencer and Dan Rather
Original Air Date: August 31, 1999
48 HOURS ADVENTURES: Animal Magnetism
Updated segments about animals; including stories on the danger of keeping lions as pets (“Killer Cats”), the mysteries deep beneath the sea (“Diving Bell”), the battle to save endangered wild cats (“Cheetahs”), a glider pilot leads the migration for a flock of birds (“Fly Away”), a woman’s quest to help the orangutan in Indonesia (“Birute”) and a species of wolf comes to the brink of extinction (“Wolves”).

Produced by: Keith Greenberg
Correspondents: Richard Schlesinger, Dan Rather, Peter Van Sant, Jennifer Laird, Russ Mitchell and Jim Stewart
Original Air Date: July 20, 1999

 

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Indie Films

1997-2014

Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (Additional Editor)
This feature-length documentary explores the meteoric rise, and fall, of the post-war children’s book author and illustrator, Tomi Ungerer. The film depicts his wild, lifelong adventure of testing societal boundaries through the use of subversive art by blending traditional documentary storytelling with original animation created from the renegade’s 70 year portfolio.

An Official Selection of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

Directed by Brad Bernstein
Corner of the Cave Media
2012
Dungeons & Dragons: A Documentary
This indie documentary tells the unexpectedly complicated tale behind the first massively successful role-playing game, and the lost fortunes and friendships that came with its rise to prominence.

Directed by Anthony Savini
Westpaw Films
2014
Dawn's Early Light
This short tells the story of a bigoted, Southern sheriff on the eve of a civil rights march in his town, circa 1967.

Directed by Paul Mollan
West Eggert Place Productions
2005
The Great Pretender
A short narrative centered on an underachiever who seizes the day on his 30th birthday.

Directed by Paul Mollan
West Eggert Place Productions
1998
Fieldwork
After their father’s death, two aging brothers fight over the future of their family farm.

Directed by Scott Hanson
Arch Elm Films
1997
Neighborhoods (First Assistant Editor)
In this comedy-drama feature set on the South side of Boston, an intellectual struggles to find the balance between his working class roots and the new world of academia he now inhabits.

Directed by Dennis Lehane
1997

 

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PBS

2009-2011

 

NOVA: This Emotional Life - Family, Friends & Lovers (Episode One)
A three-part series that weaves together the compelling personal stories of ordinary people with the latest scientific research, along with revealing comments from celebrities, in order to explore how we can improve our social relationships, learn to cope with depression and anxiety and become more positive and resilient individuals.

Produced by Jesse Sweet, Sabin Streeter and Alexis Bloom
Original Air Date: January 2010
(a co-production between WGBH, Kunhardt McGee Productions and Vulcan Productions)

 

 

Brian Manning Interview
In his first public interview, Brian Manning – the father of accused WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning – discusses his son’s pending charges and incarceration.

Produced by Marcela Gaviria and Martin Smith
Correspondent: Martin Smith
Original Air Date: March 10, 2011
8 Years On
 A snapshot of an American Army Captain’s mission in Afghanistan on the 8th anniversary of the Afghan War.

Produced by Marcela Gaviria and Martin Smith
Correspondent: Martin Smith
Original Air Date: October 7, 2009

 

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Sundance Channel

2008

SEX: The Revolution - Do Your Thing (Episode Three)
Using rare archival footage, classic cultural clips, iconic music and provocative interviews, this four-hour series traces sexual behavior in America from The Kinsey Report through the onset of AIDS. The third installment, “Do Your Thing,” focuses on the wild, sexual independence of the 1970s, a decade that saw the country’s norms and laws continue to veer away from a foundation rooted in 1950s repression. As the alliance of sex and drugs crept into the mainstream, Americans also witnessed the rise of feminism, the onset of the gay rights movement, the emergence of swinger culture and the openly popular pornography industry, as well as the dawn of a brewing backlash to all of it.

Produced by Richard Lowe
Original Air Date: May 14, 2008
(This series was a co-production with VH1 and Perry Films)
SEX: The Revolution - Tainted Love (Episode Four)
The final installment in the series, “Tainted Love,” chronicles the end of the sexual revolution as a return to conservative values rose during the Reagan era and the emergence of a deadly new disease curtailed the promiscuity of the last two decades.

Produced by Richard Lowe
Original Air Date: May 15, 2008
(This series was a co-production with VH1 and Perry Films)

 

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Retro Report

2014

PICKING A WINNER: The 1998 NFL Draft
The 1998 NFL draft featured two elite college quarterbacks, Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf. These players were judged with a blend of physical and psychological testing, background checks and the gut instincts of proven NFL scouts. Two teams, the Colts and the Chargers, thought they had secured their future stars. Only one of them was proven to be correct. Why does a billion dollar industry with advanced metrics in nearly every area of operation continue to have a spotty track record when it comes to the player draft?

Produced by Jonathan Gruber
Original Premiere Date: May 5, 2014
Distributed by The New York Times

 

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Esquire Network

2014-2015

Friday Night Tykes
A series looking at the high stakes of youth football in Texas. Edited numerous scenes and segments for Season 2.

Produced by Matt Marantz and David Swartz
Original Air Date: January 20, 2015
A production of 441 Productions

 

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Animal Planet

1999-2015

SAVED: Pali
In the pilot episode of this new series, a drug-addicted homeless woman, Pali Boucher, finds personal salvation through her dog, Leadbelly.

Produced by Brad Bernstein
Original Air Date: November 14, 2011
(a production of Picture Shack Entertainment)
SAVED: Little Hero
Among the last photographs taken of Justin Rollins, an American soldier killed in Iraq, were pictures of his unit with a litter of puppies. This is the incredible story of how his grieving family and girlfriend fought through red tape and illogical logistics to bring one of those puppies back to America as a symbolic way to remember Justin.

Produced by Brad Bernstein
Original Air Date: November 14, 2011
(a production of Picture Shack Entertainment)

 

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Fuse

2009-2010

ON THE RECORD WITH FUSE: Foo Fighters
Host Toure discusses the band’s life and career with singer/guitarist Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Produced by Shawna Foster
Original Air Date: December 1, 2009

 

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The Learning Channel

2005-2006

WHILE YOU WERE OUT: The Room of Sensations
The WYWO crew develops a room to entertain and delight the senses of a blind couple in Austin, Texas.

Produced by Jackie Raphael
Original Air Date: February 4, 2006
WHILE YOU WERE OUT: Ode To Gas Past
A large barn in Ramona, California is redesigned with a retro gas station theme while the crew’s two carpenters compete for The Golden Carpenter Award.

Produced by Jackie Raphael
Original Air Date: November 26, 2005
WHILE YOU WERE OUT: Brew It Up, Baby
The basement of a homebrew aficionado in San Francisco is transformed into an English-style pub.

Produced by Todd Broder
Original Air Date: October 28, 2005
WHILE YOU WERE OUT: Novocaine for the Soul
University of Southern California dental students redesign the community room in their fraternity, Delta Sigma Delta, in order to impress their house advisor.

Produced by Julian Locke
Original Air Date: October 3, 2005
WHILE YOU WERE OUT: Viva Larchmont
With the help of both children and parents, an empty and drab lot next to a charter school in West Hollywood is transformed into a magical playground, complete with an incredible – and ambitious – three-tiered deck.

Produced by Julian Locke
Original Air Date: September 21, 2005

 

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A&E Network

2001

BIOGRAPHY: Jerry Falwell - Minister of Morals
The Reverend Jerry Falwell rose to regional prominence as a popular televangelist and the founder of Liberty University. He later reached much greater heights nationally after founding a Christian political organization called the Moral Majority. His mixture of religion and politics, while controversial, provided the preacher with unprecedented influence and access, including meetings with President Reagan. His supporters praise his advancement of a socially conservative agenda while his detractors identify him as an agent of intolerance. Commentators include Pat Robertson, Geraldo Rivera and Larry Flynt, among others.

Produced by Ann Dean
Original Air Date: November 7, 2001
BIOGRAPHY: Greg Louganis - The Biggest Challenge
The Olympic champion diver shares memories of his life and career, from his struggles facing discrimination as a young boy to winning four gold medals after bashing his head during the Seoul Olympics to coming out of the closet in a less gay-friendly era. Family, friends and colleagues talk about his determination and courage, which have helped Louganis face private challenges from depression to abusive relationships to HIV.

Produced by Randy Martin
Original Air Date: April 16, 2001

 

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FYI Network

2014

FYI: A First Look
This preview of the newly launched network FYI includes sneak peaks at series including Epic Meal Empire, Tiny House Nation, Born To Style, The Feed, Lost In Love, Married At First Sight, World Food Championship, Best in Bridal and Rowhouse Nation.

Hosted by Max Silvestri
Produced by Bernie Kaminski and Tara Althoff
Original Air Date: July 7, 2014

 

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Discovery Health Network

2003

SNIPER: Psychological Crossfire
This program featured an investigation of the psychological impact felt in the surrounding communities after the Beltway sniper attacks in October 2002 and examined pre-trial assessments on the mental health of John Allen Muhammad and his accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo, who killed ten people over a three week period.

Produced by Pat Cook
Original Air Date: April 2003

 

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History Channel

2000

THE 20TH CENTURY WITH MIKE WALLACE: Technology Out of Control
A historical overview of industrial accidents where technological advances have led to tragedy, including a 1976 chemical plant explosion in Italy, the 1979 nuclear meltdown at Three Mile Island, a 1984 gas leak in India and the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

Produced by Mike Joseloff
Correspondent: Mike Wallace
Original Air Date: December 6, 2000

 

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CNN financial network

2000-2002

Various Programs
Features and packages for CNN/fn series including Moneyline, Business Unusual and Digital Jam.

Original Air Dates: 2000-2002

 

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ABC

1999-2001

Joel Siegel's Road To The Academy Awards
From “The Lord of the Rings,” “A Beautiful Mind” and “Black Hawk Down” to “Gosford Park,” “Moulin Rouge!” and “Mulholland Drive.” the nominees for the 73rd Academy Awards are highlighted through movie clips and industry interviews.

Original Air Date: March 24, 2001
Joel Siegel's Summer Movie Preview
The film critic previews the coming summer blockbusters, from much anticipated releases like “The Phantom Menace”, “The Spy Who Shagged Me,” “Notting Hill” and “Big Daddy” to lesser known releases such as “The Blair Witch Project” and “The Sixth Sense.”

Original Air Date: May 29. 1999

 

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Events

2006-2016

Committee to Protect Journalists: International Press Freedom Awards
A video overview honoring courageous journalists from around the world, viewed by guests at the annual awards and benefit dinner in New York City.
Produced by Gail Zimmerman
Event Date: November 22, 2016

 

 

Robert F. Kennedy Center For Justice & Human Rights: Ripple of Hope Awards Dinner
This visual presentation, shown at a gala awards dinner honoring Hillary Clinton, Robert DeNiro, and Tony Bennett, among others, highlighted some of history’s most ardent defenders of human rights.
Produced by Shoshanah Wolfson
Event Date: December 16, 2014

 

 

New York City Center Tribute to Jerome Robbins
When The Jerome Robbins Foundation presented the inaugural Floria V. Lasky Award to New York City Center, a video tribute honoring the legendary choreographer and director was presented before the final program of the “Fall For Dance” Festival.
Produced by Hawley Abelow
Event Date: September 26, 2008

 

 

Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Dedication Ceremony
A tribute video featured on the stadium JumboTron when the United States Tennis Association kicked off the 2006 U.S. Open by renaming their national facilities after tennis legend Billie Jean King.
Produced by Helen Russell
Event Date: August 28, 2006

 

 

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