SECRETS IN OUR DNA
One-hour episode of the PBS series NOVA about direct-to-consumer DNA testing. 2021.
ONE MORE MISSION
Documentary that tells the stories of some of the members of Vietnam Veterans Against The War—young men who volunteered to go to war for their country and came home determined to stop it. VVAW galvanized the antiwar movement, and for decades has fought for fellow veterans affected by Agent Orange and PTSD. Their long-overlooked stories have a great deal to tell us about finding the courage to speak the truth. In production.
Producer (with Michael Schwarz) and Writer
LOOK WHO’S DRIVING
One-hour episode of the PBS series NOVA about self-driving cars. Aired 2019.
“A must-see…fast-moving, well-informed and thought-provoking…a non-stop roller coaster ride.” Forbes
Producer (with Michael Schwarz) and Writer
SILICON VALLEY: THE UNTOLD STORY
This three-part series for the Science Channel explores the history of the small California region whose technological breakthroughs have transformed the world. We reveal the unique blend of forces that came together in the Valley to create an ecosystem for innovation equaled by no other place. Aired 2018.
Producer (with Michael Schwarz) and Telescript
IN DEFENSE OF FOOD
Two-hour PBS documentary. Best-selling author Michael Pollan cuts through the confusion about food and health to show how common sense and old-fashioned wisdom can help us rediscover the pleasures of eating and avoid the chronic diseases so often associated with the modern diet. From Tanzania to California to Paris, we see that the solution to our dietary woes is in fact remarkably simple: Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants. 2015.
• Emmy nominee
• Grand Prize, Life Sciences Film Festival
ALASKA, THE WORLD AND WALLY HICKEL
One-hour public TV documentary. The surprising odyssey of Walter Hickel, the Alaska Governor and Secretary of the Interior who dared to publicly criticize President Nixon after the shootings at Kent State—and got fired for it. The tale of a political maverick who saw in the oil-rich Alaska he helped to create a key to ending world poverty. Narrated by Michael Murphy. 2013.
Producer-Director (with Michael Schwarz)
THE WAR AGAINST MICROBES
THE BODY’S SECRET ARMY
THE MYSTERY OF MEMORY
Three half-hour science documentaries for public television. How today’s medical researchers are using Nobel Prize-winning discoveries to outwit disease-causing microbes, expand the power of the immune system, and unravel the workings of memory. Commissioned by Nobel Media, Stockholm. 2010-2012.
Co-Producer and Co-Director
THE BOTANY OF DESIRE
Two-hour PBS documentary special. Best-selling author Michael Pollan tells the stories of four plants—the apple, the tulip, marijuana and the potato—that got us to spread them around the world by satisfying human desires. 2009.
HUNTING THE HIDDEN DIMENSION
One-hour documentary for the PBS series NOVA on how the mysterious shapes called fractals are inspiring a new wave of scientific innovation. 2008.
SECURITY VS. LIBERTY: THE OTHER WAR
One-hour documentary for the PBS series America At A Crossroads. Counterterrorism and civil liberties in post-9/11 America. 2007.
•Writers Guild Award Nominee
One-hour documentary for the Discovery Times/CBC series China Rises. How China’s economic growth affects the lives of its people. Narrated by Michael Murphy. 2005.
•Gemini Award (Canadian National TV Awards) Best Documentary Series
Two-hour documentary for the Discovery Times Channel on electronic surveillance, with Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Lowell Bergman. 2004.
•Writers Guild Award
Senior Producer and Co-Writer
PETER JENNINGS REPORTING: THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION – BEYOND CONSPIRACY
Two-hour documentary for ABC News. 2003.
•Edward R. Murrow Award, Best News Documentary
•Broadcasting Press Guild Award (U.K.) Best Single Documentary
THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN REPORTING: SEARCHING FOR THE ROOTS OF 9/11
One-hour documentary for the Discovery Channel with the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist.
Filmed in Egypt, Qatar, Bahrain and Belgium. 2003.
Science magazine series for National Geographic Channel. 2001-2002.
THROUGH MANY LIVES: THE AGING BRAIN
Final hour in the five-part PBS series The Secret Life of the Brain. Narrated by Blair Brown. 2001.
•Emmy Award, Outstanding Science Programming
MONEY AND POWER: THE HISTORY OF BUSINESS
First half of a two-hour documentary for CNBC. Narrated by Jason Robards. 2000.
NOTHING TO FEAR
One-hour documentary for the ABC News series The Century. The story of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Great Depression.
Anchored and narrated by Peter Jennings. 1999.
THE REAL CIA: ENEMIES, SECRETS & SPIES
One-hour documentary for Showtime. Reported and narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Tim Weiner. 1998.
•Silver Medal, New York Festivals
Producer and Co-Writer
DANGEROUS WORLD: THE KENNEDY YEARS
Two-hour documentary for ABC News about President John F. Kennedy. Based on the reporting of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh. Narrated by Peter Jennings. 1997.
Producer-Director (with Janet Graham) and Writer
THE ORPHAN TRAINS
One-hour documentary for the PBS series American Experience. The stories of children who were relocated to rural America. Narrated by Stacy Keach. 1995.
•Emmy Award, Outstanding Achievement in Writing
•Emmy Nominee, Outstanding Achievement in Directing
Producer-Director-Writer (with Mark Obenhaus)
MR. SEARS’ CATALOGUE
One-hour documentary for American Experience. 1989.
•Writers Guild Award
Producer-Writer (with Mark Obenhaus)
THE WORLD THAT MOSES BUILT
One-hour documentary for American Experience on New York’s controversial “Master Builder,” Robert Moses. 1989.
THE POLITICS OF GREED
One-hour documentary for the PBS series Frontline about a corruption scandal in New York City. 1987.
MILES AHEAD: THE MUSIC OF MILES DAVIS
One-hour documentary for the PBS series Great Performances. 1986.
GROWING UP POOR
One-hour documentary for Frontline about children in a Pennsylvania city. 1986.
•Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, First Prize, Television
LIVING BELOW THE LINE
One-hour documentary for Frontline about the lives of four welfare recipients. 1984.
•Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, Grand Prize
DIFFERENT DRUMMER: ELVIN JONES
Half-hour PBS biography of one of jazz drumming’s greatest innovators. 1980.
Senior Producer and Writer
Series of short videos profiling new discoveries in a diverse range of sciences. Streams on pbs.org. 2011.
CORPORATE AND EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS
ENR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: JEFFREY BAKER
7-minute video about the winner of Engineering News-Record magazine’s Award of Excellence, who led
the effort to build one of the world’s most energy-efficient office buildings. 2011.
THE HEART OF A HOSPITAL
7-minute documentary marking the 150th anniversary of Mount Sinai Hospital. 2002.
•CINE Golden Eagle
CUSTOMER LOYALTY and THE LEARNING ORGANIZATION
Educational documentaries for Harvard Business School. 1995, 1996.
Member, Writers Guild of America.