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Independence Day 2001 (2001) as Producer
Variety special celebrating the 225th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The program features a reading of the Declaration of Independence by Hollywood stars; a music performance by Garth Brooks; highlights of July 4th celebrations from each of the original 13 colonies: and fireworks.
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Search For Jesus (2000) as Associate Producer
Peter Jennings goes to the Holy Land and retraces the footsteps, and the life, of the man known in his day as Jesus of Nazareth. Jennings and his team travel to Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Judean Desert, the Sea of Galilee, and then Jerusalem, in an effort to form a more detailed picture of the Jesus o
Trouble With Lawyers With John Stossel, The (1996) as Special Segment Producer
John Stossel investigates lawyers, lawsuits, and the American legal system in this news special.

Film Production - Main (special)

Hunt For Osama bin Laden, The (2002) as Coordinating Producer
The program examines the latest on the search for Osama bin Laden and its effect on America's war on terrorism.
ABC 2002 (2001) as Line Producer
News special that reflects on the past year and anticipates the New Year, anchored by Peter Jennings from the Rose Center For Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The program includes coverage of New Year's celebrations from London, Rio de Janeiro, Capetown, Mo
Oscar Countdown 2001 (2001) as Associate Director
Live coverage of celebrities as they arrive for the 73rd annual Academy Awards presentation from the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium.
Vanished: Disappearance Down Under (2001) as Associate Director
News documentary that investigates the disappearance of American couple, Tom and Eileen Lonergan, at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, on January 25, 1998.
Vanished: Dangerous Obsession (2001) as Associate Director
News documentary that investigates the disappearance of 21-year-old Lucie Blackman. Lucie worked at a Tokyo Hostess Club where so many young women -- many from America -- hope to find fast money and independence. Through interviews with Lucie's co-workers and family, the program unravels the search
Vanished: Shooting Star (2001) as Associate Director
Elizabeth Vargas reports on the life of late supermodel Gia Carangi. The program reveals how drug addiction and the pressures of sudden fame led modeling's "it" girl into a downward spiral that ended with her death from AIDS at age 26 in 1986.
Stress Hurts! A Wake-up Call For Women With Dr. Nancy Snyderman (2001) as Associate Director
An investigation into the damaging effects of stress on women. The program explores the latest information on stress and its connection to serious illness, memory loss and depression.
Beatles Revolution, The (2000) as Associate Director
Documentary that examines how much of the world we know in 2000 was inspired by ideas the Beatles popularized during the six years they commanded the world's attention. The special is also a portrait of today's heroes, who talk about the influence the band had on them as individuals.
Planet Earth 2000 (2000) as Associate Director
News special dedicated to an exploration of environmental issues, including global warming and the impact it has had on society. The program features segments on an underwater habitat in Key Largo, Florida, where students are learning about coral bleaching; the impact that the warming of the Earth h
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Dark Horizon -- India, Pakistan and the Bomb (2000) as Associate Director
On the day following President Clinton's arrival in India, Peter Jennings reports on the tension between India and Pakistan, made more dangerous by the fact that both countries talk openly about the possibility of a nuclear war.
David Blaine: Frozen in Time (2000) as Associate Director
Magician David Blaine performs illusions and stunts that seem to defy logic and reason. Blaine freezes himself in a block of ice for 72 hours in the middle of New York City, only to be freed from his huge ice cube, live on television.
Super Bowl XXXIV (2000) as Associate Director
Live coverage of Super Bowl XXXIV, with the Tennessee Titans taking on the St. Louis Rams from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.
Celebration: 100 Years of Great Women With Barbara Walters, A (1999) as Associate Director
ABC News special providing the stories of some of the 20th century's most influential, distinguished and fascinating women. Includes new and archival interviews conducted by Barbara Walters.
Cancer: Race For a Cure (1998) as Associate Director
News special examining the breakthrough approaches, treatments and drugs which are giving new hope and longer survival to cancer sufferers. Includes interviews with scientists, doctors and the men, women and children living with the disease.
Secret Life of Barbie, The (1998) as Associate Director
As the Barbie doll approaches her 40th birthday, Correspondent Robert Krulwich interviews women about the enduring appeal of Barbie.
Olympic Winter Games XVIII (1998) as Associate Director (Timing)
Coverage of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games from Nagano, Japan.
Dangerous World: The Kennedy Years (1997) as Associate Director (Abc News)
Critical survey of the career and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, partially based on material from the book, "The Dark Side of Camelot" by Seymour Hirsh.
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus -- But We Have to Live on Earth (1997) as Associate Director
In a special seminar set up by ABC News, John Gray, author of the book "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus," gives couples advice on improving their relationships. The couples are captured on camera over a period of months trying to utilize Gray's relationship skills. At the end of the program,
Rebirth: The Untold Stories of Oklahoma City (1996) as Senior Associate Director
Reports on the developments in the lives of some of the people touched by the Oklahoma City bombing in the year since the tragedy.
Mystery of Happiness: Who Has It & How to Get It -- With John Stossel, The (1996) as Senior Associate Director
John Stossel examines the pursuit of happiness in this special. Several factors that seem to help people achieve happiness are discussed including control, optimism, humor, and close relationships. Stossel presents scientific data suggesting that due to genetics some people are actually born happy.
Baby, Oh Baby: The Six-Pack Is Back (1996) as Senior Associate Director
Revisit to America's first set of surviving sextuplets -- the Dilleys of Indianapolis -- as their third birthday nears. Their parents reveal the challenges they face as the special spends an entire day with the family. Also included is a look at America's second set of sextuplets, the Haners of Chat
Deadly Game: The Mark and Delia Owens Story (1996) as Senior Associate Director
Report on an American couple whose study of wildlife in Africa became a dangerous crusade to save the elephants from poachers.
Whiz Kids (1995) as Senior Associate Director
Documentary special looking at intellectually gifted children, how their educations progress and what happens to them once through with formal schooling.
Hiroshima: Why the Bomb Was Dropped (1995) as Associate Director
Documentary addressing controversial questions surrounding the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan at the end of World War II. Includes interviews with historians and analysis of records left by participants in the decision.
21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, The (1994) as Senior Associate Director
A presentation of the 21st annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
Switched at Birth: Kimberly's Story (1993) as Associate Director
A special chronicling the case of Kimberly Michelle Mays, who in 1978 was switched at birth with another baby girl, Arlena Twigg. Nine years later the mix-up was discovered when Arlena underwent blood tests prior to heart surgery.
20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, The (1993) as Senior Associate Director
Broadcast of the 20th annual daytime Emmy Awards.
Cover-Up at Ground Zero (1993) as Associate Director
An investigation of the devastating effects nuclear weapons testing in Nevada has had on the residents who lived in the areas surrounding the test site.
Growing Up in the Age of AIDS: An ABC News Town Meeting For the Family -- With Peter Jennings (1992) as Associate Director
A news special featuring leading experts in AIDS research who discuss prevention and protection. Viewers as well as the studio audience discuss their concerns with the experts.
Peter Jennings Reporting: Who Is Ross Perot? (1992) as Associate Director
A news special examining the career of Ross Perot, his views and his pursuit of goals.
National Town Meeting: Who Is Ross Perot?, A (1992) as Associate Director
A news special in which Americans from across the United States ask Ross Preot questions concerning the economy, social climate and other areas pertinent to his bid for the presidency.
Revolution at Work (1991) as Associate Director
A news special examining changes in the American work place. Explores the shifting relationship between managers and workers and the adjustments being made in contemporary work environments.
Pearl Harbor: Two Hours That Changed the World (1991) as Associate Director
A special commemorating the 50th anniverary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Survivors of the attack recall their memories of December 7, 1941.
We Are the Weird (1991) as Associate Director
A news special examining how children are affected by stereotyping and the problems of diversity.
Peter Jennings Reporting: From the Killing Fields (1990) as Associate Director
An investigative special in which Peter Jennings reports from inside Cambodia on the activities of the Khmer Rouge, a radical Communist guerrilla group which may be returning to power with the help of the United States.
Peter Jennings Reporting: Guns (1990) as Associate Director
A news special, anchored by Peter Jennings, focusing on firearms and the dispute over gun control in the United States. Part of a series of prime-time news specials airing under the umbrella title "Peter Jennings Reporting."

Post Production (special)

Peter Jennings Reporting: I Have a Dream (2003) as Post-Production Producer
Special hosted by Peter Jennings which examines the impact and circumstances surrounding the famous oration given by Martin Luther King Jr. at Washington D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the event's 40th anniversary.
In-Crowd and Social Cruelty With John Stossel, The (2002) as Post-Production Producer
John Stossel looks at what it takes for teens to be popular. Stossel discovers why kids dish it out, why they take it and what schools can do about social cruelty. A self proclaimed geek, Stossel revisits his classmates to learn if the roles we play in childhood shape the adults we become.
John Stossel Goes to Washington (2001) as Post-Production Supervisor
John Stossel does a "consumer report" on government, exposing programs that squander money and rules that make no sense. Stossel also looks at a typical St. Louis family and their tax burden and talks to tax experts. Stossel drops in on D.C. committee hearings and the General Accounting Office and l
Tampering With Nature (2001) as Post-Production Producer
John Stossel investigates the pros and cons of tampering with nature. The program examines genetically modified foods, global warming and human cloning.
Vanished: The Cold Case of Kathie Durst (2001) as Post-Production Producer
A report on the disappearance of Kathie Durst, a medical student and wife of a New York City real-estate heir, who was last seen in January 1982.
LJU: Law and Justice Unit -- Who Really Killed Laurie Show? (2001) as Post-Production Producer
One of the most notorious murder cases is getting national attention again. The program examines the 1991 murder of the Lancaster County (Pennsylvania) teen Laurie Show and the prosecution of Lisa Michelle Lambert for the crime. Federal judge Stewart Dalzell is expected to rule on whether to free La
You Can't Say That! -- What's Happening to Free Speech With John Stossel (2000) as Post-Production Supervisor
John Stossel looks at several fronts in the battle between free speech and censorship.
Hype With John Stossel (2000) as Post-Production Supervisor
John Stossel reports on masters of "hype" (excessive or misleading publicity) and the researchers who study them. The program also explores the origins of hype, from pharaohs who told people they were gods, to P.T. Barnum, who once promoted a beautiful Fiji mermaid, which was actually the head of a
Inside Hollywood: The Pictures, the People, the Academy Awards (1999) as Post-Production Supervisor
Interviews with Oscar nominees and a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for Oscar night.
Teens: What Makes Them Tick? (1999) as Post-Production Supervisor
John Stossel reports on the passions of teens and offers parents advice for better understanding this turbulent time of life.
Is America Number One? With John Stossel (1999) as Post-Production Supervisor
John Stossel explores what it is about America that accounts for its inventiveness and prosperity. He reports that of all factors that affect the success of a nation -- such as climate, geography and luck -- nothing matters as much as economic and cultural liberty.
Power of Belief With John Stossel, The (1998) as Post-Production Supervisor
John Stossel examines how superstitions and faith can impact our minds, bodies and our wallets.
Greed With John Stossel (1998) as Post-Production Supervisor
Special challenges the negative definition of greed and presents a new way to define greed by examining the good things that enlightened self-interest can inspire, such as better transportation, faster food and cheaper products.
Sex, Drugs and Consenting Adults With John Stossel (1998) as Post-Production Supervisor
John Stossel challenges conventional wisdom to ask,"When individuals engage in behaviors that primarily harm only themselves, is it right, in a free society, for government to intervene?"
Love, Lust & Marriage: Why We Stray and Why We Stay (1997) as Post-Production Supervisor
A report on the state of marriage, fidelity and love and how scientists and social researchers have discovered new clues to the mystery of the mating game.
Freeloaders (1997) as Post-Production Supervisor
Reporter John Stossel hosts this special examining the pervasive culture of "freeloading." Celebrities and figures in the worlds of sports, business and politics are often guilty of freeloading. The special features interviews with people accused of trying to get something for nothing and people who
Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary Party (1997) as Post-Production Supervisor
Special celebrating the 25th anniversary of Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Sex, Drugs and Consequences (1996) as Post-Production Supervisor
Special provides an update on progress made in the fight against AIDS in America, including important medical advances, changing attitudes in society and the sports world towards HIV postive people, and personal accounts from children and teens with AIDS.
Murder in Beverly Hills: The Menendez Trial (1993) as Post-Production Director
Analysis of the courtroom testimony, judicial rulings and the judge's instructions to the juries in the trial of Lyle and Erik Menendez who have admitted to killing their millionaire, Beverly Hills parents.

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