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Director (special)

1.
Zoot Suit Riots (2002) as Director
In the aftermath of a highly publicized trial for the murder of a young Mexican-American man, Los Angeles erupted in violent riots in June 1943 that scarred race relations for decades to come. For ten straight nights, American sailors armed with makeshift weapons cruised Mexican American neighborhoo

Writer (special)

2.
Zoot Suit Riots (2002) as Writer
In the aftermath of a highly publicized trial for the murder of a young Mexican-American man, Los Angeles erupted in violent riots in June 1943 that scarred race relations for decades to come. For ten straight nights, American sailors armed with makeshift weapons cruised Mexican American neighborhoo

Producer (special)

3.
Zoot Suit Riots (2002) as Producer
In the aftermath of a highly publicized trial for the murder of a young Mexican-American man, Los Angeles erupted in violent riots in June 1943 that scarred race relations for decades to come. For ten straight nights, American sailors armed with makeshift weapons cruised Mexican American neighborhoo
4.
Around the World in 72 Days (1997) as Series Producer ("The American Experience")
Documentary about Nellie Bly, one of the first female newspaper reporters, who worked for the "New York World" at the end of the 19th century and was a practitioner of "stunt journalism." Focuses on two of her exploits: her inmate's-eye view of an asylum in New York City and her journey around the w

Editing (special)

5.
John Brown's Holy War (2000) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary about John Brown, a man who, in the 1850s, embarked on a religious crusade against slavery that was based on religious faith -- yet carried out with shocking violence. His execution at Harpers Ferry, Virginia sparked a chain of events that led to the Civil War.
6.
Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life (2000) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary about sports hero Joe DiMaggio. Raised in a poor Italian fishing community in San Francisco, Joe DiMaggio joined the New York Yankees in 1936 and quickly rose to become the star of baseball's golden age.
7.
Wizard of Photography, The (2000) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary about George Eastman, the innovator and entrepreneur who revolutionized the photographic industry, transforming a complex, expensive technology used by a small professional elite into one that anyone could use. Includes dramatic re-enactments.
8.
Houdini (2000) as Series Editor ("American Experience")
Documentary about magician Harry Houdini. In 1912, Houdini was lowered into the East River in a chain-wrapped crate. The crowd of spectators gasped and reporters pulled out their stopwatches. Houdini was out in less than a minute. The resulting media blitz established him forever as the world's grea
9.
Eleanor Roosevelt (2000) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary about Eleanor Roosevelt -- the most powerful woman in the United States for over 30 years. The niece of one president and wife of another, she was a tireless advocate for the disadvantaged, a woman who influenced American social policies for decades and pushed through the first internati
10.
Duel, The (2000) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary about the 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton, an impoverished immigrant from the West Indies who rose to become a framer of the U.S. Constitution and the architect of America's political economy, and Aaron Burr, a man born to wealth and privilege who served with distinction in the Revo
11.
George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire (2000) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary about George Wallace, the governor of Alabama for 20 years and four-time presidential candidate. The program examines the life of the man who divided a nation and launched a conservative movement that transformed the country. Born in 1919 in rural south Alabama, George Wallace was raise
12.
Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory (2000) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary about the Jubilee Singers. In the chaotic decade following the Civil War, a group of young ex-slaves in Nashville, Tennessee, set out to save their bankrupt school by giving concerts. Traveling first through cities in the North, then on to venues across Europe, the Jubilee Singers introd
13.
Alone on the Ice (1999) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary relating the exploration of Richard E. Byrd in the polar regions of the Earth. He was an aviation pioneer, the first credited to fly an airplane over the North Pole in 1926, then first over the South Pole in the following year. In 1934 he became the first to experience winter in the inte
14.
Lost in the Grand Canyon (1999) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
In the summer of 1869, a one-armed Civil War veteran, John Wesley Powell, led an epic journey down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. It was the last important exploration within the continental United States. Powell went on to write a literary classic about his trip; explore the region fo
15.
Hoover Dam (1999) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
The Hoover Dam, rising more than 700 feet above the waters of the Colorado River, was called one of the greatest engineering works in history. Built during the Depression, men desperate for work struggled against the heat, dust and heights to build a colossus of concrete that brought electricity and
16.
Race For the Superbomb (1999) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
At the dawn of the Cold War, the United States initiated a top-secret program in New Mexico to build a weapon even more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan. A world away, the Soviet Union began a similar effort. A web of spies and scientists, intrigue and deception marked the race to dev
17.
MacArthur (1999) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Profile of American general Douglas MacArthur -- liberator of the Philippines; shogun of occupied Japan; and victor of the Battle of Inchon.
18.
Meltdown at Three Mile Island (1999) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
On March 28, 1979, a reactor at Three Mile Island nuclear power facility near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, overheated, releasing radioactive gas and water. During the next week, scientists scrambled to prevent a meltdown, officials rushed in to calm public fears and more than 100,000 residents fled to
19.
Fly Girls (1999) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the United States military. Wives, mothers, actresses and debutantes who joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) test-piloted aircraft, ferried planes and logged 60 million miles in the air. Thiry-eight women died in serv
20.
Rescue at Sea (1999) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
On January 14, 1909, two ships -- one carrying Italian immigrants to New York, the other American tourists to Europe -- collided in a dense fog off Nantucket Island. In a moment, more than 1500 lives became dependent on a new technology, wireless telegraph, and a 26-year-old wireless operator who se
21.
Influenza 1918 (1998) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary on the flu epidemic which ravaged America starting in Spring 1918. In less than a year, the epidemic killed 675,000 people, more than died in all the wars of the 20th century combined, before disappearing as mysteriously as it began.
22.
Mr. Miami Beach (1998) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
A master promoter who produced elaborate spectacles to sell bicycles and cars, Carl Fisher had already made a fortune and built a motor speedway in his native Indianapolis when he was seized by a vision. On a narrow strip of swampland near Miami, Fisher created a tropical paradise of sand and palm t
23.
Reagan (1998) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Two-part documentary special on Ronald Reagan, who in 1989, after two terms in office, left the White House as one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century and one of the most controversial. When his Hollywood career began to wane, Reagan turned to politics. His opponents underestimated hi
24.
America 1900 (1998) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary examines the emerging forces of America in 1900 that would come to shape the 20th century.
25.
Surviving the Dust Bowl (1998) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
For 10 years, beginning in 1930, dust storms ravaged the parched and overplowed southern plains, turning bountiful wheat fields into desert. They were called "Black Blizzards," dark clouds reaching miles into the sky, churning millions of tons of dirt into torrents of destruction. Disease, hardship
26.
Hawaii's Last Queen (1997) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary on the reign of Liliu'okalani, who ruled Hawaii in the late 1800s. As the powerful American business community in Hawaii moved to gain control of the island nation, Liliu'okalani was caught in the middle.
27.
Gold Fever (1997) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary examining the hardships faced by gold prospectors in the Yukon rush of the the 1890s. Features photographs, personal correspondance, interviews, and expert reports.
28.
New York Underground (1997) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary charting the development of the New York City subway system at the turn of the 20th century.
29.
Telephone, The (1997) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary about the invention of the telephone and how it quickly was transformed from novelty into necessity at the turn of the 20th century.
30.
Big Dream, Small Screen (1997) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary charting the genesis of Philo T. Farnsworth's development of the first working electronic television.
31.
Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie, The (1997) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary following the life of Andrew Carnegie from his impoverished origins in Dunfermline, Scotland, through his business career. Also traces the roots of Carnegie's philanthropy, eventually giving away $350 million.
32.
Truman (1997) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Two-part documentary on the life of Harry S. Truman, President of the United States from 1945-1953.
33.
Spy in the Sky (1996) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary recounting the story of the U-2, the CIA's top-secret project whereby especially recruited pilots flew spy planes over the USSR deployed to uncover information about the Soviets' military capabilities during the 1950s.
34.
TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt (1996) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Biographical documentary examining the life of Theodore Roosevelt.
35.
Battle Over Citizen Kane, The (1996) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary recounting the clash between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over the production and release of Welles' 1941 film, "Citizen Kane," which was a brutal portrait of the newspaper magnate.
36.
Nixon (1996) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary on the life and career of President Richard Nixon. Part 1 profiles his childhood, his 1946 election to Congress, his service as vice president for two terms with President Eisenhower from 1952 to 1960, and his unsuccessful bids for the Presidency in 1960 and the California governorship i
37.
Wright Stuff, The (1996) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary recounting how Wilbur and Orville Wright became world celebrities when, after producing the first plane to really fly in 1903, they had to prove to the public that they had actually mastered manned flight.
38.
Chicago 1968 (1995) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Examination of the 1968 Democratic Convention, held in Chicago, and the disorder that ensued as the convention degenerated into chaos over protests against the Democratic Party's position on the Vietnam War.
39.
Orphan Trains, The (1995) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Examination of the successes and failures of the organized effort between 1854 to 1929 to send homeless city children to Midwest farming communities to begin new lives with foster families.
40.
America and the Holocaust -- Deceit and Indifference (1994) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
A documentary examining America's response to the Holocaust and the social and political factors that affected government policy toward Jewish immigration. Focuses on the story of Kurt Klein who struggled against the bureaucracy at the State Department in an attempt to free his parents.
41.
Ike (1993) as Series Editor ("American Experience")
Documentary biography of the life and career of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
42.
Quiz Show Scandal, The (1991) as Series Editor ("The American Experience")
Documentary about the corruption of the quiz-show industry in the 1950s, which was revealed after Charles Van Doren, an attractive, self-effacing teacher, was discovered to have participated in a rigged quiz on "Twenty-One." Congressional investigations of rigged quiz shows led to the blacklisting o

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