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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cinematography (special)

1.
Warnings From the Ice (1998) as Video Effects
Special focuses on the continent of Antarctica and its shifting glacial coastlines. Scientists ponder the fate of our planet if Antartica is indeed melting.
2.
Special Effects: Titanic and Beyond (1998) as Video Effects
Goes behind the scenes of the feature film "Titanic" and shows how James Cameron achieved his vision. Also reveals screts behind the explosions on the set of "The X-Files Movie" and the work that went into the animation in "Flubber."

Editing (special)

3.
Race For the Superbomb (1999) as Post-Production 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
4.
Surviving the Dust Bowl (1998) as Post-Production 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
5.
Influenza 1918 (1998) as Post-Production 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.
6.
Reagan (1998) as Post-Production 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
7.
Mr. Miami Beach (1998) as Post-Production 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
8.
Truman (1997) as Post-Production Editor ("The American Experience")
Two-part documentary on the life of Harry S. Truman, President of the United States from 1945-1953.
9.
Nixon (1996) as Post-Production 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
10.
TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt (1996) as Post-Production Editor ("The American Experience")
Biographical documentary examining the life of Theodore Roosevelt.
11.
So You Want to Buy a President? (1996) as Editor
Documentary investigating the expected $300 million flowing into the 1996 presidential campaign. Explores what big financial donors want for their campaign contributions and documents how the process works.
12.
Ike (1993) as Post-Production Editor ("American Experience")
Documentary biography of the life and career of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
13.
Condition Critical: The American Health Care Forum (1992) as Post-Production Editor
A forum focusing on the public response to difficult issues and choices involving health care. Video mini-documentary sequences describe the current health care system and examine various proposals for change. Interactive technology allows instant polling of the studio audience.

Title Design (special)

14.
Mummies: The Real Story (1999) as Title Designer
Explores how human beings have used the process of mummification to try and achieve some kind of eternal life. The program also reveals the process of mummification across cultures and throughout the ages.

Animation (special)

15.
Lost on Everest (2000) as Stills Animator
Documentary about the disappearance of British climber George Mallory and his companion Andrew Irvine, on June 8, 1924, near the summit of Mount Everest. Did Mallory and Irvine actually reach the top of Everest 29 years before Hillary and Tensing? Could they possibly have survived the conditions at
16.
Secrets of Lost Empires (2000) as Animator
Documentary that follows teams of inquisitive people as they struggle to duplicate the technological feats of ancient civilizations.
17.
I'll Make Me a World: A Century of African-American Arts (1999) as Series Title Animator
Documentary examining 20th century African-American art through the stories of African-American writers, poets, painters, sculptors, musicians, dancers, actors and filmmakers.
18.
Africans in America -- America's Journey Through Slavery (1998) as Map Animation
Documentary examining the historical roots of today's social problems by exploring the history of slavery in America. From the nation's early days as an English settlement to the start of the Civil War, each part focuses on a different chapter in the struggle to define freedom. Combines first-person

Art Department (special)

19.
AMC Project: Hollywood and the Muslim World, The (2003) as Graphics (21 Boom)
A look at the impact the communication revolution has had on the way Muslims around the world now view American culture.
20.
Survivor MD (2001) as Graphics
In 1987, "Nova" embarked with seven individuals on the nearly decade-long process of training to be a fully qualified doctor. The plan was to follow these seven members of the entering class at Harvard Medical School throughout their training, giving periodic updates on the intricate and exhausting
21.
Russian Roulette (1999) as Graphics ("Frontline")
An investigation of the security of the Russian nuclear arsenal. Includes interviews with U.S. and Russian military commanders and scientists about the potential for catastrophe in the former Soviet Union.
22.
Secret Daughter (1996) as Graphics
"Frontline" producer June Cross tells the story of her own family through the prism of the changing face of race relations in America. Cross, born to a white mother and African-American father in the early 1950s, was given away by her mother to live with a black family in Atlantic City, New Jersey,

Sound (special)

23.
Missing Link, The (2002) as Sound Recordist
According to evolutionary theory, all four-limbed creatures -- from dinosaurs to humans -- are descended from one single creature, the first animal to crawl from water onto land. This vital bridge between fish and land-animal has long been a mystery to scientists. The program follows a group of pale

Production Companies (special)

24.
Wizard of Photography, The (2000) as On-Air Promotions ("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.

Post Production (special)

25.
Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life (2000) as Post-Production ("The Anmerican 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.
26.
Hoover Dam (1999) as Post-Production ("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
27.
Alone on the Ice (1999) as Post-Production ("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
28.
MacArthur (1999) as Post-Production ("The American Experience")
Profile of American general Douglas MacArthur -- liberator of the Philippines; shogun of occupied Japan; and victor of the Battle of Inchon.
29.
Rescue at Sea (1999) as Post-Production ("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
30.
Meltdown at Three Mile Island (1999) as Post-Production ("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
31.
Fly Girls (1999) as Post-Production ("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
32.
Lost in the Grand Canyon (1999) as Post-Production ("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
33.
America 1900 (1998) as Post-Production ("The American Experience")
Documentary examines the emerging forces of America in 1900 that would come to shape the 20th century.
34.
Telephone, The (1997) as Post-Production Assistant ("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.
35.
Gold Fever (1997) as Post-Production Supervisor ("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.
36.
Big Dream, Small Screen (1997) as Post-Production Supervisor ("The American Experience")
Documentary charting the genesis of Philo T. Farnsworth's development of the first working electronic television.
37.
New York Underground (1997) as Post-Production Supervisor ("The American Experience")
Documentary charting the development of the New York City subway system at the turn of the 20th century.
38.
Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie, The (1997) as Post-Production Supervisor ("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.
39.
Around the World in 72 Days (1997) as Post-Production Supervisor ("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
40.
Hawaii's Last Queen (1997) as Post-Production Supervisor ("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.
41.
Battle Over Citizen Kane, The (1996) as Post-Production Supervisor ("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.
42.
Wright Stuff, The (1996) as Post-Production Supervisor ("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.
43.
Spy in the Sky (1996) as Post-Production Supervisor ("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.
44.
America's War on Poverty (1995) as Post-Production Coordinator
An examination of the U.S. poverty programs created during the 1960s.
45.
Chicago 1968 (1995) as Post-Production Supervisor ("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.
46.
Orphan Trains, The (1995) as Post-Production Supervisor ("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.
47.
Battle of the Bulge, The (1994) as Post-Production Supervisor ("The American Experience")
Documentary about World War II's Battle of the Bulge (December 16, 1944), the biggest and bloodiest battle American soldiers have ever fought, as seen through the eyes of the soldiers and officers involved.
48.
Telegrams From the Dead (1994) as Post-Production Supervisor ("The American Experience")
Documentary exploring the phenomenon of spiritualism in 19th-century America, a movement which inspired such social reforms as divorce, vegetarianism, women's suffrage, anarchism, universal government, and the eight-hour work day.
49.
Malcolm X: Make It Plain (1994) as Post-Production Supervisor ("The American Experience")
A documentary examining the life of Malcolm X.
50.
D-Day (1994) as Post-Production Supervisor ("The American Experience")
A documentary examining the Allied landing in Normandy during World War II.
51.
America and the Holocaust -- Deceit and Indifference (1994) as Post-Production ("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.
52.
Kennedys, The (1992) as Post-Production Supervisor
A two-part documentary that traces the lives of Joe and Rose Kennedy and their nine children, focusing particularly on Joseph Jr., John, Robert, and Edward.
53.
Machine That Changed the World, The (1992) as Post-Production Supervisor ("Giant Brains") ("Inventing The Future")
A five-part special chronicling the advances in computer technology.
54.
Donner Party, The (1992) as Post-Production ("The American Experience")
A documentary recounting the plight of the people trapped in the Sierra Nevadas in the winter of 1846 on the infamous trek to California by the Donner and Reed families.
55.
Kennedys, The (1992) as Post-Production ("American Experience")
A two-part documentary that traces the lives of Joe and Rose Kennedy and their nine children, focusing particularly on Joseph Jr., John, Robert, and Edward.

Misc. Crew (special)

56.
Nantucket: Rock of Changes (2001) as Computer-Generated Imagery
Documentary that tells the story of Nantucket's African-American community and one of the nation's first battles for school integration. The program crafts a portrait of Nantucket's Pre-Civil War whaling community and the tiny schoolhouse that represented the vision of the black community, and came
57.
Nixon's China Game (2000) as On-Air Promotion ("The American Experience")
Documentary about President Richard Nixon's visit to Beijing for an encounter with Chairman Mao Tse-tung in 1972, after a quarter-century of mutual antagonism between the United States and China. The climax of a secret White House initiative headed by Henry Kissinger, the diplomatic breakthrough sho
58.
Big Band Ballroom Bash (1992) as Chyron
A special featuring big band music and ballroom dance performances.
59.
Quiz Show Scandal, The (1991) as On-Air Promotion ("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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