Curriculum Vitae


2018-19 The New York Times, Trump Bites (Creator, Producer): series of short animated films based on actual Trump audio, hand-drawn by Academy Award nominee Bill Plympton.

2016-17 Spike, Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio (Series Producer): 8-hour docuseries with director Joe Berlinger.

2015 Showtime, DarkNet  (producer, writer) — helped develop, and wrote / produced two episodes of this new documentary series about the dark side of the Internet.

2015 BBC, Nicky and Wynton: The Making of a Concerto (producer, co-director) — worked with U.K.-based Swan Films on this one-hour documentary featuring Wynton Marsalis and Nicola Benedetti.

2014 PBS, America by the Numbers: “Our Private Idaho” (producer/director, writer) and “Surviving Year One” (writer, producer).

2013 PBS, History Detectives Special Investigation (producer/director, writer) – one-hour special on the sinking of the steamboat Sultana.

2012-13 TNT, Boston’s Finest (writer, story producer): “Everything is Personal” and “Love Hurts,” E.P. Donnie Wahlberg.

2012 Wild Angel Films / Jacob Burns Film Center, Unburden (screenplay, co-producer): Best Screenplay, The Attic Film Festival; Grand Jury Prize, Gasparilla Int’l Film Festival; Best Fiction Film, Action/Cut Film Festival.

2012 PBS, Broadway or Bust (writer, story producer): prime-time documentary series about America’s top high school musical performers competing for the Jimmy Awards.

2011 History Channel, The Men Who Built America (writer).

2010 Bang on a Can, Meet Me at the Powerhouse (director, camera): music video of David Lang’s “Warmth,” performed by Ken Thomson and Derek Johnson.

2009 Discovery, King Tut Unwrapped (writer): two-hour special on scientists using DNA analysis to construct Tutankhamen’s family tree.

2007 National Geographic, Lockdown (writer, story producer): “Tent City.”

2007 American Sterling, Dark Matter (screenplay, screen story): starring Meryl Streep, Aidan Quinn and Liu Ye. Sundance Film Festival, Alfred P. Sloan Prize; Lincoln Center, Film Comment Selects.

2007 Jacob Burns Film Center, Shooting for Peace (producer, mentor): documentary about peace initiatives in Uganda.

2007 A & E, The First 48 (writer, story producer): “Killing Field,” ”Final Investment,” “Writing On The Wall.”

2006 Discovery, One Tough Cop (writer, director): one-hour pilot starring Bo Dietl.

2006 PBS, In the Life (writer, director, camera): “Good As You,” “Wonder Phil.”

2005 PBS, History Detectives (writer, director): “Poison Pin,” “Wyatt Earp Pocket Watch,” ”Leisurama.”

1997-2002 PBS, Media Matters (writer, director, camera): “Does It Have to Bleed to Lead?” “Drawing Cuba,” “Voice of the Barrio,” “A Trip to the Blogosphere.”

1999 Magic Frequencies (video director): created on-stage video for this sci-fi chamber opera by Meredith Monk, shown at the Joyce Theater, and on U.S. and European tours.

1998 Fifty Ways to a Better Memory (screenplay): Grand Prize, CineStory Screenwriting Awards; reading at Nuyorican Poets Café Fifth Night series.

1995 Guts (director, screenplay): Best Short Film, Long Island Film Festival; Goteborg International Film Festival; broadcast on WNYC’s New York Independents.

1991 PBS/Discovery, Malaysia: The Delicate Balance (writer, director).

1991 PBS/BBC, Edge (writer, director): “Potter/Bochco,” “Sports Highlights.”

1989-90 WNET, The Eleventh Hour (writer, director): “Unbuilt New York”; “Rent Control Rashomon”; “Consumer Conscience” (Emmy nomination).

1989 WNET, Timesquare (director/producer): series of videos made in collaboration with architects Lebbeus Woods and Michael Sorkin, shown at the Friedman Benda gallery, New York.

1988-89 PBS, Currents (writer, director): “The Aids Generation” (Emmy nomination), “Kids and Guns,” “Doublespeak,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “Transplant.”

1983-86 PBS MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour (reporter, producer): ABA Award for “Insider Trading.”


2015 The New Press, Anna Deavere Smith (producer, editor): created a short reel of performance excerpts  for an event honoring the playwright/actress with the New Press Social Justice Award.

2014 Columbia University, Global Classroom (director, writer).

2012 Thermalin, Doing Well / Doing Good (director, writer).

2009 Lumenium, Engine of Change (producer, director, writer).

2001 Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, PSA’s: “Temple” and “Nobel” (writer).

1995 AT&T, The Street You Live On (director), with George Plympton.

1994-96 The Robin Hood Foundation, Hope for the Neighborhood (writer, director, producer), narr. Tom Brokaw; Children Having Children (writer, director, producer).

1993-2001 Peter F. Drucker Foundation (writer, director, producer): one film each year celebrating the achievements of innovative non-profits, including the Rainforest Alliance and the Children’s Aid Society.  You Can Always Come Back (2000) featured on and Oprah.


Brandeis Magazine, “Skateboarding on Hardscrabble,” Summer 2012; “(How To) Do the Right Thing,” Spring 2012.

Theater Week, “Three Sisters in West Virginia”, June 18, 1990.

Harvard Magazine, “In Quest of Quine,” Dec. 1987;  “Charles Sanders Peirce,” Dec. 1989; “Celluloid and Synchrony,” Feb. 1996.

Life, “Swords into Plowshares,” Nov. 1987 (Columbia University Olive Branch Award); “Quitting the Mafia,” Dec. 1987.

New Poetry (Arts Council of Great Britain and PEN, ed. Ted Hughes), “Tank to Table” (1980), and “Wreck” (1982)


Harvard College, A.B. 1979, summa cum laude in Philosophy. Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard National Scholar.

University College London, M. Phil 1982 in English Literature, Marshall Scholar.

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