Some of the staff and crew of Making Schools Work. Back row, left to right, Sam Hornblower, Murdoch Campbell, Foster Wiley, Paul Rusnak and Rick Young. Front row, left to right, Sarah Long, Alicia Woodard Green, Sarah Colt and Corey Ford.
In the past 15 years, Hedrick Smith Productions has produced more than 40
hours of prime time miniseries and individual documentary programs for PBS.
Our topics have ranged from Gorbachev's perestroika, global economic competition and
the Washington power game, to such social issues as the quality of American health
care, combating teen violence and hate crime, tensions between work and family
and the state of American education.
Since 1990, Hedrick Smith Productions has established its trademark for high
quality programs on PBS that not only provide insightful analysis of current
issues and problems but solid case studies that show people solving these problems,
such as Making Schools Work.
Correspondent Hedrick Smith and his production team have also created eight
programs for Frontline on PBS, most recently Inside the Terror
Network, Bigger Than Enron, The Wall
Street Fix, Tax Me If You Can and Is Wal-Mart
Good for America? Two other special productions on jazz greats
include Duke Ellington's Washington and Rediscovering
Our productions have won numerous prestigious awards including an Emmy, three
Emmy nominations, two duPont-Columbia Gold Batons, the George Polk Award,
the public service award from the journalists' society Sigma Delta Chi, the Sidney
Hillman Award, five CINE Golden Eagles and various film festival and international
Hedrick Smith Productions
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