Brian Epstein is an award-winning producer and cameraman. His work has been honored with an Emmy Award, three Emmy nominations, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Investigative Reporting, the Scripps Howard Award for in-depth-reporting, as well as others. Brian has reported from the Middle East, Central and South America, Asia, and across the United States. Prior to joining NewsHour, Brian produced for Need to Know on PBS and NOW on PBS.
Brian's Most Recent Stories
- December 28, 2014
Cities across the country are increasingly turning to what are known as private probation companies to collect unpaid fines. But are indigent people ending up in jail because they can’t afford to pay? Since NewsHour Weekend’s first story on this issue aired last spring, the Childersburg Municipal Court issued a “standing order” stating that “In no case shall an indigent defendant be incarcerated … based solely on his or her inability to pay fines.” But the practice continues elsewhere in the country. Special correspondent John Carlos Frey takes an in-depth look at what some are calling the return of the debtors’ prison. Continue reading →
- November 8, 2014
PBS NewsHour Weekend producer Brian Epstein recalls his recent trip to El Salvador, where the rise of violent gangs has pushed Salvadorans to seek asylum in the U.S. Continue reading →
- August 24, 2014
The Philippine capital of Manila is now one of the most densely populated urban areas on earth. And with one of the fastest-growing populations in Southeast Asia, some people are forced to seek refuge in local cemeteries as squatters where they eat and sleep on top of tombs and mausoleums, because they have nowhere else to live. Continue reading →
- August 24, 2014
The Jose Favella Hospital in Manila has one of the busiest maternity wards in the world, with an average of 60 births per day. The Philippines is grappling with a population boom, where in the past three decades the number of residents has doubled from 45 million to 100 million.
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- July 18, 2014
PBS NewsHour producer Brian Epstein traveled to the city of Tacloban in the Philippines seven months after Typhoon Haiyan struck to survey recovery efforts. Continue reading →