Sweet Old Song

PBS Premiere: July 30, 2002Check the broadcast schedule »

Filmmaker Bios

Leah MahanLeah Mahan was co-producer/director of Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street, which chronicles the 12-year effort of local residents to transform a devastated Boston neighborhood into a vibrant community. The award-winning documentary aired on public television in 1997. Mahan began working on documentary films in 1988 as a historical and musical research assistant for Eyes on the Prize: America at the Racial Crossroads. She is now working on a documentary about a community on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast that was founded by freed slaves and is threatened by urban sprawl and environmental contamination.

William A. Anderson has been credited in more than 100 theatrical and broadcast film productions. He collaborated with director John Junkerman on the Oscar-nominated documentary Hellfire: Journey from Hiroshima (1986). He received an Emmy nomination for Best Documentary Editing in 1992 and in 1997 he was honored by his peers with the American Cinema Editors ACE Eddy for his work on Al Pacino’s theatrical feature documentary Looking For Richard. As a writer, producer, and director, he has been credited on several award winning documentary specials for the Turner Broadcasting System.