Meet the Filmmakers


Frank ChristopherExecutive Producer/Series Producer/Writer Frank Christopher is an award-winning producer, director, writer, and editor who has been making documentaries since 1970. Christopher's documentaries have covered a wide range of subjects for PBS. He has also produced non-broadcast projects on such topics as the examination of family planning and primary health care programs in Africa and the benefits of Special Olympics to people living in the inner cities of the United States.


Matthew EisenCo-Executive Producer/Series Producer/Writer Matthew Eisen has produced and written a wide variety of programs, including a network television movie, primetime documentaries, educational series, public affairs reports, interactive satellite training seminars and live television and radio simulcasts. Eisen's programs on such health care topics as AIDS, drug abuse during pregnancy, prenatal care and child abuse have received extensive distribution and have been recognized with numerous awards.

Series Producer/Writer MARC SHAFFER has produced PBS films and network news programs for two decades. His work has explored such pressing social issues as health care, corporate accountability, government integrity, criminal justice reform and race relations. Shaffer's credits include Critical Condition, an Emmy-nominated documentary series on American health care. Shaffer is the recipient of many awards and honors, including a health care media fellowship from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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