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LOUIS ALVAREZ and ANDREW KOLKER, twice winners of both the Peabody Award and the duPont-Columbia Journalism Award, have over the past 25 years produced critically praised documentaries on American culture, treating important topics in American life with a unique mixture of humor and poignancy. Over the years, Alvarez and Kolker have tackled social class (People Like Us), motherhood (MOMS), politics (Vote for Me and Louisiana Boys - Raised on Politics), accents (American Tongues), sexuality (Sex: female), and the globalization of pop culture (The Japanese Version). Kolker and Alvarez began their careers in New Orleans and now live in New York City.

PETER ODABASHIAN (Co-Producer and Editor) is an Emmy award-winning editor. He has edited 19 documentaries and has been a sound editor on over 17 feature films from "REDS" to "Carlito's Way". In 1984, he won a Golden Reel Award for best feature sound editing for the film "Places In The Heart". In 1987, he cut "The Beat Generation", a feature length documentary that was selected for screening at the Berlin Film Festival. From 1988 to 1992 he edited 5 films for producer Irv Drasnin, including a portrait of Father Coughlin, "The Radio Priest", and a poetic history of the great American pastime, "Forever Baseball". He worked with Andy Kolker and Louis Alvarez for the first time in 1996 on the Peabody and Columbia-DuPont winning documentary, "Vote for Me", and won an editing Emmy for his efforts. Since then he has edited and co-produced their films MOMS, PEOPLE LIKE US, SEX:FEMALE, and SMALL BALL.

TRACY VOSBURGH (Executive Producer) is station manager for Penn State Public Broadcasting, where she is in charge of broadcasting and production. Among the many projects she oversees are WPSX-TV's productions of Penn State University sports for both local broadcast and cable distribution on the ESPN and Fox sports networks. Vosburgh has over 20 years of creative and management experience in public television. For many years she was production manger for WETA in Washington, D.C. for the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour. She has served as production manager and post production supervisor for National Geographic Explorer and in production management at ABC/Kane Production for the ABC/World of Discovery series. She served as production manager for WPSX-TV's Legendary Lighthouses series, distributed by PBS in l998.
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