The Filmmakers

ELIZABETH ARLEDGE, Producer/Director

Filmmaker Elizabeth ArledgePhoto Credit: Susan Wilson Elizabeth Arledge is a documentary filmmaker and journalist with more than 25 years of experience in developing, producing, directing, and writing for national network, cable, and public television. Her previous collaboration with Twin Cities Public Television, The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's, won the Prime Time Emmy for Outstanding Nonfiction Special. Her investigative film Out of Control: AIDS in Black America for ABC News won the George Foster Peabody Award. She has produced films for Frontline, NOVA, and numerous stand‐alone specials for PBS, as well as multiple magazine length stories for NOVA Science Now. (Photo Credit: Susan Wilson)


GERRY RICHMAN, Executive Producer


Executive Producer Gerry Richman Gerry Richman is Vice President of National Productions at Twin Cities PBS (TPT). In his 25+ years with TPT, Richman has helped develop one of public television’s most highly regarded production departments. A four-time Emmy Award winning producer/director, Richman served as executive in charge of production for TPT’s major national health specials, including The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s and Peabody winner Depression: Out of the Shadows. Richman has overseen numerous major PBS documentaries, which have been honored with Emmys, Peabody Awards and screenings at the Sundance Film Festival. In addition, he was executive in charge of the classic documentary Hoop Dreams, a Peabody winner and voted by the International Documentary Association as the #1 documentary of all time. 




TPT National Productions is the national production division of Twin Cities PBS, the PBS affiliate for Minneapolis/St. Paul. TPT National Productions is a prominent producer for the national public television system, whose productions have been honored with virtually every major television award. TPT is currently the fourth largest station provider of content for the PBS national schedule.  TPT also amplifies the reach and impact of its national television productions with innovative websites and significant community engagement initiatives.

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