WETA Washington, D.C.
Sharon P. Rockefeller, President & CEO
Series Production Manager
Series Associate Producer
Series Post-Production Supervisor
Series Production Assistant
Series Art Direction
Series Graphic Design
Trailers and Television Promotion
Montgomery & Co Creative
National Public Relations
Vice President, External Affairs
Senior Director, Marketing and Media Relations
Marketing and Media Relations Associate
Vice President, Program Development & Syndication
Director, Station Relations
General Manager, WETA Production Center
Coordinator, Web Content
Rebecca E. Quirk
Timeline Content Writer & Researcher
Dalton Delan has been executive vice president and chief programming officer of WETA Washington, D.C., the major producing station for PBS and the flagship public television station in the nation's capital, since 1998.
Delan directs WETA's national production department, creating reality, history, science, lifestyle, performance, and news and public affairs programming. His responsibilities also include overseeing syndication and marketing of WETA's productions to the 349 PBS stations across the country, as well as work with cable networks.
Prior to joining WETA, Delan was executive vice president of programming and creative director for Sundance Channel, where he helped launch the channel for independent films in a highly competitive media environment. There, Delan worked directly with network founder Robert Redford in developing the network's creative vision.
Delan's prior positions include senior vice president for programming and production at the Travel Channel in Atlanta, where he headed the relaunch of the network; director of program development at Lifetime Television in New York; director of documentary programming at Home Box Office; member of the producing staff of the ABC News Closeup documentary unit; and writer/editor with Time-Life Books.
Delan graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University.
Jeff Bieber is Vice President and Executive Producer for national programs broadcast on PBS including weekly series, limited documentaries, specials, and news coverage. Bieber’s responsibilities include creating original programming, forging media partnerships, securing funding, hiring and supervising production staff, overseeing ancillary activities ranging from promotion, digital platforms, outreach, companion books, tape sales and syndication. Bieber works extensively with corporate and foundation marketing and has developed key co-production partners in the UK and magazine alliances in the U.S.
Bieber is the executive producer for AMERICA AT A CROSSROADS, a twelve-hour, six-night primetime series examining America’s war on terrorism five years after 9/11. Hosted by Robert MacNeil, the series will be broadcast in April 2007. Production includes shooting in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, South America, and U.S. production partners include The New York Times, Frontline, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and companies in London, New York, Toronto, Washington, D.C. and Lost Angeles.
Working with producer David Grubin, Bieber created THE JEWISH AMERICANS – a six-hour primetime television series documenting the 350-year Jewish experience in the United States. Slated for broadcast in January 2008 the series is narrated by Gwyneth Paltrow, and it will include a companion book, website and major outreach and promotional campaigns.
In addition, Bieber is responsible for transforming the flagship PBS news program, WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL, by hiring its current moderator Gwen Ifill, modernizing the set, graphics, show open, updating the format, and producing road shows across the country. A recent alliance with The National Journal has created editorial and financial benefits, contributing to recent funding by Boeing and Chevron.
Bieber’s programs have garnered numerous honors, including two Emmy and three CINE Golden Eagle Awards. Among his many program credits are: THERE ONCE WAS A TOWN, an account of Holocaust survivors returning to their hometown; FOR THE LIVING, an award-winning documentary on the creation of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; WHO PLAYS GOD?, a documentary special on American health care; STRAIGHT TALK WITH DEREK MCGINTY, a public affairs series; and A CAPITOL FOURTH and THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, live annual concerts broadcast from the U.S. Capitol.
Born in England, Leo Eaton has produced and directed television and film in Europe and the U.S. for more than 2 decades and been honored with most of television's top awards. His 13-part action reality series COWBOY 101 for OLN (The Outdoor Life Network), aired in October 2004 and TANGO, THE SPIRIT OF ARGENTINA (sequel to his 2003 performance special MARIACHI, THE SPIRIT OF MEXICO, hosted by Plácido Domingo) aired on PBS in March 2005. Eaton executive produced Michael Wood’s newest 4-hour series IN SEARCH OF MYTHS AND HEROES, which will air on PBS in the Fall of 2005 and just completed Season 2 of the 26-hour Kratt Brothers BE THE CREATURE series, now airing on the National Geographic Channel. Eaton’s 3-hour history series, IN SEARCH OF ANCIENT IRELAND—which he wrote, directed and series produced—aired on RTE (Ireland) and PBS in June 2002. Other recent PBS projects include CLASSIC AMERICAN CARS OF CUBA (August 2002). Previously Eaton executive produced and created (with Chris & Martin Kratt) PBS’s 2001 Emmy Award winning hit pre-school nature series ZOBOOMAFOO, for which he also directed, as well as executive producing many other Michael Wood PBS/BBC documentary series that include THE LIFE & TIMES OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (2004), CONQUISTADORS (2001) and IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT (1998).
For A&E’s INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS, Eaton produced & directed SHUTTLE PILOT (2001)—a behind-the-scenes profile of a NASA shuttle mission, WOMEN WARRIORS, THE MAKING OF A MARINE (1999), the 2-hour DANGEROUS SKIES, INSIDE THE US AIRFORCE (1998), and the 3-hour DANGEROUS SEAS, INSIDE THE US COAST GUARD (1996). Between 1994 & 1996, he was Executive Producer and creator (also with Chris & Martin Kratt) of KRATTS' CREATURES, PBS's ground-breaking children’s comedy wild life adventure series.
From 1989 to 1994, Eaton was Senior Vice President of National/International Production at Maryland Public Television (MPT), responsible for overseeing MPT's growth into one of the top four producing centers for America’s public television system (PBS). As Executive Producer, Eaton developed, produced and/or executive produced numerous major primetime documentary series for PBS, including: SEAPOWER (1994), MINIDRAGONS 11 (1993), THE NEW EUROPEANS (1992), LEGACY with Michael Wood (1992), MINIDRAGONS (1991), AFTER THE WARMING with James Burke (1990) and TIMELINE (1989). He produced, directed and executive produced documentary specials for broadcasters around the world, including THE VIETNAM PEACE (1993) for ABC-TV, Australia, THE CONTRACEPTIVE REVOLUTION with Linda Ellerbee (1992) for TBS and RULING THE WAVES (1993) for ITV's VIEWPOINTS in the UK. With a special focus on co-production, Eaton has developed successful partnerships with more than 20 international broadcasters, especially in Europe & S.E. Asia.
In the 1980s, Eaton produced and directed numerous documentary and children's drama series and specials for PBS and commercial distribution, including THE REAL ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK JONES & PROCTER WATSON (1987), THE PERKINS FAMILY (1987), the Benjamin Britten opera CURLEW RIVER (1985), NEWSCASTS FROM THE PAST (1984) and MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COWBOYS with Waylon Jennings (1981). He was Director of Production at KLRN/KLRU-TV (San Antonio/Austin, Texas) between 1984 and 1987 and President & CEO of West Texas-based production company, Big Bend Productions Inc.
Eaton has taught film production & scriptwriting at the University of Texas (Austin) and lived in Greece, Portugal, Canada and Mexico, where he developed and wrote feature films and drama scripts for British film and television. Before moving to the US, Eaton worked on British TV series such as THE SAINT, UFO, JOE 90, CAPTAIN SCARLET and other TV episodic drama series based in the UK. Author of a recent book on Irish history In Search of Ancient Ireland, published by Ivan R. Dee in 2002, Eaton’s awards, publications and associations are available on request. Eaton Creative