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About the Producers: Elizabeth Deane

Elizabeth Deane, executive producer, was creator and executive producer of PBS's ten-part musical history Rock & Roll for which she won the Peabody Award and the ASCAP Award for Excellence in Music Programming. The series was also nominated for an Emmy and for the BAFTA, Britain's most prestigious television award. Deane, whose professional interests range from music to history and politics, served as executive producer for The Kennedys and Nixon, two presidential profiles for the history series American Experience which remain among the most-watched special programs in PBS history. Her recent films include John & Abigail Adams (2006) and Reconstruction: The Second Civil War (2004). Her numerous awards include four George Foster Peabody Awards, a duPont Columbia award, an Emmy, a Writers' Guild Award, a Gold Medal from Worldfest Houston, the Japan Prize, the Erik Barnouw Award of the Organization of American Historians, and Britain's Broadcasting Press Guild award.