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June 30, 2009: Credits

Web Site Credits

Lauren Aguirre, Executive Editor
Kristine Allington, Project Coordinator
Susanna Bolle, Intern
Darcy Forlenza, Editorial Assistant
Jon Hayward, Designer
Tyler Howe, Senior Designer
Alan Kwan, Developer
David Levin, Associate Editor
Susan K. Lewis, Senior Editor
Tacita Morway, Senior Developer
Melissa Salpietra, Associate Editor
Peter Tyson, Editor in Chief
Rachel VanCott, Editorial Assistant

Photo and Image Credits

Diamond Factory

Diamond Factory hub page
Image: (synthetic diamonds) © WGBH Educational Foundation

Digital Diamonds
Image: (diamond disc) © WGBH Educational Foundation

Ask the Expert
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Anthrax Investigation

Special Thanks
Mark Wheelis, UC Davis

Anthrax Investigation hub page
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History of Biowarfare
Images: (trebuchet) © WGBH Educational Foundation; (Jeffery Amherst) Courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division; (soldier and gas mask) © Corbis/Bettmann; (scientists injecting bacillus into rats) Courtesy Library of Congress, George Grantham Bain Collection; (technicians in Fort Detrick) © AP Images; (anthrax) © WGBH Educational Foundation; (Tokyo subway attack) © Tokyo Shimbu/Corbis Sygma; (United Nations Security Council) Courtesy United Nations/Tara Engberg; (anthrax letter) Public domain

Was It Weaponized?
Video: (all) © WGBH Educational Foundation

Ask the Expert
Image: (Paul Keim) Courtesy Paul Keim


Auto-Tune hub page
Image: (Neil deGrasse Tyson singing) Courtesy T. Robin Hirsh

Pitch Perfect
Images: (guitar, banjo) © istockphoto/Don Bayley; (drum) © istockphoto/Diane Diederich; (bell) © istockphoto/Alex Kalmbach; (bass) © istockphoto/Jake Holmes; (Harold "Andy" Hildebrand) Courtesy Harold Hildebrand; (Jonathan Loewald; Cass Sapir; Cass Sapir and Jonathan Loewald; David Levin; Darcy Forlenza, David Levin, and Jonathan Loewald) © WGBH Educational Foundation; (T-pain) © AP Images/Jason DeCrow; (Cher) © AP Images/Mitchell Zachs; (Aretha Franklin) © AP Images/Ron Edmonds

Ask the Expert
Image: (Harold Hildebrand) Courtesy Harold Hildebrand

Profile: Luis von Ahn

Profile: Luis von Ahn hub page
Image: (Luis von Ahn) Courtesy Carnegie Mellon University

Games With a Purpose
Images: (all) © WGBH Educational Foundation

Ask the Expert
Image: (Luis von Ahn) Courtesy Carnegie Mellon University

The Perfect Date
Images: (Luis von Ahn) Courtesy Carnegie Mellon University; (robot) © WGBH Educational Foundation; (Alan Turing) Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Production Credits

Diamond Factory

Edited by
Steve Audette

Written, Produced and Directed by
Julia Cort

Anthrax Investigation

Produced, Directed and Edited by
Sarah Holt


Produced and Edited by
Vincent Liota

Profile: Luis von Ahn

Edited by
Joshua Baron

Produced by
Joshua Seftel and Jason Cavanagh

Directed by
Joshua Seftel

NOVA scienceNOW

Executive Producer
Samuel Fine

Executive Editor
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Senior Series Producer
Vincent Liota

Senior Producer
Julia Cort

Supervising Producers
Stephen Sweigart
Joey David Jovanovich

Senior Editor and Colorist
David Chmura

Senior Researcher
Sharon Kay

Associate Producer
Fran Laks

Assistant Editor
Tung-Jen (Sunny) Chiang

Graphic Design
Brian Edgerton

Compositor & Animator
Yunsik Noh

Rob Morsberger

Sound Mix
Bill Cavanaugh, RazorMix, Inc.

Assistant to Neil deGrasse Tyson
Elizabeth Stachow

NOVA scienceNOW Series Animation

Associate Producers
Julie Crawford
Jonathan Loewald
Richard Marnell
Laura Willcox

Austin de Besche
Brian Dowley
Robin Hirsh
Stephen Kazmierski
Rob Lyall

Sound Recordists
John Cameron
James Lindsey
Len Schmitz
Chris Strollo

Animation and Graphics
Anthony Kraus
Sputnik Animation
James LaPlante
Dan Nutu

Ethan Herberman
Eric Olson

Archival Material
AP Worldwide Photos
BBC Motion Gallery
CNN Image Source
The Frederick News-Post and Randall Family, LLC
Getty Images
Josh Landis
National Science Foundation
Prelinger Internet Archives
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium
Steven Snyder
WTC: The First 24 Hours, Producers; Etienne Sauret & David Carrara

Special Thanks
Jason Bannan, FBI microbiologist
Carnegie Mellon University
Dave and Busters
Gemological Institute of America
Justin Goger Malo
George Gray, Gray Jewelers
Susan Hrishenko
Northern Arizona University
David Rasko
Sandia National Laboratories
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Neil deGrasse Tyson is director of the Hayden Planetarium in the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History.

NOVA Series Graphics
yU + co.

NOVA Theme Music
Walter Werzowa
John Luker
Musikvergnuegen, Inc.

Additional NOVA Theme Music
Ray Loring
Rob Morsberger

Post Production Online Editor
Spencer Gentry

Closed Captioning
The Caption Center

NOVA Administrator
Mykim Dang

Carole McFall
Eileen Campion
Victoria Louie
Karinna Sjo-Gaber
Karen Laverty

Steve Sears

Kate Becker

Senior Researcher
Gaia Remerowski

Production Coordinator
Linda Callahan

Sarah Erlandson

Talent Relations
Scott Kardel, Esq.
Janice Flood

Legal Counsel
Susan Rosen

Production Assistant
Ryan Murdock

Post Production Assistant
Darcy Forlenza

Associate Producer, Post Production
Patrick Carey

Post Production Supervisor
Regina O'Toole

Post Production Editors
Rebecca Nieto
Jason York

Post Production Manager
Nathan Gunner

Compliance Manager
Linzy Emery

Development Producer
Pamela Rosenstein

Business Manager
Joseph P. Tracy

Senior Producer and Project Director
Lisa Mirowitz

Coordinating Producer
Laurie Cahalane

Senior Science Editor
Evan Hadingham

Senior Series Producer
Melanie Wallace

Managing Director
Alan Ritsko

Senior Executive Producer
Paula S. Apsell

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