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Peter Kunhardt is a ten-year veteran of ABC News. He served as Executive Producer of Our World, the critically-acclaimed historical program hosted by Linda Ellerbee and Ray Gandolf. He developed and produced a two-hour ABC special celebrating the anniversary of Life Magazine, 50 Years of Life. Hosted by Barbara Walters with a galaxy of stars, the show was taped before a capacity crowd at Radio City Music Hall. As a producer for the ABC News magazine 20/20, Kunhardt received two national Emmy awards. In 1987 he formed Kunhardt Productions in order to work more closely with both his father and brother. In 1988, he won his third national Emmy Award for JFK: In His Own Words. He is co-author of Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography and served as producer and director of the ABC mini-series, Lincoln and of the Barnum documentary for Discovery as well as The American President for PBS. Peter lives in Chappaqua, New York, with his wife, Suzy, and their four children.

Philip B. Kunhardt III co-authored Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography (1992), P.T. Barnum: America's Greatest Showman (1995), and The American President (1999). He was the writer and co-producer of the ABC mini-series Lincoln, Discovery's Barnum documentary, and PBS's The American President. An Episcopal priest on the staff of St. Mark's Church, Mt. Kisco and a trustee of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, he was the writer of Eldercare, which won a National Media Award in 1989; in 1991, he co-wrote The People's Palace, a national PBS special about the New York Public Library. Philip lives with his wife, Margie, and their four children in Waccabuc, New York.

Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr., a former managing editor of LIFE Magazine, is the author of numerous books, including the Christopher Award-winning memoir, My Father's House, and A New Birth of Freedom: Lincoln at Gettysburg, which won the Barondess/Lincoln prize in 1984 as the outstanding Lincoln book of that year. He is also co-author, along with his mother, of Twenty Days, the definitive account of Lincoln's assassination and its aftermath. Co-author of Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography, he was a writer and producer of Lincoln, a four hour mini-series for ABC and of a three hour Barnum documentary for Discovery. He was also a writer and producer of The American President. Mr. Kunhardt lives with his wife, Katharine, in Chappaqua, New York and Hancock, Maine, with their four dogs and never too far from their six children and seventeen grandchildren.

Dyllan McGee joined Kunhardt Productions in 1993 and serves as Coordinating Producer for all documentaries. She also serves as the supervising producer for Picture History and all educational web projects, including A History of US, The American President, and Inside the White House. Dyllan is a Trustee of the Taft School and a member of the Blue Hill Troupe. She is married and lives in Ossining, New York.

Nancy Steiner came to Kunhardt Productions from NBC News in 2001 where she started as a producer in 1981. While at NBC News she traveled the world producing special features for Today and Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. Most recently she produced Katie Couric's two-part series on colon cancer, the second of which earned her a George Foster Peabody Award. She also worked for Turner Broadcasting System, where she produced cable's first national newscast. In addition to producing for Kunhardt Productions, she currently sits on the New York advisory board of Facing History and Ourselves, a national organization that helps students make sound ethical choices through deepening their understanding of history. She lives in Bedford Hills, New York with her husband, two daughters, one dog and four rabbits.

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