Linda Hirsch

Linda Hirsch is a producer of documentary films for Rain Media in New York City. For the last five years she has worked on many groundbreaking films for FRONTLINE, including Money, Power, Wall Street and The Untouchables on the Wall Street meltdown of 2008; United States of Secrets (Part 2) on the Snowden revelations; and, for the last two years, films on ISIS and the wars in Iraq and Syria including The Rise of ISIS, Obama at War and Inside Assad's Syria. These documentaries have earned multiple awards, including Emmy Awards, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, the George Polk Award and the Overseas Press Club Award.

Before joining Rain Media, Hirsch worked for fifteen years on news documentaries with Peter Jennings at ABC’s Peter Jennings Reporting and then at Peter Jennings Productions and The Documentary Group. During those years, she produced many award-winning documentaries including The Documentary Group’s America in Primetime, a four-hour series for PBS about the history of scripted television; Bitter Medicine: Pills, Profit and the Public Health, an investigation of the pharmaceutical industry; the Emmy Award-winning The Gun Fight, an investigation of the National Rifle Association; and the Emmy-Award winning episode of The Century series In Search of the Promised Land, about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Memphis Sanitation Strike. She also produced the two-hour ABC News special Earth 2100 in 2010 about the possible convergence of environmental threats in the next century.

Hirsch has worked with FRONTLINE correspondent and producer Martin Smith many times over her long career, first at the documentary unit CBS Reports and then at ABC’s Peter Jennings Reporting, where they collaborated on numerous documentaries including Peter Jennings Reporting: Rage & Betrayal: The Lives of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, and Pot of Gold, about the domestic marijuana business.

Hirsch graduated from Wellesley College and received a master’s degree in English Literature from Columbia University. She lives in New York City.

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New York City

1h 54m
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The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
FRONTLINE investigates the rise of Saudi Arabia's crown prince, his vision for the future, his handling of dissent, and the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
October 1, 2019
2h 51m
Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia
FRONTLINE investigates how a dangerous rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has plunged the Middle East into sectarian war.
February 20, 2018
1h 54m
Confronting ISIS
FRONTLINE investigates the U.S.-led efforts to degrade and destroy ISIS.
October 11, 2016
Inside Assad's Syria
The world's eyes have been fixed on the tens of thousands of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria for Europe. But what is life like for those left behind?
October 27, 2015
Obama at War
FRONTLINE goes inside the Obama administration's struggle to deal with ISIS and the deadly civil war in Syria.
May 26, 2015
The Rise of ISIS
FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith reports from Iraq on the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS.
October 28, 2014