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Program: Media Projects Production*
Date range: 2010-2012
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Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (Buffalo, NY 14240-1263)
John Grant (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
TR-50333-12
Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

To support: Production of a 90-minute documentary film and an associated website exploring the life and career of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $500,000 (approved); $500,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. (Waltham, MA 02453-0429)
Stephen Lyons (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
TR-50337-12
Across the Pacific

To support: Production of a two-hour documentary about the 1935 crossing of the Pacific Ocean in a Pan American Airways flying boat named the China Clipper.

Project fields: History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $600,000 (approved); $600,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

Twin Cities Public Television, Inc. (St. Paul, MN 55101-1492)
Catherine Allan (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
TR-50338-12
The Constitution

To support: Production of a four-part, four-hour television series accompanied by a companion website, a digital engagement strategy, "PBS NewsHour's" Student Reporting Labs in ten cities, and a series of high school debates developed, implemented, and webcast by the National Constitution Center.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $400,000 (approved); $400,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2012 – 8/31/2013

API Arts and Outreach, Inc. (New York, NY 10010-6903)
Daniel Anker (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
TR-50359-12
The Greatest Jubilee: American Music and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

To support: Production of a documentary film on the development of American music over the course of the 19th century that focuses on music performed at the 1893 Columbian Exposition.

Project fields: Film History and Criticism
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $550,000 (approved); $550,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2013 – 2/28/2015

World Music Productions (Brooklyn, NY 11215)
W. Sean Barlow (Project Director, 01/17/2012 - present)
TR-50369-12
Afropop Worldwide's Hip Deep

To support: Production of nine new radio and web episodes, re-editing and rebroadcasting six previously produced programs, migration of current website to new more accessible website, and the implementation of a new dissemination and syndication strategy for the "Hip Deep" series.

Project fields: Media Studies
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $175,000 (approved); $175,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 11/30/2013

WQED Multimedia (Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2957)
Darryl Ford Williams (Project Director, 01/17/2012 - present)
TR-50372-12
August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand

To support: Production of a 90-minute television documentary about the life and work of playwright August Wilson (1945-2005).

Project fields: Theater History and Criticism
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $704,000 (approved); $704,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 7/31/2014

Radio Diaries (New York, NY 10001)
Joe Richman (Project Director, 01/17/2012 - present)
TR-50377-12
The Audio History Project

To support: Production of a series of 12 historical documentaries ranging in length from 13 to 23 minutes to be broadcast on NPR's "All Things Considered" and a companion website.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $350,000 (approved); $350,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2015

New York Public Radio (New York, NY 10007-1602)
Sara Fishko (Project Director, 01/17/2012 - present)
TR-50380-12
Gene Smith and The Jazz Loft

To support: Production of a 90-minute documentary about photographer W. Eugene (Gene) Smith and the history of jazz in New York during the 1950s.

Project fields: Media Studies
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $704,000 (approved); $704,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2015

Kitchen Sisters Productions (San Francisco, CA 94133-5107)
Nikki Silva (Project Director, 01/17/2012 - present)
TR-50388-12
Hidden Kitchens World

To support: Production of eight, seven-minute radio stories to air on NPR's "Morning Edition," an hour-long public radio broadcast special distributed to stations, a multimedia website, and a blog featuring scholars each exploring the complex relationships among food, culture, and society.

Project fields: Media Studies
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $150,000 (approved); $150,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2014

Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. (Waltham, MA 02453-0429)
Laurie Kahn (Project Director, 01/17/2012 - present)
TR-50389-12
The Popular Romance Project Film and Website: Creating Community in a Mass Cultural World

To support: Production of a two-hour documentary about the history and context of the romance novel and the global community built around a mass-produced popular cultural product.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $616,000 (approved); $616,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2015

City Lore: NY Center for Urban Folk Culture (New York, NY 10003-9322)
Ric Burns (Project Director, 01/17/2012 - present)
TR-50397-12
The Pilgrims

To support: Production of a two-hour film and companion website exploring the political, economic, religious, and historical forces that led to the formation and migration of the Pilgrims and the first decade of their colony in New England.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $704,000 (approved); $704,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 10/31/2014

WNET (New York, NY 10019-7416)
Jill Peters (Project Director, 06/15/2012 - present)
TR-50404-12
.Mission US: Think Fast About the Past Tablet App

No statement available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2012 – 12/31/2012

GWETA, Inc. (Washington, DC 20013-2626)
David Thompson (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
TR-50238-11
The Dust Bowl

To support: Production of a two-part, four-hour documentary film series on the Dust Bowl, the southern Plains states' decade-long natural catastrophe and man-made ecological disaster in the 1930s.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $500,000 (approved); $500,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 3/31/2013

New York Foundation for the Arts (Brooklyn, NY 11201-8301)
Oren Rudavsky (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
TR-50240-11
The Zionist Idea

To support: Production of a two-hour documentary film and website on the history of Zionism.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $650,000 (approved); $650,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 3/31/2015

Social Media Productions, Inc. (Brooklyn, NY 11201-3040)
John Maggio (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
TR-50242-11
The Italian Americans

To support: Production and development of a four-hour documentary film series about the history of Italian Americans.

Project fields: American Studies
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $500,000 (approved); $500,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 9/30/2013

WGBH Educational Foundation (Boston, MA 02135-2016)
Mark Samels (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
TR-50246-11
American Experience: The Abolitionists

To support: Production of a multiplatform project on the abolitionists, the determined activists who sought the immediate end of slavery in the decades leading up to the Civil War.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $700,000 (approved); $700,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

Minnesota Public Radio (St. Paul, MN 55101-1941)
Kristen Wesloh (Project Director, 02/19/2014 - present); Colleen Scheck (Project Director, 07/30/2012 - 07/30/2012); Kate Moos (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - 09/20/2012); Peter Clowney (Project Director, 09/21/2012 - 02/18/2014)
TR-50248-11
Speaking of Faith® Biographical Series

To support: Production of four one-hour radio programs and a companion website profiling significant figures in the history of religious and ethical thought world wide.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $75,000 (approved); $75,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2014

WNET (New York, NY 10019-7416)
Stephen Segaller (Project Director, 05/06/2011 - present); William Grant (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - 05/05/2011)
TR-50250-11
Many Rivers to Cross: A History of the African American People

To support: The production costs only of an eight-part series chronicling the African American experience from the early 1500s to the present.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $250,000 (approved); $250,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 1/31/2014

Living Archives, Inc. (New York, NY 10013)
Nancy Buirski (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present); Elisabeth James (Co Project Director, 07/27/2011 - present)
TR-50255-11
The Loving Story

To support: Production of a 90-minute documentary on the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia (1967) and the legal case concerning anti-miscegenation laws.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $350,000 (approved); $350,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2011 – 3/31/2012

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629)
Andrew Wyndham (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
TR-50273-11
BackStory with the American History Guys

To support: Production of 60 new and 30 updated one-hour radio programs with interviews and special features providing historical perspective on a variety of contemporary issues and topics.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $350,000 (approved); $350,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 12/31/2013

Gorongosa Restoration Project, Inc. (Washington, DC 20037-1124)
Hugo Perez (Project Director, 10/12/2010 - present)
TR-50282-11
Neither Memory Nor Magic

No statement available.

Project fields: Literature, General
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $27,500 (approved); $27,500 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2010 – 9/30/2011

Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. (Waltham, MA 02453-0429)
Sarah Colt (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
TR-50286-11
Henry Ford and the American Dream

To support: Production of a two-hour film that explores the life of Henry Ford, America's pre-eminent businessman and one of the most influential Americans of the 20th century.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $600,000 (approved); $600,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 10/31/2012

GWETA, Inc. (Washington, DC 20013-2626)
David Thompson (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
TR-50287-11
The Roosevelts

To support: Production of a 14-hour documentary film series that would examine the history of the Roosevelt family, focusing on Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $750,000 (approved); $750,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2014

WGBH Educational Foundation (Boston, MA 02135-2016)
Mark Samels (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
TR-50289-11
American Experience: Freedom Summer

To support: Production of a two-hour documentary film and multiplatform project on Freedom Summer (1964), the historic Mississippi voter registration and education effort.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $700,000 (approved); $700,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2012 – 1/31/2015

Katahdin Foundation (Hollywood, CA 90038-2353)
Dyanna Taylor (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
TR-50305-11
Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

To support: Production of a 90-minute documentary film on the life of renowned documentary photographer, Dorothea Lange.

Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $550,000 (approved); $550,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2014

Tulane University (New Orleans, LA 70118-5698)
Nicholas Spitzer (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
TR-50307-11
American Routes, Routes to Recovery: Memories of People and Places

To support: Production of six two-hour programs and four one-hour documentary programs to be featured on American Routes radio program.

Project fields: Media Studies
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $250,000 (approved); $250,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Public Radio International (Minneapolis, MN 55401-2097)
Melinda Ward (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
TR-50317-11
American Icons III on Studio 360 from PRI and WNYC

To support: The production of a one-hour national public radio series on iconic works of American culture for Public Radio International's Studio 360.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 11/30/2013

GWETA, Inc. (Washington, DC 20013-2626)
David Thompson (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
TR-50099-10
Prohibition

To support: Production of a three-part, six-hour documentary with a companion website about the rise, rule, and repeal of the 18th Amendment in its social, cultural, and political contexts.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $500,000 (approved); $500,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 4/30/2012

GWETA, Inc. (Washington, DC 20013-2626)
Jeff Bieber (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
TR-50103-10
The Latino Americans

To support: Production of the first two one-hour episodes of a six-part television series examining the history of Latino Americans, accompanied by a radio series and a website.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $400,000 (approved); $400,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 2/28/2014

National Geographic Society (Washington, DC 20036)
Terry Garcia (Project Director, 06/07/2013 - present); Maryanne Culpepper (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - 06/06/2013)
TR-50109-10
In the Footsteps of Heroes

To support: Production of a six-part television documentary series about the history and culture of Ancient Greek civilization from the Bronze Age through the Roman annexation of Greece in 146 BCE.

Project fields: Ancient History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $800,000 (approved); $800,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 3/31/2015

WGBH Educational Foundation (Boston, MA 02135-2016)
Mark Samels (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
TR-50110-10
American Experience: This Republic of Suffering

To support: Production of a 90-minute documentary about how the unprecedented death toll of the Civil War challenged American cultural attitudes about death and changed federal government policies regarding soldiers.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $600,000 (approved); $579,367 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 12/31/2012

Radio Diaries (New York, NY 10001)
Joe Richman (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
TR-50114-10
The Audio History Project

To support: Production of eight radio documentaries on forgotten episodes in American history to air on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. The project would also include an interactive website and public programs.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $250,000 (approved); $250,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2010 – 3/30/2012

University of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA 70148-0001)
Nicholas Spitzer (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
TR-50122-10
American Routes: Routes to Recovery

To support: Production of ten two-hour radio programs featured on American Routes that explore how a variety of communities use musical traditions to recover after economic downturns.

Project fields: Media Studies
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $200,000 (approved); $200,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 3/31/2011

Twin Cities Public Television, Inc. (St. Paul, MN 55101-1492)
Catherine Allan (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
TR-50123-10
Slavery by Another Name

To support: Production of a multiplatform project that recounts how in the years following the Civil War new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South keeping hundreds of thousands of African Americans in a brutal system of neo-slavery that would persist until the onset of World War II.

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Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $600,000 (approved); $600,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 6/30/2012

WNET (New York, NY 10019-7416)
Sandra Sheppard (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
TR-50143-10
Mission US

To support: Production of three of a series of five free, online immersive animated games for children ages nine to thirteen that cover crucial historical moments in the shaping of American ideals and institutions.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $235,499 (approved); $235,499 (awarded)
Grant period: 12/1/2010 – 12/31/2014

Funding details
Original grant (2012) $200,000
Supplement (2012) $35,499

America Abroad Media (Washington, DC 20036)
Aaron Lobel (Project Director, 08/28/2009 - present)
TR-50152-10
The Arab World's Demographic Dilemma: Young, Unemployed, and Searching for a Voice

To support: Production of three, one-hour shows for a public radio series analyzing the challenges facing Arab youth today.

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Project fields: U.S. Regional Studies
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

Catticus Corporation (Berkeley, CA 94710-2597)
Bill Jersey (Project Director, 08/31/2009 - present)
TR-50158-10
The Architect and the Painter: The Creative Lives of Charles and Ray Eames

To support: Production of a 90-minute television documentary on designers Charles and Ray Eames.

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Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $600,000 (approved); $600,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 12/31/2011

City Lore: NY Center for Urban Folk Culture (New York, NY 10003-9322)
Michael Kantor (Project Director, 01/14/2010 - present)
TR-50177-10
Superheroes!

To support: The first episode in a series of three one-hour programs and a companion website on comic book heroes as reflections of American cultural values from 1938 to the present.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $800,000 (approved); $800,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 3/31/2014

Funding details
Original grant (2013) $675,000
Supplement (2013) $125,000

Center for New American Media, Inc. (New York, NY 10018-3073)
Louis Alvarez (Project Director, 01/14/2010 - present)
TR-50180-10
Past/Present 1906: An Immersive History Game for the Internet

To support: Production of a computer game and an accompanying website about life in a New England mill town in 1906.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 4/30/2012

World Music Productions (Brooklyn, NY 11215)
W. Sean Barlow (Project Director, 01/14/2010 - present)
TR-50194-10
Afropop Worldwide

To support: Production of 18 one-hour radio episodes, re-editing of 12 encore episodes, and development of new website components about African music and culture.

Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 11/30/2012

WNET (New York, NY 10019-7416)
Stephen Segaller (Project Director, 01/14/2010 - present)
TR-50209-10
Prefaces to Shakespeare

To support: Broadcast of the first six episodes of a series that will contextualize the stories of all of Shakespeare's plays along with public programs and a website.

Project fields: Literature, General
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $900,000 (approved); $900,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 11/1/2010 – 10/31/2013

Defiant Requiem Foundation (Washington, DC 20015-1775)
Stuart Eizenstat (Project Director, 03/08/2010 - present)
TR-50229-10
Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin

No statement available.

Project fields: Education, European History, Jewish Studies
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2010 – 2/28/2011

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