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Program: Media Projects Production*
Date range: 2010-2013
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George Mason University (Fairfax, VA 22030-4444)
Kelly Schrum
TR-50409-13
Popular Romance Project Website

Production of an interactive, multifaceted website that would serve as an anchor for the "Popular Romance Project," a multimedia project on the writing, production, and consumption of popular romance literature.

[Grant products]
Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $250,000
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 3/31/2015

Catticus Corporation (Berkeley, CA 94710)
Richard L. Wormser
TR-50414-13
American Reds: The Failed Revolution

Production of a two-hour documentary film about the rise and fall of the Communist Party in America.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $500,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 5/31/2014

Silk Road Project, Inc. (Boston, MA 02134-1003)
Cristin Canterbury Bagnall
TR-50420-13
The Sound of Silk

Production of a documentary about the Silk Road Ensemble, a collective of virtuoso musicians from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Project fields: International Studies
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $500,000
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 9/30/2014

Fractured Atlas Productions, Inc. (New York, NY 10010)
Barbara Berney
TR-50424-13
The Power to Heal

Production of a 90-minute documentary film exploring the civil rights movement from the perspective of health care professionals, grassroots organizers, and policy makers who worked to integrate healthcare in the United States.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 3/31/2015

Tulane University (New Orleans, LA 70118-5698)
Nicholas R. Spitzer
TR-50437-13
American Routes: Routes to a Creative Future-Cultural Sustainability and the Usable Past

Production of six two-hour radio documentaries and four one-hour programs exploring American musical culture to be featured on the "American Routes" radio series.

Project fields: Media Studies
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $146,000
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 6/30/2014

WNET (New York, NY 10019-7416)
Stephen Segaller
TR-50442-13
Shakespeare Uncovered

Production of six one-hour documentaries and a website on the plays of William Shakespeare.

Project fields: Literature, General
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $500,000
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015

OUR L.A. (Los Angeles, CA 90027-4655)
Lyn Goldfarb
TR-50453-13
Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

Production of a 90-minute documentary film exploring the life and career of Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley (1917-1998), first African American mayor of Los Angeles who was elected in 1973 and served until 1993.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $500,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 5/31/2014

WGBH Educational Foundation (Boston, MA 02135-2016)
Mark Samels
TR-50468-13
American Experience: Murder of a President

Production of a two-hour documentary film that uses the short-lived presidency of James A. Garfield as a lens to explore numerous political, social, cultural, and scientific issues related to the United States at the time.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $500,000
Grant period: 11/1/2013 – 12/31/2014

World Music Productions (Brooklyn, NY 11215)
W. Sean Barlow
TR-50470-13
Afropop Worldwide's Hip Deep series

Production of ten new radio episodes, substantive updates of five existing Afropop Worldwide "Hip Deep" programs exploring contemporary African music, education materials, and an outreach and evaluation campaign.

Project fields: Media Studies
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $180,000
Grant period: 12/1/2013 – 11/30/2014

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
Peter Galison
TR-50485-13
Containment: A Film about the Nuclear Landscape Now and for the Next 10,000 Years

Final production of a 90-minute feature documentary film analyzing the cultural and political meanings of the problem of nuclear waste.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $150,000
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 7/31/2015

Language Conservancy (Bloomington, IN 47404-2008)
Wilhelm Meya
TR-50491-13
Rising Voices/H├│thaninpi

Production of a 60-minute documentary, an interactive website, and an open source online discussion platform for use by scholars and the general public exploring the cultural significance of the Lakota language and efforts to save it.

Project fields: Native American Studies
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $500,000
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 3/31/2015

City Lore: NY Center for Urban Folk Culture (New York, NY 10003-9322)
Ric Burns
TR-50498-13
Chinese Exclusion

Production of a two-hour documentary film examining the decades-long struggles and triumphs of Chinese immigrants in America in the period leading up to and following the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $500,000
Grant period: 12/1/2013 – 12/31/2014

Independent Television Service (San Francisco, CA 94107-1535)
Dennis Palmieri
TR-50505-13
Created Equal Social Screenings

No description available.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $7,500
Grant period: 2/1/2013 – 5/31/2013

Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (Buffalo, NY 14240-1263)
John Grant
TR-50333-12
Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

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 amount awarded: $500,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. (Waltham, MA 02453-0429)
Stephen E. Lyons
TR-50337-12
Across the Pacific

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 amount awarded: $600,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

Twin Cities Public Television, Inc. (St. Paul, MN 55101-1492)
Catherine M. Allan
TR-50338-12
The Constitution

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 amount awarded: $400,000
Grant period: 3/1/2012 – 8/31/2013

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

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 amount awarded: $550,000
Grant period: 3/1/2013 – 2/28/2015

World Music Productions (Brooklyn, NY 11215)
W. Sean Barlow
TR-50369-12
Afropop Worldwide's Hip Deep

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 amount awarded: $175,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 11/30/2013

WQED Multimedia (Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2957)
Darryl Ford Williams
TR-50372-12
August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand

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 amount awarded: $704,000
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 7/31/2014

Radio Diaries (New York, NY 10001)
Joe Kirk Richman
TR-50377-12
The Audio History Project

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 amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2015

New York Public Radio (New York, NY 10007-1602)
Sara Fishko
TR-50380-12
Gene Smith and The Jazz Loft

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 amount awarded: $704,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2014

Kitchen Sisters Productions (San Francisco, CA 94133-5107)
Nikki Silva
TR-50388-12
Hidden Kitchens World

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 amount awarded: $150,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2014

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

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 amount awarded: $616,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2015

City Lore: NY Center for Urban Folk Culture (New York, NY 10003-9322)
Ric Burns
TR-50397-12
The Pilgrims

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 amount awarded: $704,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 10/31/2014

WNET (New York, NY 10019-7416)
Jill Peters
TR-50404-12
.Mission US: Think Fast About the Past Tablet App

No description available.

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

GWETA, Inc. (Washington, DC 20013-2626)
David S. Thompson
TR-50238-11
The Dust Bowl

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 amount awarded: $500,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 3/31/2013

New York Foundation for the Arts (Brooklyn, NY 11201-8301)
Oren D. Rudavsky
TR-50240-11
The Zionist Idea

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 amount awarded: $650,000
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 10/31/2014

Social Media Productions, Inc. (Brooklyn, NY 11201-3040)
John Maggio
TR-50242-11
The Italian Americans

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 amount awarded: $500,000
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 9/30/2013

WGBH Educational Foundation (Boston, MA 02135-2016)
Mark Samels
TR-50246-11
American Experience: The Abolitionists

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 amount awarded: $700,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

Minnesota Public Radio (St. Paul, MN 55101-1941)
Kristen Wesloh
TR-50248-11
Speaking of Faith® Biographical Series

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

[Grant products]
Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $75,000
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2014

WNET (New York, NY 10019-7416)
Stephen Segaller
TR-50250-11
Many Rivers to Cross: A History of the African American People

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 amount awarded: $250,000
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 1/31/2014

Living Archives, Inc. (New York, NY 10013)
Nancy F. Buirski (project director)
Elisabeth Haviland James (co-project director)
TR-50255-11
The Loving Story

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

[Grant products]
Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 3/1/2011 – 3/31/2012

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629)
Andrew H. Wyndham
TR-50273-11
BackStory with the American History Guys

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 amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 12/31/2013

Gorongosa Restoration Project, Inc. (Washington, DC 20037-1124)
Hugo Eugenio Perez
TR-50282-11
Neither Memory Nor Magic

No description available.

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

Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. (Waltham, MA 02453-0429)
Sarah Colt
TR-50286-11
Henry Ford and the American Dream

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 amount awarded: $600,000
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 10/31/2012

GWETA, Inc. (Washington, DC 20013-2626)
David S. Thompson
TR-50287-11
The Roosevelts

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 amount awarded: $750,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2014

WGBH Educational Foundation (Boston, MA 02135-2016)
Mark Samels
TR-50289-11
American Experience: Freedom Summer

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 amount awarded: $700,000
Grant period: 1/1/2012 – 1/31/2015

Katahdin Foundation (Hollywood, CA 90038-2353)
Dyanna Taylor
TR-50305-11
Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

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 amount awarded: $550,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2014

Tulane University (New Orleans, LA 70118-5698)
Nicholas R. Spitzer
TR-50307-11
American Routes, Routes to Recovery: Memories of People and Places

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 amount awarded: $250,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Public Radio International (Minneapolis, MN 55401-2097)
Melinda Ward
TR-50317-11
American Icons III on Studio 360 from PRI and WNYC

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 11/30/2013

GWETA, Inc. (Washington, DC 20013-2626)
David S. Thompson
TR-50099-10
Prohibition

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 amount awarded: $500,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 4/30/2012

GWETA, Inc. (Washington, DC 20013-2626)
Jeff Bieber
TR-50103-10
The Latino Americans

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 amount awarded: $400,000
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 2/28/2014

National Geographic Society (Washington, DC 20036)
Terry D. Garcia
TR-50109-10
In the Footsteps of Heroes

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 amount awarded: $800,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 3/31/2015

WGBH Educational Foundation (Boston, MA 02135-2016)
Mark Samels
TR-50110-10
American Experience: This Republic of Suffering

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 amount awarded: $579,367
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 12/31/2012

Radio Diaries (New York, NY 10001)
Joe Kirk Richman
TR-50114-10
The Audio History Project

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 amount awarded: $250,000
Grant period: 3/1/2010 – 3/30/2012

University of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA 70148-0001)
Nicholas R. Spitzer
TR-50122-10
American Routes: Routes to Recovery

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 amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 3/31/2011

Twin Cities Public Television, Inc. (St. Paul, MN 55101-1492)
Catherine M. Allan
TR-50123-10
Slavery by Another Name

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.

[Grant products]
Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $600,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 6/30/2012

WNET (New York, NY 10019-7416)
Sandra Sheppard
TR-50143-10
Mission US

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 amount awarded: $235,499
Grant period: 12/1/2010 – 12/31/2014

Funding details
Original grant (2010) $200,000
Supplement (2012) $35,499

America Abroad Media (Washington, DC 20036)
Aaron Robert Lobel
TR-50152-10
The Arab World's Demographic Dilemma: Young, Unemployed, and Searching for a Voice

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

[Grant products] [Prizes]
Project fields: U.S. Regional Studies
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 3/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

Catticus Corporation (Berkeley, CA 94710)
Bill Jersey
TR-50158-10
The Architect and the Painter: The Creative Lives of Charles and Ray Eames

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

[Grant products] [Prizes]
Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $600,000
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 12/31/2011

City Lore: NY Center for Urban Folk Culture (New York, NY 10003-9322)
Michael Kantor
TR-50177-10
Superheroes!

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 amount awarded: $800,000
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 3/31/2014

Funding details
Original grant (2010) $675,000
Supplement (2013) $125,000

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

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 4/30/2012

World Music Productions (Brooklyn, NY 11215)
W. Sean Barlow
TR-50194-10
Afropop Worldwide

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 11/30/2012

WNET (New York, NY 10019-7416)
Stephen Segaller
TR-50209-10
Prefaces to Shakespeare

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 amount awarded: $900,000
Grant period: 11/1/2010 – 10/31/2013

Defiant Requiem Foundation (Washington, DC 20015-1775)
Stuart E. Eizenstat
TR-50229-10
Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin

No description available.

Project fields: European History
Program: Media Projects Production
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 3/1/2010 – 2/28/2011

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