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A partial listing of honors received:

  • Guggenheim Fellowship-film [1998]
  • Independent Television Service[ITVS] Script Developments Grant [1998]
  • Consultant to Dreamworks SKG on "The Lookout" [1998]
  • Independent Television Service [ITVS] Production Grant [1992]
  • Person of the Week on Peter Jennings' ABC News [9/13/1996]

When Billy Broke his Head...and other tales of wonder:

  • Emmy nomination--News & Documentary--Best Individual Contribution-Writing [1996]
  • Alfrerd I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism [1996]
  • Bush Artistic Fellowhip--Screenwriting--[1995-96]
  • Sundance Film Festival. Playboy Freedom of Expression Award [January 1995]
  • Leipzig International Documentary and Animation Festival--Special Prize of the City of Leipzig [awarded by the audience]
  • Egon-Erwin Kisch for Best Journalistic Contribution [awarded by the jury]
  • National Educational Media Competition--First Place
  • Golden Apple--Acadamy Award qualifying
  • Para Olympic Disability Film Festival--Best of Show [1996]
  • Atlanta Film and Video Festival--Best Documentary
  • Chicago International Film Festival--Television category
  • Silver Hugo for social Political Documentaries
  • Black Maria Film and Video Festival--Jurors' Choic Award
  • New York Expo of Short Film and Video--Second Place
  • International Documentary Association [IDA]--Silver Certificate
  • The Film Council of Greater Columbus The Bronze Plaque [runner-up] and Honorable Mention for scriptwriting
  • Charlotte Film and Video Fesitival--top five
  • INPUT. One of 13 public television programs selected form over 200 to represent America at the finals in Spain.
  • WBBHH shown on Northwest Airlines Transatlantic flights 6/97

Radio Awards --

  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting--Excellence in Radio Award--"Aging in America [1981]
  • "When Love is the Drug" [1984] Northwest Broadcast News Association Award for Large Market Public Affairs/ Documentary
  • "When Love is the Drug" [1983] Minnesota Page One Award for In-Depth Radio Reporting
  • "Aging in America" [1981] Radio and Television News Directors Association Award for Radio Investigative Reporting, Midwest Region
  • "Aging in America" [1981] Minnesota Educational Association School Bell Award
  • All Things Considered News Story Award-- "Gay Rights"-- Best in Category
  • Producer of REAL ROCK AND ROLL RADIO-- a weekly rock and roll show voted BEST by MPLS/St. Paul Magazine.

University of Minnesota --

  • M.A.-- Speech-Communication [1989] Related fields: Photojournalism, photography
  • B.A. -- Humanities [1971] Minor: Journalism/Mass Communication


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