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Hearst

COMING SOON TO PBS
co-written with Stephen Ives

A bold new look at the media mogul William Randolph Hearst. His life. His castle. His tweets? Parables for today from the original creator of New Journalism. With truths, fakes, and big money... Battle royal for the soul of our news.

Based on the national bestseller The Chief by David Nasaw. Directed by Stephen Ives and Amanda Pollak. [photo: NYPL]

American Veteran


COMING SOON TO PBS
co-written with Stephen Ives

A new four-part series animated by the powerful testimony of veterans from our wars. Witness the stories of men and women from across the country, from disparate backgrounds, from every military branch. A timely, intimate investigation of our changing military.

Directed by Leah Williams and Stephen Ives.

The Great War


BROADCAST ON PBS IN 2017
co-producer
The 6-hour television event that marked the 100 anniversary of our entry into WWI. A long forgotten lesson in American power, hope, and hubris.

Directed by Stephen Ives, Amanda Pollak, and Rob Rapley. Written by Stephen Ives and Rob Rapley.

The New York Times called it “detailed and entertaining.” The Wall Street Journal, “enormously absorbing.” Per TV Guide it was “sprawling and engrossing.” Winner of a Writer’s Guild of America Award for outstanding writing in television.

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