From 1989 to 2001 I served as Humanities Scholar-in-Residence at Connecticut Public Television and Radio, a position supported by the Connecticut Humanities Council. I wrote the scripts for the documentaries The Roots of Roe, Schools in Black and White, Rust Valley, The Amistad Revolt, Electronic Road Film, Brass City Music, and Dance on the Wind, the last two of which I co-produced.
As Humanities Scholar-in-Residence I developed and supervised the documentary series The Connecticut Experience, produced by the Connecticut Humanities Council in collaboration with Connecticut Public Television. The series included more than twenty documentaries on Connecticut topics. The documentaries I wrote and/or co-produced include:
- SCHOOLS IN BLACK AND WHITE, 1991 documentary on segregation in Connecticut public schools.
- BETWEEN BOSTON AND NEW YORK, 1992 documentary on Connecticut identity.
- THE ROOTS OF ROE, 1994 documentary history of contraception and abortion, broadcast nationally by PBS in 1997.
- AS WE TELL OUR STORIES, 1994 documentary on Connecticut Indians.
- PUERTO RICAN PASSAGES, 1995, a documentary on Puerto Ricans in Connecticut.
- AFRICAN AMERICANS IN CONNECTICUT: THE COLONIAL ERA TO THE CIVIL WAR, 1999.
- AFRICAN AMERICANS IN CONNECTICUT: CIVIL WAR TO CIVIL RIGHTS, 2001.
- THE AMISTAD REVOLT, 1995 documentary on the “Amistad incident.”
I was also producer, writer, and host of Connecticut Public Radio’s Remembering Connecticut, which broadcast more than 80 radio programs on a wide variety of Connecticut history topics.