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, of those the following sixteen have been digitized:
|Between Boston and New York, 1992||Puerto Rican Passages, 1995||Colt: Legend and Legacy, 1997|
|From Here to There, 1998||African Americans in Connecticut: The Colonial Era to The Civil War, 1998||African American in Connecticut: The Civil War to Civil Rights, 1998|
|Schools Good Enough for All, 2000||Connecticut and the Sea, 2000||The Green, 2001|
|As We Tell Our Stories: Native Americans in Connecticut, 2001||Home Front: Connecticut During WWII, 2001||Connecticut’s Tobacco Valley, 2001|
|Connecticut and Its Cities: Challenge of Renewal, Part I, 2002||Connecticut and Its Cities: Challenge of Renewal, Part II, 2002|
|East of the River, 2004||The Rise and Fall of Newgate Prison, 2004|
Not yet digitized titles include:
- SCHOOLS IN BLACK AND WHITE, 1991 documentary on segregation in Connecticut public schools.
- THE ROOTS OF ROE, 1994 documentary history of contraception and abortion, broadcast nationally by PBS in 1997.
- 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.