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Money and Medicine



ABOUT PUBLIC POLICY PRODUCTIONS

Public Policy Productions was formed in 1982 by Producer, Director, Writer, Roger Weisberg. After four years as a staff producer for Thirteen/WNET, the New York public television station, Weisberg launched this independent production company to extend the reach and impact of his documentary productions.

Since he founded Public Policy Productions, Roger Weisberg has produced thirty-one documentaries on subjects ranging from health care, aging, and the environment to defense policy, child welfare, teen pregnancy, and criminal justice. All documentaries from Public Policy Productions have aired in prime time on PBS in the U.S., and many played on foreign television networks around the world. All were extensively distributed in the home video market and educational market worldwide.

Weisberg's documentaries have won over a hundred and fifty awards including Peabody, Emmy, and duPont-Columbia awards. Some of these productions were verite style documentaries with no narration. Others are hosted and narrated by prominent actors including Meryl Streep, Helen Hayes, and James Earl Jones, as well as distinguished journalists including Marvin Kalb, Jane Pauley, and Walter Cronkite. Weisberg's 1993 documentary, ROAD SCHOLAR, and his 2000 documentary, SOUND AND FURY, had broad theatrical releases before airing on PBS. Weisberg received an Academy Award nomination in 2000 for SOUND AND FURY and in 2003 for WHY CAN'T WE BE A FAMILY AGAIN? His most recent productions are NO TOMORROW, a chilling personal story that takes viewers inside a suspenseful death penalty trial and CRITICAL CONDITION, a cinema verite portrait of a diverse group of patients battling critical illness without insurance. Recently, Weisberg released MONEY AND MEDICINE, an investigation of the health care cost crisis that is bankrupting American.

Public Policy Productions, Inc.
P.O. Box 650
Palisades, NY 10964
(845) 398-2119
Roger Weisberg, President
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