Pioneers of THIRTEEN: The’80s – Trusted Voice

Featured Interviewees

Air date: 09/10/2013

Pioneers of THIRTEEN The ‘80s ­–Trusted Voice

Airing Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN


Featured interviews include:


  • Perry Miller Adato, executive producer, Art of the Western World
  • Erna Akuginow, independent filmmaker
  • Dr. William Baker, president, THIRTEEN 1987-2008
  • Stephen Battaglio, television historian & author
  • Richard I. Beattie, vice chairman emeritus, THIRTEEN Board of Trustees
  • Tony Brown, host & creator, Tony Brown’s Journal
  • Ken Burns, Oscar-nominated filmmaker
  • Bill Chase, production manager, Good Morning, Mr. Orwell; and director of production management, THIRTEEN 1979-1988
  • Roslyn Davis, general manager, THIRTEEN
  • William M. Ellinghaus, chairman emeritus, THIRTEEN Board of Trustees
  • Harvey Fierstein, award-winning actor & playwright
  • Savion Glover, award-winning choreographer
  • Geoffrey Haines-Stiles, independent filmmaker
  • David Horn, executive producer, Great Performances
  • Charlayne Hunter-Gault, national correspondent, The MacNeil/Lehrer Report
  • Fred Kaufman, executive producer, Nature
  • Gary Knell, senior vp & general counsel, THIRTEEN 1982-1989
  • Joan Konner, executive producer, Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
  • Robert Kotlowitz, senior vp for programming, THIRTEEN, 1971-1990
  • Jeremy Irons, Oscar-winning actor
  • Arnold Labaton, executive producer , THIRTEEN & Heritage: Civilization and the Jews
  • Susan Lacy, creator & executive producer, American Masters
  • Lindsay Law, executive producer, American Playhouse
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, author, The Lathe of Heaven
  • Ang Lee, Oscar-winning director
  • Jim Lehrer, creator & anchor, The MacNeil/Lehrer Report
  • George Lucas, Oscar-winning director
  • Robert MacNeil, creator & anchor, The MacNeil/Lehrer Report
  • Don Mischer, director, Baryshnikov by Tharp and Tap Dance in America
  • Bill Moyers, host, The Secret Government and Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
  • Al Perlmutter, executive producer, The Secret Government and Adam Smith’s Money World
  • Sam Pollard, editor, Style Wars
  • Hudson Stoddard, director of development, THIRTEEN 1965-1987
  • Stuart Sucherman, senior editorial consultant, Ethics in America
  • Jac Venza, culture & arts executive producer, THIRTEEN 1962-2005