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Larry Adelman

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Larry Adelman

journalism, video, producer


Larry Adelman is co-director of California Newsreel, the country's oldest non-profit documentary production and distribution center. He oversees Newsreel's productions and has helped develop dozens of Newsreel releases. Most recently, he served as series creator and executive producer for Unnatural Causes, a four-hour series, broadcast by PBS in March and April 2008, that focuses on the social determinants of health disparities. Mr.Adelman has served as writing and editorial consultant for many programs, including Marlon Riggs' Black Is, Black Ain't and Color Adjustment. The PBS broadcasts of films he produced or co-produced, including Controlling Interest, The Business of America, Collision Course, and The Road to Brown have been praised by Bill Moyers, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and historian John Hope Franklin, among others, for spotlighting and bringing clarity to big questions. Adelman was also co-founder of the annual Schmio Awards for Dubious Advertising Achievements.

500 Third Street, Suite 505
San Francisco  California  94107
United States
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(415) 284-7800
Office Fax: 
(415) 284-7801


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