My own "Now & Then"
Tony Award winning "War Horse" trotted into town and I interviewed the talented puppeteers who bring this creature to life.
CHARLOTTE ACTORS STUDIO THEATER
One of Charlotte's premiere community theaters performed "33 Variations" for which I provided promos and multimedia support.
PILLOW TALK WITH JOANNE
Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts chats it up with host Joanne Spataro in her novel YouTube interview series.
MAKING THE GRADE
"Making the Grade" is a 6-part series I produced for that aired on The Newshour and won a First Place EWA Award.
Another PBS documentary I produced follows the progress of twenty highly motivated students in their quest to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Here I am having some fun in a spoof video trying to raise money for our company by selling the Peabody Award.
I'd moved to New York from Charlotte, NC where for 18 years I was a professional puppeteer, performing across the country and producing puppet shows for both theater and television. The art of puppetry had intrigued me since childhood.
In junior in high school puppetry helped me get my foot in the door of the local CBS affiliated station in Columbia, SC. For the next 6 years, I soaked up all I could about how television works hosting and producing a weekly children's show, "Stanley."
After college, I was drafted during the Vietnam War, but was fortunate to be assigned as a broadcast specialist for American Forces Korean Network in Seoul.
My first full-time civilian job was back in Charlotte, where I spent 11 years in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' instructional television division, writing, producing and hosting dozens of programs, including a nationally distributed children's series on holidays and three historical docudramas.