About the CPB/PBS Producers Workshop

For twelve years, with generous support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Public Broadcasting Service, the CPB/PBS Producers Workshop at WGBH has helped emerging national producers develop their skills and create new works for public broadcasting on all its platforms.

Many of the nearly 250 participants have gone on to become content producers for national public broadcasting. Others have developed networks and knowledge that they are using now to work towards that same dream.

This site is a showcase for the Workshop graduates and their productions.  They have built their individual pages and shared clips and videos.  There are bios, discussions, photos, videos, "tips" from the sessions, and more -- and the entire site is open to everyone.  We invite you to browse, to look for producers with the vision and skills you need for your station or your production, and we've  included contact information so you can get in touch with the Workshoppers.

Another way to look for talented Workshoppers is our searchable database on Google Docs, available here.

As you'll see, the Workshop alumni are a diverse group in terms of race and ethnicity (half come from communities of color), geography (from 44 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.), age (early 20’s to late 50’s), platforms (television and a range of digital media), and genres (documentary, studio, children’s, narrative, more). They have come from major producing stations and smaller ones; from independent communities in large cities and rural towns; from backgrounds as diverse as inner-city Miami and farm-country Illinois; from locations as different as Hawaii and Maine, Alaska and Puerto Rico, New York and Iowa, Texas and Maryland.

In today’s rapidly evolving media landscape, public broadcasting is, we believe, critically important to our audiences and our society. Our mission-driven programming, on air and online, provides a source of trusted information and entertainment, free and without commercial constraints.

For further information, contact Kathy Lo at klo@pbs.org.

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