SBU Postdoc Spotlight


Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon

Spotlight presentations on September 18th will be followed by a Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon. The lunch will feature special guest, Graham Chedd, Emmy-award-winning producer of NOVA and Scientific American Frontiers, who will speak about the rewards and challenges of communicating science from his three decades of writing, directing and producing scientific programming for public audiences.




About Graham Chedd 

Graham CheddGraham Chedd is an award-winning Producer, Editor and Writer, and currently a Visiting Professor with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. He has spent a long career creating outstanding science programming for television. Chedd came to the United States in 1972 as a consultant to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Public Understanding of Science program. Shortly thereafter he became a member of the small team that founded NOVA in 1974, first as Science Editor, later producing some half dozen episodes, including the award-winning Race for the Double Helix. In 1978 he executive produced for KCTS Seattle a six-part PBS series on bioethics, HARD CHOICES. He then joined the PBS archeology and anthropology series ODYSSEY as Senior Producer, producing three episodes, including the premier program Seeking the First Americans. After establishing the Chedd-Angier Production Company (in partnership with John Angier), he produced several episodes for FRONTLINE (including the Emmy-winning Sue the Doctor?), a joint NOVA/FRONTLINE special on the Strategic Defense Initiative, three episodes of WAR AND PEACE IN THE NUCLEAR AGE, and three episodes of COLUMBUS AND THE AGE OF DISCOVERY. He also created and executive produced (with WGBH and the BBC) the six-part PBS series THE SECRET OF LIFE.

In the early 1980s, Chedd-Angier created a one-hour magazine format science program for PBS, originally titled DISCOVER THE WORLD OF SCIENCE, later evolving into SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN FRONTIERS. In total Chedd-Angier produced over 80 hours of programming under these banners through 2005, the last 11 years with Alan Alda as host. Chedd produced, wrote and directed some 30 of those hours.

In 2008, he teamed with Alda to create the three-hour series THE HUMAN SPARK, which won the 2010 AAAS/Kavli Prize for in-depth television science reporting. The latest Alda/Chedd collaboration is the two-part PBS program BRAINS ON TRIAL, broadcast in September 2013. Chedd serves on Advisory Board of the Alda Center at Stony Brook.

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