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historian , journalist

American journalist, historian. Achievements include overseeing creation of international webcasting service, which served as the official webcaster for the Joint United Nations Programme on Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome conference; working to establish Board of Ethics for the city of Chicago.

Background

Son of Harold Shapinsky and Kathryn Sophronia Peters.

Education

Bachelor, Pitzer College, Claremont, California, 1978—1982. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1982—1983. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1983—1990.

Career

Visiting assistant professor College Wooster, Ohio, 1990—1992. Director of governmental & strategic studies Citizens Against Government Waste, Washington, 1992—1993. Producer ABC News, 1993—2000.

Executive producer Kaisernetwork.org, Kaiser Family Foundation, 2000—2003. Senior producer Howard University television Public Broadcasting Service, since 2002.

Achievements

  • Achievements include overseeing creation of international webcasting service, which served as the official webcaster for the Joint United Nations Programme on Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome conference. Working to establish Board of Ethics for the city of Chicago.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (weekly column for abcnews. Com) News This Week. Producer: (documentary series) The Brown Decision: Howard Law & the Struggle for Justice.Senior producer (documentary) The Long Walk (Telly Award, 2003), (television series) On Health with George Strait, Evening Exchange with Kojo Nnamdi, @Howard, reportorial producer (magazine show investigation) Rush to Read (Peabody, Emmy, 1995). Executive producer: (live webcast coverage) International Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Conference, Barcelona, 2002.

Membership

Member of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Association Health Care Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Organization American Historians.

Connections

father:
Harold Shapinsky

mother:
Kathryn Sophronia Peters