An Interview with Author James Baldwin
Originally published in February 2012 in honor of Black History Month, WGBH's Open Vault looks back at a tumultuous moment in the African American quest for equal rights.
Deane is a producer, writer, and filmmaker. She was creator and executive producer of PBS's ten-part musical history Rock & Roll, for which she won the Peabody Award and the ASCAP Award for Excellence in Music Programming. Deane as executive producer for The Kennedys and Nixon, two presidential profiles for the history series American Experience, both remain among the most-watched special programs in PBS history. Her recent films include John & Abigail Adams and Reconstruction: The Second Civil War. Her numerous awards include four Peabody Awards, a duPont-Columbia Award, an Emmy, a Writers' Guild Award, a Worldfest Houston Gold Medal, the Japan Prize, the Organization of American Historians' Erik Barnouw Award, and Britain's Broadcasting Press Guild Award.