Rebecca Cerese, Producer
Rebecca Cerese graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with a degree in communications and English. She has been employed at Video Dialog Inc. for more than six years, working on various videos for nonprofit organizations and foundations such as the Ford Foundation. Many of these videos document educational reform initiatives in inner city areas, through programs such as GEAR UP and Project GRAD. She is currently working with Dr. Steven Channing to produce Mobilizing the Poor: Launching the War on Poverty, which explores the subtle fight against economic and educational inequity.
Steven Channing, Producer
Dr. Steven A. Channing brings a wide range of experiences as an historian, author, and regional Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. He has a Ph.D from the University of North Carolina. Beginning in the 1980s, he began to communicate true stories about the American past through documentary film and educational television. His initial productions include America’s 400th Anniversary, narrated by Andy Griffith, and Loyalty on Trial, which explores Constitutional history, and received the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel award. The following year, he produced the Emmy Award-winning historical drama Alamance for PBS, on the coming of the American Revolution. Dr. Channing plans to bring his enthusiasm for preserving and sharing stories of our past to the great story of race and leadership in Durham, North Carolina in a project entitled Durham: A Self-Portrait.