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Hedrick Smith Productions is an independent television production company specializing in creating TV documentaries for PBS. It was founded in 1990 by Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former foreign correspondent, editor, and Washington Bureau Chief for The New York Times. Over the past decade, Hedrick Smith and his production teams have created seven prime-time, multi-hour PBS documentary series and broadcasts, as well other free-standing programs, winning several of television's most prestigious awards.

Since 1990, Hedrick Smith Productions has established its trademark for high quality documentaries that not only provide insightful analysis of current issues and problems but solid case studies that show people solving these problems. Hedrick Smith Productions is known for television that strikes a contrast with typical news and public affairs programs, both by a commitment to showing solutions and success stories as well as examining problems and their roots, and also by giving voice to ordinary people and engaging them in dialogues about critical issues confronting American society.

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Producers Notebook
Hear what our producers discovered personally as they explored the face of health care in America.
Staff Profiles
Find out more about the people behind the scenes of the documentary.
Learn about the folks who's generosity makes it all possible.
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A special thanks to everyone involved in the show!
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Pleae visit the companion web sites to other documentaries produced by Hedrick Smith Productions:

Dr. Solomons Dilemma
Duke Ellington's Washington
Seeking Solutions
Surviving the Bottom Line
The Power Game

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