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Mary Beth Kirchner, Founding Executive Producer

Mary Beth Kirchner’s productions represent a breadth and depth rivaling any producer in public broadcasting. For the last twenty years she has produced some of the most compelling series in cultural programming for public radio — with projects ranging from intimate documentaries to highly produced radio dramas and live concert broadcasts. Her productions include collaborations with Public Radio International, the Smithsonian Institution, the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, the BBC, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Asia Society, and NHK (Japan’s public broadcaster). Winner of over fifty national and international awards, she was honored in 1997 with the prestigious Silver Baton from the duPont-Columbia University Awards for her collaboration with Norman Corwin. Most recently, Kirchner has become a contributing producer for the ABC News program “Nightline,” collaborating with correspondent Robert Krulwich.