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Ted switched to filmmaking in 2010 after 20 years as a newspaper journalist, and since then he has produced and directed eight documentaries, most recently “The Best We’ve Got: The Carl Erskine Story.” Other subjects include Holocaust survivor Eva Kor, and Indianapolis’ Crispus Attucks High School.

21 Regional Emmys
National Gabriel Award
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  • 21 regional Emmys, including Best Documentary for his past four films.

  •  The national Gabriel Award in the category of Human Dignity.

  • The Fourth Estate Award from the national American Legion.

  • The Servant Leadership Legacy Award from the Indianapolis Urban League.

  • The Melvin Simon Tikkun Olam (Repair the World) Award from the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis

  • The Dick Schaap Award of Excellence from the Center for the Study of Sports in Society at Northeastern University.

Ted's documentaries have screened in film festivals worldwide and at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and have been featured in The New York Times and “Eva: A-7063” was broadcast on PBS stations nationally and “Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story” aired on ESPN Classic for three years. Ted holds a BA from Princeton University and a Masters from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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