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January 01, 2012

Daniel H. Birman, Documentary Programming

Daniel H. Birman Productions, Inc., recently completed a documentary special about legendary aviator Bob Hoover. His contributions to aviation began in WWII and at age 91, flies one more time and tells his story. Birman is a contributing producer to Finding the Higgs Boson (working title) for Nova on PBS. This is a one-hour special about one of the great scientific discoveries in modern times, a tiny particle that explains how the universe was formed.

For Velocity, he recently he completed Chasing Speed: Leslie Porterfield, the story about the world’s fastest woman on a motorcycle. Prior, he produced Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story for Independent Lens on PBS and was shown as part of the ITVS Community Cinema program.

Birman wrote, produced, and directed the documentary Brace for Impact: the Chesley B. Sullenberger Story for TLC and Discovery. Earlier, Birman produced Death of the Universe, a one-hour special for National Geographic Channel that explores new theories about how the universe will end.

He also produced Europa: Mystery of the Ice Moon, a one-hour special for Science Channel about exploring a moon of Jupiter that just might support life, and Medical Maverick — two one-hour shows for Discovery Health that look at the work of a world-class trauma surgeon. Before that, also for Discovery Health, he produced Alternatives: Uncovered, a series of one-hour programs about alternative medicine.

Birman produced medical television with some of the nation’s leading research physicians during a six-year association with Lifetime Medical Television.

He is also on the faculty at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, where he teaches documentary production.

Daniel H. Birman Productions, Inc., recently completed a documentary special about legendary aviator Bob Hoover. His contributions to aviation began in WWII and at age 91, flies one more time and tells his story. Birman is a contributing producer to Finding the Higgs Boson (working title) for Nova on PBS. This is a one-hour special about one of the great scientific discoveries in modern times, a tiny particle that explains how the universe was formed.

For Velocity, he recently he completed Chasing Speed: Leslie Porterfield, the story about the world’s fastest woman on a motorcycle. Prior, he produced Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story for Independent Lens on PBS and was shown as part of the ITVS Community Cinema program.

Birman wrote, produced, and directed the documentary Brace for Impact: the Chesley B. Sullenberger Story for TLC and Discovery. Earlier, Birman produced Death of the Universe, a one-hour special for National Geographic Channel that explores new theories about how the universe will end.

He also produced Europa: Mystery of the Ice Moon, a one-hour special for Science Channel about exploring a moon of Jupiter that just might support life, and Medical Maverick — two one-hour shows for Discovery Health that look at the work of a world-class trauma surgeon. Before that, also for Discovery Health, he produced Alternatives: Uncovered, a series of one-hour programs about alternative medicine.

Birman produced medical television with some of the nation’s leading research physicians during a six-year association with Lifetime Medical Television.

He is also on the faculty at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, where he teaches documentary production.

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