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Bill Gardner

PBS
Vice President of Programming & Development
Bill Gardner oversees content strategy, development and production for the PBS Primetime schedule in the genres of science, natural history, culture, current events and history as well as a portion of the PBS drama lineup. During his time at PBS projects he has shepherded have won two Peabody Awards and been nominated for multiple Emmys. Recent projects include The Big Blue (BBC) andGorongosa Park: Rebirth of Paradise (Off the Fence Productions and National Geographic), Your Inner Fish with Neil Shubin (Windfall Films and Tangled Bank Studios), Earth A New Wild (Passion Planet and NGT), How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson (Nutopia). Before joining PBS he was executive producer at Discovery Studios, where he oversaw and developed national productions in the reality, CGI and science genres for multiple networks. Prior to Discovery Bill spent over a decade in the independent production world, working as director, producer, writer and show runner on shows including Digging for the Truth on the History Channel, Treasure Quest on Discovery, CNN Presents and several episodes of Explorer for National Geographic Television. He has produced in over 30 countries, including spending 2 months in Iraq embedded with US Special Forces investigating the looting of the Baghdad museum. During this time he was also the first Westerner allowed to film inside the holy Shi'i Shrines of Hussein and Abbas in Karbala.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, September 25
 

2:00pm MDT

 
Tuesday, September 26
 

1:30pm MDT