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A dynamic and thought-provoking exploration of the phenomenon known as suburbia, including its genesis and history, its political and social changes, as well as its developmental challenges and sustainable solutions. Both educational and inspirational, the one-hour public television documentary intercuts commentary from some of the nation’s top policy experts with engaging personal story arcs highlighting the dramatic shifts taking place in suburban America.

From pre-Civil Rights Alabama to Rodgers & Hammerstein-era Broadway to present-day suburbia, this biographical documentary tells the story of the life, career and indomitable spirit of a truly inspiring American voice.

One-hour documentary narrated by Mario Cuomo that focuses on hearing loss and the Cochlear Implant, a cutting-edge, but controversial technology that gives the deaf and hard of hearing the ability to hear sounds.

One-hour national Public Television documentary celebration of farming on Long Island, designed to educate our community about the historical and current importance of local farm production and to cultivate a new understanding of this vanishing way of life and heritage that struggles to survive alongside increasing suburban development. Narrated by William Baldwin and featuring an exclusive interview with music legend and Farm Aid President Willie Nelson. The program received a New York Emmy® Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary, won a Silver World Medal in the Environment & Ecology category at the New York Festivals International Film & Video Festival and won Best Short Documentary at the 2006 Long Island Film Festival. The documentary's presenting station is WLIW21 Public Television and is distributed nationally through American Public Television.

One-hour award-winning documentary biography about an advertising executive who went on to become a legend in the lawn & garden industry as the founder and driving force behind Miracle-Gro, the internationally known lawn product. Narrated by folk singer Oscar Brand and featuring legendary actor James Whitmore, the documentary won Best Short Film-Video at the 2005 Long Island International Film Expo and in 2006 was nominated for a New York Emmy® Award for Outstanding Historical/Cultural Programming: Single Program or Special.

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"Suburban America: Problems & Promise" is available on DVD
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National Public Television Release Sept. 4, 2011 via American Public Television.
Rudaitis Media's Emmy® nominated and award-winning documentary "Farming the Future: Farm Life on Long Island" has been selected as part of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's prestigious WORLDCompass initiative.
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