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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.

Beyond Books: The Middle Country Public Library (2007)
Half-hour documentary in celebration of the 50th anniversary of this progressive institution that serves as a national model for libraries across the country.

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.

"Eye Over..." HD Series (2003)
A series of six aerial shows shot and edited in High Definition and aired on Cablevision's VOOM network. The various regions include Italy, France, and England.

Alzheimer's: Is There Hope? (2002)
A one-hour Public Television documentary on Alzheimer's disease, highlighting the history of the disease and its symptoms, as well as the burdens of the caregiver, and possible treatments.

ESPN's SportsCentury: Martina Navratilova (2001)
A one-hour documentary on the tennis superstar featuring interviews with Monica Seles, Dick Shaap, Chris Evert Lloyd, and many more. A National Emmy Award winner.

The Cuban Americans (2000)
One-hour national PBS documentary celebration of Cuban American culture, featuring interviews with Andy Garcia, Maria Conchita Alonso, Elizabeth Pena, Willy Chirino, Lissette and many more.

ESPN's SportsCentury: Lou Gehrig (2000)
A one-hour documentary on the Yankee great featuring interviews with President George Bush, Ray Robinson, Dick Shaap, and many more. A National Emmy Award winner.

The Italian Passion for Life (1999)
One-hour documentary exploration of Italian creativity, narrated by Stanley Tucci, and featuring interviews with Luciano Pavarotti, Frankie Valli, Jerry Vale, Vic Damone, Dennis Farina, Regis Philbin, and many more. Program distributed nationally to Public Television stations.

The Puerto Ricans: Our American Story (1999)
One-hour PBS documentary celebration of Puerto Rican culture featuring interviews with Jimmy Smits, Rita Moreno, Tito Puente, Pedro Rosello (then Governor of Puerto Rico), and many more. Shot on location in both the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico, the documentary was one of the most successful national PBS programs during the March 1999 fundraising campaign.

The Italian Americans II: A Beautiful Song (1998)
One-hour PBS documentary celebration of Italian life in America, narrated by Julius La Rosa and featuring interviews with Dom DeLuise, Paul Sorvino, Danny Aiello, Susan Lucci, and many more. A New York Emmy Award winner.

Fountain of Youth (1998)
13-episode Public Television series for baby boomers, focusing on fitness, spirituality, sex, and love, including interviews with Deepak Chopra, Dean Ornish, Kathy Smith, and Leigh Taylor-Young. Based on the book Fountain of Youth, published by Warner Books.

Before It's Too Late: Heart Attack Prevention (1998)
Half-hour medical documentary on ways to reduce heart attack risk factors. The program received a New York Festivals Finalist Award and an American Heart Association Media award.

The Italian Americans (1997)
One-hour documentary on Italian culture featuring interviews with Joe Mantegna, Pat Cooper, Geraldine Ferraro, Tommy Lasorda, and many more. One of the biggest fund-raisers for PBS nationally during the December 1997 and March 1998 pledge drives.

The Other Drug Problem (1997)
Half-hour documentary on dangers of misusing prescription drugs. The program was a Finalist in the American Medical Association's International Health and Medical Film Competition.

A Laugh, A Tear, A Mitzvah (1996)
One-hour documentary celebration of Jewish Life in America featuring interviews with Jackie Mason, Theodore Bikel, Bella Abzug, Fyvush Finkel, Calvin Trillin and many more.

New York The Way It Was: The Bronx (1996)
One-hour nostalgia program featuring interviews with Colin Powell, Regis Philbin, Robert Klein, Geraldine Ferraro, Dion DiMucci, Red Buttons, Shari Lewis, Judd Hirsch and many more.

"Farming the Future" Documentary
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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.
New Rudaitis Media Documentary airing via American Public Television.
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Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 at 6:00 PM
Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center (65th & Broadway)
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The Rudaitis Media documentary "Farming the Future: Farm Life on Long Island" has received a New York Emmy Nomination in the outstanding Documentary category. Winners will be announced at the 50th Annual New York Emmy Awards on Sunday, April 1, 2007 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square.
Farming the Future Wins Silver at NY Festivals
On February 2, 2007 the Rudaitis Media documentary "Farming the Future: Farm Life on Long Island" was awarded a Silver World Medal in the Environment and Ecology category at The New York Festivals, which recognizes "The World's Best Work" in informational, educational, and industrial film productions and corporate video, with entries from over 30 countries around the world.
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Former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo lends his vocal talent as narrator to the Rudaitis Media documentary.
Lawn & Garden Industry legend and notable Long Island Philanthropist...
Meet Mr. Miracle-Gro: The Horace Hagedorn Story, premiers on TV, Tuesday, December 7 on WLIW21.

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