Executive Producer Cari Stein and Senior Producer Kim Skeen
with the Australian crew.
Ivy Media's interest in Global Harbors began in 2004 after viewing a slide presentation
by Martin Millspaugh. It was obvious from the beginning the story
was made for TV. As part of the research, development and production
team, Ivy Media has played an integral role in taking this fascinating,
yet untold story, and crafting it into a high quality, high definition
television documentary for public television. With more than 60 years
of combined broadcast experience producing for network news magazines,
public television, cable channels and local television stations,
it was the perfect partnership.
Cari Stein, Executive Producer of Global
Harbors is a veteran of
network news, local news, public affairs, reality and entertainment
programming. Ms. Stein's credits include senior producer for USA
TODAY Live and Women's Entertainment Network, segment producer for
an ABC News 9-11 special on intelligence reform, producer for WETA
programming highlighting the PBS series "America at a Crossroads,
a political satire program with Mark Russell, documentary field segments
for Comcast, Retirement Living, PBS programs, UMTV, Voice of America,
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and other broadcast
and cable outlets.
Cari Stein interviews Martin L. Millspaugh.
Prior to Ivy Media, Ms Stein served as executive producer and president of Persephone
Productions which produces the nationally acclaimed weekly PBS women's
news and social issues analysis program, To the Contrary. Besides
day to day production, Ms. Stein directed coverage of the U.N. Conference
on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt, the U.N. Conference
on Women in Beijing, China, and political convention and election
coverage during the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Presidential campaigns. Ms.
Stein spent ten years as a news producer and then executive producer
for WMAR-TV in Baltimore, Maryland. Her credits also include WVUE-TV
in New Orleans and ABC Radio Network News.
Ms. Stein's honors include Communicator Awards, Clarion
Awards, a Gracie Award from American Women in Radio and Television,
EMMA's from the National Women's Political Caucus and Radcliffe College,
the ICI Educational Foundation/American University Award for coverage
of personal finance issues, the Excellence in Financial Journalism
Award from the New York State Society of CPA's for a series on women
and retirement and an award for excellence in feature reporting from
the Associated Press.
Kim Skeen, Senior Producer of Global Harbors has 24
years of experience in broadcast news. Ms. Skeen has produced investigative
reports for CNN and the ABC NEWS 9-11 Special: Where Things Stand.
She's produced programming for and about Voice of America's Afghanistan
service, TV Ashna, the International Center for Journalists, the
Smithsonian Institution and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Ms. Skeen was an Emmy nominated investigative producer
at ABC NEWS for six years, producing stories for Primetime Thursday,
20/20, World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, and special events
including the network's Peabody and
Kim Skeen interviews Laurie Brereton
Emmy Award winning 9-11 coverage.
Assigned to Senior Correspondent Chris Wallace, at 20/20 and Primetime
Thursday, Ms. Skeen developed and produced investigative reports
on one of the nation's largest medical insurance scams, inadequate
security for stinger missiles, the transfer of U.S. missile technology
to the Chinese, Nazi war criminals taking refuge in Australia, heroin
use on Wall Street, wasteful spending at the Internal Revenue Service
and the threat of cyber terrorism.
Prior to 20/20, Ms. Skeen was a Senior Investigative
Reporter for WJLA-TV's I-Team in Washington, DC where she won the
prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for her investigation into improper
burials Arlington National Cemetery. In addition, Ms. Skeen has received
more than 30 journalism honors including, the George Polk Award,
two Edward R. Murrow Awards, National Association of Black Journalists
Awards, 6 regional Emmys, 6 regional Radio Television News Directors
Association Awards and an EMMA Award for crime coverage. Before WJLA,
Ms. Skeen held anchoring and reporting positions at WMAR-TV in Baltimore,
WFMY-TV in Greensboro, and WJBF-TV in Augusta.