Mitchell Lieber, Producer-Director, spent his early career working in broadcast news, public affairs, engineering, and
management. He produced and hosted 125 documentaries and interviews on Chicago's WNIB-FM (now WDRV) as station public affairs director. Lieber’s earlier WNIB program, This Is A Test,
was described by critic Ray Townley as “the most culturally satisfying program on the air" in Chicago.
As a consultant to broadcasters, Mitchell Lieber guided WNIB to FCC approval of a major power increase, boosting the station’s value
by about 20% (it later sold for $165 million). Similarly, he recommended the FCC licensing strategy that created Kansas City’s 100,000-watt KKFI-FM and helped develop an educational
TV station in Chicago.
In 2002, Lieber created the website, Rumbula.org, which grew to 140 pages and hundreds of thousands of users worldwide.
It is a source or reference for ten Wikipedia pages. From 2007-12 he produced and directed four documentary short films related to the Holocaust in Latvia.
Mitchell Block, Executive Producer, was Executive Producer of the documentary short, Big Mama, which won the category’s
2001 Academy Award, and of Poster Girl, nominated in the category in 2011. In 2008, his short film, No Lies (1973), was selected for the National Film Registry by the Librarian of Congress.
He conceived, co-created, and executive-produced the Emmy Award-winning 10 hour PBS series, Carrier (2008). He has forty years of experience in broadcasting and documentaries.
Beth Sternheimer, Co-Producer, co-produced the four-hour PBS series, The Calling (2011), and associate produced the
Emmy nominated of Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, seen on PBS's P.O.V. She was producer of the one-hour Holocaust-related documentary seen on PBS, Refuge:
Stories of the Self-Help Home. Among others, Beth Sternhemer produced exhibit videos for the National WWII Museum and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Sid Lubitsch, Director of Photography, is also cinematographer for the PBS series Craft in America and many of Emmy
Award winner Tod Lending's PBS documentaries. He filmed Holocaust documentaries such as Auschwitz, Out of Faith, and The Optimists. Sid Lubitsch’s work is also seen on the BBC,
A&E, HGTV, MSNBC, National Geographic TV, and NBC’s Dateline.
Rich Pooler, Principal Sound Recordist, has recorded sound for PBS documentaries since the early 1990s including for
the programs P.O.V., Frontline, Nova, Ken Burns’ Jazz, and Independent Lens' Milking the Rhino. His sound is frequently heard on programs such as
ABC’s Nightline, NBC’s Dateline, and CBS’s Sixty Minutes.
Additional Production Team Members
The production team of more than 80 includes associate and assistant producers,
location camera operators, location sound recordists, production assistants, translators for seven languages, historical researchers, research and production interns, and
associate and assistant editors.