PBS Frontline—HEAT

I was an off-camera reporter for “Heat,” a special two-hour documentary on business and climate change around the world, which aired on PBS Frontline Oct. 21, 2008. Rain Media, headed by correspondent Martin Smith, produced the film. April 2007 – November 2007.

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Reviews

Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

It’s too bad weasely answers can’t somehow be converted into clean energy, because Martin Smith, the “Frontline” producer and reporter, elicits a lot of them in “Heat,” his savvy investigation of global warming and our chances of stopping it. …

Kevin McDonough, United Features Syndicate

Nobody watches “Frontline” for the comedy, but I found it amusing to see publicists squirm under vigilant grilling. … Students of evasion, double talk and nondenial denials should not miss this.

Roger Catlin, Hartford Courant

… [P]eerless Martin Smith looks into the main issues of global pollution, the ambivalent role of the U.S. industry and the prospects of environmental change given a new administration. Its typically clear delineations of the issues, it turns out, makes it a perfect choice for pre-election consideration.

Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times

… Thorough and wide-ranging, “Heat” takes us from India’s cement factories … and the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bali to the international empire that is Exxon and the chambers of the Congress. …

It’s enough to make a person turn off all the lights, pull the covers over her head and weep. But that, of course, is the problem. This is exactly what Americans have done for far too long. Or at least this is what “Heat” argues, and it does so quite persuasively. …

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