Nancy Porter's Filmography

Nancy Porter Biography

Documentary Productions:

American Masters
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women
Broadcast December 28, 2009

WGBH-TV Local Productions
A Day in the Life of the Burke High School 2002
New England Visions 2001
Greater Boston Arts: Jose Mateo: A New Stage 2001

American Experience
Houdini 2000
Alone on the Ice 1999
The Wright Stuff 1996
Amelia Earhart 1993

The Most Dangerous Woman in America – 2004
Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls 1992
Will Venice Survive Its Rescue? 1991
Can You Still Get Polio? 1988
High Tech Babies 1986

The Selling of Terri Gibbs 1982
Fast Horse in a Bull Market 1981

PBS Specials
E.L. Doctorow and the American Myth 1983
A Time For Prayer 1978
Mr. Speaker: A Portrait of Tip O’Neill 1977
Boston’s Marathon Man 1977
He Did It For a Friend:A Portrait of James Michael Curley 1974

Camera Three
Director in Exile 1980
John Irving: With Work In Progress 1980
A Great Little Film Festival 1979

Something Personal 1975-1976
Executive Producer, A nine-part series about woman including four
documentaries by Nancy Porter:
A Woman’s Place is in the House, A Portrait of Elaine Noble
Older and Bolder
Rape: If It Happens to You

1971-1974: Seventy-five ZOOM Guest film portraits for PBS children’s series

Dramatic Productions:
The Impossible H.L. Mencken 1984 Producer -
Rolling 1984 – Co-Producer/Director
The Dark End of the Street 1980 – WGBH Producer, story co-developer

Special Projects:
The World According To Us 1992 WGBH Co-Executive Producer
Ruben Blades Profile for CBS Cable Producer, Writer, Director

Awards and Festivals: (selected):
EMMY Nomination – Best Historical Program 2005: The Most Dangerous Woman In America
New England Regional Emmy, 2003: A Day in the Life: The Burke High School
Nominated for Special National Emmy, 2003: A Day in the Life
Honorable Mention, RFK Jr. Journalism Award, 2003” A Day in the Life
Cine Golden Eagle, 2003: A Day in the Life
Image Award for Vision and Excellence: 1999, Women In Film & Video New England
Gold Award, Worldfest, Houston, 1993: Series, The World According to US.
Gold Apple, National Educational Film and Video Festival, 1994: Amelia Earhart.
Cine Gold Eagle, 1993: Amelia Earhart.
Gold Plaque, Chicago International Film Festival, 1993: Amelia Earhart.
Gold Medal, International Film and TV Festival of N. Y., 1983: The Selling of Terri Gibbs.
National Emmy, 1977: Rape: If It Happens to You.
Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival, 1976: A Woman’s Place Is In the House.
Local Program Award, Corp. for Public Broadcasting, 1977: Rape: If It Happens to You.