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Roger P. Smith Papers


Roger P. Smith Papers
Smith, Roger P.
Collection number:
NPBA 96-5
5.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
1929-1995, and undated
Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Roger Smith has been involved in the development and production of innovative public service television programs and films since 1955. His public television career began at WTTW (Chicago, IL) in 1965. There he worked as an executive producer for a weekly one-hour prime time arts series titled Facet. His work on that series earned him two "Emmy" awards. Then he worked at WNET (New York, NY) from 1967 to 1968, producing the show Newsfront. In 1968, he joined the staff of WGBH (Boston, MA) and remained there for nine years serving as producer, director and writer for a number of shows and films including Urban Decisions and The Captioned French Chef. The collection mostly documents Smith's work at WGBH with some materials about his work at WTTW, WNET and at his own production consulting firm, The Production House, Inc.

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