Judith Vecchione has contributed to many major documentary series, including Nova, American Experience, Vietnam: A Television History, and Frontline.
She won an Emmy and a Red Ribbon at the American Film Festival for her work on Vietnam, and was Series Senior Producer and Producer of the first two programs of the critically acclaimed documentary series Eyes on the Prize. She has been Executive Producer for a number of award-winning national PBS documentary series, including Americas, 10 hours of programming on Latin America and the Caribbean; The China Trilogy ("China in Revolution," "The Mao Years," and "Born Under the Red Flag"); a three-part international coproduction, De Gaulle and France; and a six-part series on women scientists today, Discovering Women.
She has produced specials, including "Fire Wars," which aired on Nova, and "Tug of War: The Story of Taiwan"; and she was Executive Producer for the film biographies Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary Pickford (for American Experience), and for China in the Red and Young & Restless in China (for Frontline.) She was also WGBH's Executive Producer for Martin Scorsese's multi-platform series, The Blues.
Her programs have won awards from American Women in Radio and Television, the Chicago Film Festival, the Columbus International Film and Video Festival, the USrrr International Film and Video Festival, as well as the George Foster Peabody Award, three Christopher Awards and four CINE Golden Eagles, among others.
In addition to her programming responsibilities, Vecchione is Executive Director for the Producers Workshops at WGBH, an initiative of CPB and PBS that has trained more than 150 national and regional producers, from public broadcasting stations and from the independent community, over the past eight years. Workshop participants have come from 40 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico; 48% of the Workshoppers have been minorities. Projects in development include an ITVS-funded special on Latino civil rights after World War II, The Battle After the War (working title), and films on Johnny Cash and on public health.