In 2010, Ted switched to filmmaking after 20 years as a newspaper journalist. Since then he has produced seven documentaries, the most recent about Holocaust survivor turned global forgiveness ambassador Eva Mozes Kor. His current project is on Carl Erskine, the last-man standing of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ famed “Boys of Summer” and a longtime ambassador for diversity and inclusion.
Ted's documentaries have screened in film festivals worldwide and at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and have been featured in The New York Times and Forbes.com. “Eva: A-7063” aired on 95 percent of U.S. PBS stations and in Germany. “Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story” aired on ESPN Classic for several years. Ted holds a BA in American History from Princeton University and a Masters from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Ted's work has won:
• 21 regional Emmys, including Best Documentary for his past four films.
• The national Gabriel Award for Human Dignity.
• First place in the national Associated Press Sports Editors contest.
• The Fourth Estate Award from the national American Legion.
• The Indiana History Outstanding Organization Event/Project Award from the Indiana Historical Society.
• The Silver Anvil award from the Public Relations Society of America.
• One of two "Program of Excellence" awards in 2020 from American Public Television, which encompasses some 350 PBS stations around the nation.
• The 2020 award for Top Historical Documentary from NETA (National Education Telecommunications Association), which encompasses 277 PBS stations.
Other honors for Ted:
• The Dick Schaap Award of Excellence from the Center for the Study of Sports in Society at Northeastern University.
• The Melvin Simon Tikkun Olam (Heal the World) Award from the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis.
• Indiana Jewish Historical Society Living Legend (first non-Jew to be so honored).
• The Servant Leadership Legacy Award from the Indianapolis Urban League.
• Honorary Coach for Special Olympics Indiana’s 2022 Summer Games.