Public Affairs Media, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established specifically to produce investigative and historical reporting on substantive national and international issues.
Executive Director, Richard P. Milner is an award-winning documentary writer, producer, director, and editor with over thirty years' experience in film and television.
Television projects Milner has produced and/or directed include ABC Network News Good Morning America, This week with George Stephanopoulos, and World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. Staff series work has included Crazy for Food (PBS), Navajo Rodeo Cowboys (PBS), Science Times(National Geographic and New York Times TV), Geography in U.S. History (PBS) and A Personal Story (TLC). Milner also originated and co-produced the PBS Frontline documentaryFooling with Nature.
At NBC-TV, New York, Milner edited and directed post production on more than twenty documentary specials for NBC White Paper, NBC Reports and NBC Magazine on health, economics, medicine, science, and public affairs with such correspondents as David Brinkley, Marvin Kalb, John Dancy, Lloyd Dobbins, and Edwin Newman.
Documentary awards Milner has been a part of include the Janus Award for Assault on Big Brother, Regulating the Regulators (NBC Reports), the Champion International Media Award for Economic Understanding for Banking on the Brink(NBC Reports), the Christopher Award for Marvelous Machines, Expendable People (NBC Reports), and the WorldFest Houston Gold Award for Fooling with Nature (PBS Frontline).
Public Affairs Media, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established specifically to produce investigative reporting on substantive national and international issues. Public Affairs Media was founded on the premise that if democracy is to survive, the public must be informed and leadership made accountable through a free press, and that freedom of the press depends ultimately on the freedom and duty of the individual journalist to identify, explore, and explain the important issues of the day in a fair, accurate and complete manner.
Public Affairs Media has three major goals: 1) to inform and educate the public on substantive political, scientific and social issues of national and international importance, 2) to increase the supply of thorough investigative documentaries to film, television and radio producers and programmers, and 3) to support and speak for independent journalists, filmmakers, and radio producers committed to covering stories which merit public attention and debate, even though the stories may be complex or their subjects controversial.