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Llewellyn Smith

producer, director, Vital Pictures

Llewellyn Smith began his television career in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1978. Since that time, he has contributed to a number of award-winning PBS series, including *From Jumpstreet, A Story of Black Music *(1982) and *Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years* (1985). From 1988 to 1995 Smith was series editor for PBS's *American Experience*, where he played an editorial role in originating, developing and acquiring more than 70 programs on American history. Credits as producer/director include* Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery *(1997) *Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory* (2001),* Race: The Power of An Illusion *(2003), *Reconstruction: The Second Civil War* (2004). His latest film is *Forgotten Genius*, a two-hour *NOVA* biography of Dr. Percy Julian, the pioneering chemist and civil rights activist, scheduled for broadcast in February, 2007. His work has been recognized with numerous awards for broadcasting excellence. Recently* Forgotten Genius *was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for Best Documentary and received an award for television excellence from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.