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June Cross - Producer

June Cross teaches documentary and broadcast news at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. "The Old Man and the Storm" is the first of what she hopes will be a series of documentaries on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast rebuilding effort.  It is her eighth film for PBS' Frontline.  Cross has worked for PBS's Frontline, CBS News, and PBS's MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. Her first book, a memoir titled "Secret Daughter" was published by Viking in May 2006. Her most recent series, 'This Far by Faith: Stories from the African-American Religious Experience" aired nationally on PBS in June 2003.  When she's not producing films or teaching, she enjoys yoga, lifting weights, or going for walks in New York City.  She lives with her husband, jazz trumpet player Waldron Ricks.




Julia Elliott – Co-producer

Julia Elliott’s most recent PBS project has been producing the second hour of an award-winning four-part PBS series on the history of the Supreme Court, which aired January 31, 2007.  Elliott’s other PBS credits include: co-writer on Slumming It: Myth and Culture on the Bowery; associate producer on Blackside, Inc.'s This Far by Faith: African American Spiritual Journeys; associate producer on California Newsreel's Race: The Power of an Illusion; website producer for the PBS companion website to This Far by Faith; and researcher on Roja Production’s Citizen King.


Elliott co-wrote and co-produced the award-winning feature film Windhorse, which tells the story of one Tibetan family's struggle under Chinese occupation. Windhorse played in independent movie theaters throughout the country, and was shot in Nepal and clandestinely in Tibet.


Elliott has a Masters degree in comparative religion from Harvard Divinity School.




Lisa Desai – Associate Producer


Lisa Desai is a journalist and producer whose work has appeared on BusinessWeek TV, Marketplace, CNNMoney.com, MSNBC.COM, CNN International, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.





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