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2009
Peabody Award - "Ape Genius"
Emmy Award - "A Walk to Beautiful"
AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award - NOVA scienceNOW "Diamond Factory"
AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award - "Last Extinction"
Freddie Award for Communications - "Doctors' Diaries"
Writers Guild of America Award - "Secrets of the Parthenon"
Cine Golden Eagle - "Ocean Animal Emergency"
Cine Golden Eagle - "Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives"
Cine Golden Eagle - "Doctors' Diaries"
Cine Golden Eagle - "Space Shuttle Disaster"
Cine Special Jury Award - NOVA scienceNow: "Saving Hubble"
AIP Science Communication Awards - "Absolute Zero"

2008
Peabody Award - "Judgment Day"
AAAS Science Journalism Award - "Judgment Day"
ABA Silver Gavel Award - "Judgment Day"
NAS Communication Award finalist - "Judgment Day"
Emmy Award for Lighting Direction And Scenic Design - "Forgotten Genius"
NASW Science In Society Journalism Award - "Forgotten Genius"
AIP Science Writing Award - NOVA scienceNOW "Asteroid"
CINE Special Jury Award - "Secrets of the Parthenon"
Cine Golden Eagle - "Absolute Zero: The Race for Absolute Zero"
Cine Golden Eagle - "Judgment Day"
Cine Golden Eagle - "Ghost in Your Genes"
Cine Golden Eagle - "A Walk to Beautiful"
The Archeology Channel Festival, Best Script - "The Mummy Who Would Be King"
Ver Ciencia Special Tribute - WGBH Science Unit and NOVA Series

2007
Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - "The Mummy Who Would Be King"
International Festival of Archaeological Films Prix special du jury - "The Mummy Who Would Be King"
National Association of Science Writers Science In Society Award - "Dimming the Sun"
AAAS Science Journalism Award - "Forgotten Genius"
Pariscience International Science Film Festival, Prix Des Lyceens - "Welcome to Mars"
The Grantham Prize, Award of Special Merit - "Dimming the Sun"
Cine Special Jury Award - "Great Inca Rebellion"
Cine Golden Eagle - "Wings of Madness"
Cine Golden Eagle - "NOVA scienceNOW"
Cine Golden Eagle - "Monster of the Milky Way"
Cine Golden Eagle - "First Flower"
Cine Golden Eagle - "Pocahontas Revealed"
Cine Golden Eagle - "Forgotten Genius"
Cine Golden Eagle - "Building on Ground Zero"
Cine Golden Eagle - "Saved by the Sun"
Cine Golden Eagle - "Great Inca Rebellion"

2006
AAAS Science Journalism Award - "NOVA scienceNOW"
Beijing Science Film Festival - "The Mummy That Would Be King"
CINE Golden Eagle - "Einstein's Big Idea"
CINE Golden Eagle - "Dimming the Sun"
CINE Golden Eagle - "The Great Robot Race"
Earthwatch - "Dimming the Sun"
Population Institute Global Media Award for Best Documentary - "Rx for Survival"
Vedere la Scienza Festival - "The Mummy That Would Be King"

2005
AAAS Science Journalism Award - "Wave that Shook the World"
CINE Golden Eagle - "NOVA scienceNOW"
CINE Golden Eagle - "Welcome to Mars"
CINE Golden Eagle - "Wave that Shook the World"
CINE Special Jury - "NOVA scienceNOW"
Emmy Award - "Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge"
Hugo Award - "Hitler's Sunken Secret"
International Science Film Festival - "Einstein's Big Idea"
Vedere la Scienza Festival 2005 - "Einstein's Big Idea"

2004
AAAS Science Journalism Award - "MARS Dead or Alive"
CINE Golden Eagle - "MARS Dead or Alive"
CINE Golden Eagle - "The Most Dangerous Woman in America"
CINE Golden Eagle - "World in the Balance"
CINE Special Jury Award - "World in the Balance"
CINE Masters Series Award - "World in the Balance"
National Academies Communication Award - "Origins: Back to the Beginning"
New York Festivals Silver Medal - "The Most Dangerous Woman in America"
Verticale Festival Grand Prix - "Descent into the Ice"

2003
Beijing Film Festival Silver Dragon - "The Elegant Universe"
Emmy Award - "Battle of the X-Planes"
Emmy Award - "The Elegant Universe"
George Foster Peabody Award - "The Elegant Universe"
New York Festivals Gold Medal - "The Elegant Universe"
Image et Science Grand Prize - "The Elegant Universe"

2002
DuPont - Columbia Award - NOVA/FRONTLINE "Harvest of Fear"
AAAS Science Journalism Award - "18 Ways to Make a Baby"
Emmy Award - "Galileo's Battle for the Heavens"
Emmy Award - "Mountain of Ice"
Emmy Award - "Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance"
Emmy Award - "Why the Towers Fell"

2001
AAAS Science Journalism Award - "Cracking the Code of Life"
CINE Award - "Dying to Be Thin"
CINE Award - "Nazi Prison Escape"
CINE Award - "Lincoln's Secret Weapon"
CINE Award - "Cancer Warrior"
Emmy Award - "Bioterror"
Emmy Award (Writing for Julia Cort) - "Life's Greatest Miracle"
IDA Distinguished Achievement Awards - "Hitler's Lost Sub"
NASW Science-in-Society Journalism Award - "Cracking the Code of Life"
Prism Award - "Search for a Safe Cigarette"
US International Film and Video Festival "Silver Screen Award" - "Cancer Warrior"

2000
George Foster Peabody Award - "Building Big"
The New York Film Festival Silver World Medal - "Lost on Everest"
The Scinema Science Film Festival Ronin Award for Best Educational Film - "Building Big"
US International Film and Video Festival "Gold Camera Award" - "Runaway Universe"
US International Film and Video Festival "Silver Screen Award" - "Hitler's Lost Sub"
International Wildlife Film Festival Merit Award for Cinematography - "Japan's Secret Garden"
Image et Science International Film Festival - "Runaway Universe"

1999
AAAS - Westinghouse Science Journalism Award - "Surviving AIDS"
AAAS - Westinghouse Science Journalism Award - "Warnings from the Ice"
DuPont - Columbia Award - "The Brain Eater"
DuPont - Columbia Award - "Everest: The Death Zone"
DuPont - Columbia Award - "Supersonic Spies"
DuPont - Columbia Award - "China's Mysterious Mummies"
DuPont - Columbia Award - "NOVA Series"
Emmy Award - "Decoding Nazi Secrets"

1998
National Headliner Award - "Coma"
National Science Board Public Service Award - NOVA Series
The New York Film Festival Silver World Medal - "Titanic's Lost Sister"
The New York Film Festival Bronze World Medal - "Secrets of Lost Empires"

1997
DuPont - Columbia Award - "Plague Fighters"
DuPont - Columbia Award - "Einstein Revealed"
Society for Technical Communications Award - NOVA Series

1996
Banff Television Festival - "B-29 Frozen in Time"
Banff Television Festival - "Plague Fighters"
Festival International du Film Scientifique du Quebec - "Lightning!"
George Foster Peabody Award - "Odyssey of Life"
National Education Association Award - NOVA Series

1995
Carl Sagan Award - NOVA Series
Emmy Award - "Siamese Twins"
Emmy Award - "Secret of the Wild Child"
Genesis Award - "The Great Wildlife Heist"

1994
AMWA Award - "What's New About Menopause?"
Aviation and Space Writers Association Award - "Can Bombing Win a War?"
Emmy Award - "Secret of the Wild Child"
Genesis Award - "The Great Wildlife Heist"
Ohio State Award - "Wanted: Butch and Sundance"

1993
Genesis Award - NOVA Series
National Association of Black Journalists Award - "Deadly Deception"
National Headliner Award - "Iceman"
Ohio State Award - "The Machine that Changed the World"

1992
AAAS - Westinghouse Science Journalism Award - "Eclipse of the Century"
American Heart Association Blakeslee Award - "Avoiding the Surgeon's Knife"
Emmy Award - "Suicide Mission to Chernobyl"
Emmy Award - "The Russian Right Stuff"
Festival International des Images du Ciel - "The Russian Right Stuff"
Genesis Award - "Saddam's War on Wildlife"
George Foster Peabody Award - "Machine that Changed the World"

1991
Chicago International Film Festival - "The Russian Right Stuff"
Columbus International Film and Video Festival - "Bomb's Lethal Legacy"

1990
AAAS - Westinghouse Science Journalism Award - "Hurricane!"
French Ministries of Technology and Communications Prix Jules Verne - NOVA Series
Ohio State Awards - "Can the Vatican Save the Sistine Chapel?"

1989
BBC Award - "Death of a Star"
British Gas Award - NOVA Series
Emmy Award - Outstanding Informational Film Series
Ohio State Award - "Buried in Ice"
Ohio State Award - "Can the Vatican Save the Sistine Chapel?"

1988
American Film Festival Blue Ribbon - "A Man, a Plan, a Canal, Panama"
Ohio State Award - "Why Planes Crash"
Ohio State Award - "Can AIDS be Stopped?"
George Foster Peabody Award - "Spy Machines"

1986
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Media Award - "The Plane that Changed the World"
American Psychology Association National Media Award - "Life's First Feelings"
Aviation and Space Writers Association Journalism Award - "The Planet that Got Knocked On its Side"
Chicago International Film Festival - NOVA Series
Earthwatch Film Award - "Return of the Osprey"
International Agricultural Film and Television Competition Award - "Farmers of the Sea"
National Film and Video Festival Award - "Tornado!"
National Film and Video Festival Award - "What Einstein Never Knew"
San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Gate Award - "Seeds of Tomorrow"
San Francisco International Film Festival Award for Distinction - "What Einstein Never Knew"

1985
Emmy Award - "Outstanding Informational Film Series"
Emmy Award - "AIDS: Chapter One"
Emmy Award - "Acid Rain: New Bad News"
San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Gate Award - "Acid Rain: New Bad News"

1984
American Film Festival Blue Ribbon - "The Miracle of Life"
American Film Festival Red Ribbon - "Asbestos: A Lethal Legacy"
American Film Festival Red Ribbon - "Fat Chance in a Thin World"
American Film Festival Emily Award - "The Miracle of Life"
International Film and Television Festival of New York Gold Medal - "NOVA Series"
Ohio State Award - "The Miracle of Life"
Parent's Choice Award - "NOVA Series"
San Francisco International Film Festival Award - "The Miracle of Life"

1983
American Film Festival Blue Ribbon - "Life: Patent Pending"
Audubon Festival Award - "Fragile Mountain"
Audubon Festival Award - "Goodbye Louisiana"
Audubon Festival Award - "Salmon on the Run"
Audubon Festival Award - "A Field Guide to Roger Tory Peterson"
Audubon Film Festival Award - "Animal Imposters"
Emmy Award - "The Miracle of Life"
Emmy Award - Outstanding Informational Series
George Foster Peabody Award - "The Miracle of Life"
International Film and Television Festival of New York Gold Medal - NOVA Series
International Wildlife Film Festival - "Salmon on the Run"
International Wildlife Film Festival - "Animal Imposters"
Massachusetts Medical Association Award - "Aging: The Methuselah Syndrome"
National Association to Aid Fat Americans - "Fat Chance in a Thin World"
Ohio State Award - NOVA Series
Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award - "Finding a Voice"
Southern California Motion Picture Council for Outstanding Family Entertainment Gold Halo Award - NOVA Series

1982
AAAS - Westinghouse Science Journalism Award - "Anatomy of a Volcano"
American Film Festival Blue Ribbon - "Cancer Detectives of Lin Xian"
American Film Festival Blue Ribbon - "Anatomy of a Volcano"
American Film Festival Blue Ribbon - "Salmon on the Run"
American Film Festival Red Ribbon - "Moving Still"
American Film Festival Red Ribbon - "Notes of a Biology Watcher"
Audubon International Film Festival - "The Sea Behind the Dunes"
Cine Golden Eagle Award - "Palace of Delights"
Cine Golden Eagle Award - "The Television Explosion"
Emmy Award - "Here's Looking at You, Kid"
International Film and Television Festival of New York - "Palace of Delights"
International Rehabilitation Film Festival Award - "Finding a Voice"
International Wildlife Film Festival - "Notes of a Biology Watcher"
Ohio State Award - NOVA Series
Wildscreen Film Festival - "The Sea Behind the Dunes"

1981
American Film Festival Red Ribbon - "The Sea Behind the Dunes"
American Psychological Association - "The Pinks and the Blues"
American Water Resources Foundation - "The Water Crisis"
Chicago International Film Festival - NOVA Series
Chicago International Film Festival - "The Great Violin Mystery"
Emmy Award - Outstanding Informational Series
National Audubon Society Award - "Black Tide"
Ohio State Award - "Life on a Silken Thread"
Prix Futura - "The Doctors of Nigeria"

1980
National Wildlife Federation Award - NOVA Series

1978
American Film Festival Red Ribbon - "The Gene Engineers"
American Film Festival Red Ribbon - "Across the Silence Barrier"
American Film Festival Red Ribbon - "Dawn of the Solar Age"
American Film Festival Red Ribbon "- The Sunspot Mystery"
DuPont Columbia Award - NOVA Series
Emmy Award - Outstanding Informational Series

1977
American Film Festival Red Ribbon - "A Desert Place"
American Film Festival Red Ribbon - "Why Do Birds Sing?"
American Film Festival Red Ribbon - "Strange Sleep"
American Film Festival Red Ribbon - "Where Did the Colorado Go?"
DuPont - Columbia Award - "Incident at Brown's Ferry"

1975
George Foster Peabody Award - NOVA Series
Prix Italia - "Plutonium Connection"

1974
American Psychological Foundation - "The First Signs of Washoe"

 

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