Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Fran Stoddard

On Monday nights here in Vermont, we are fortunate to be able to watch "Profiles" with NU alum Fran Stoddard on Vermont Public Television. This is Fran's 7th season as producer and host of "Profiles." She has interviewed musicians, politicians, writers, professors, CEOs. Not everyone is nationally famous, but each has made a significant contribution to society. The first person Fran interviewed for "Profiles" was musician/composer (and NU Alum) Paul Winter. Since then, guest have included Molly Ivins, Bruce Cockburn, E. L. Doctorow, Grace Paley and Ed Koren.

Fran has her own production video company. She was the first assistant director on "Windy Acres," a tv series set in Vermont, and also worked on the film "Strangers in the Kingdom." Fran gave an interview to Seven Days in which she discussed how she started "Profiles" and what the experience has been like.

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