For more than twenty years, Ben Loeterman has been one of public television’s most prolific producers of current affairs and historical documentaries.  His work has appeared on the PBS flagship current affairs series Frontline since 1982. Recent series credits include Inside the Terror Network, which tracked the nineteen hijackers of 9/11 infamy across four continents, The Triumph of Evil, about the U.S. and U.N. complacency that allowed the genocide in Rwanda and Let’s Get Married, a critique of the Bush Administration’s marriage policy as an answer to poverty.

Ben Loeterman has also contributed programs to the PBS history flagship series American Experience. Series credits include Golden Gate Bridge, about one man’s undying effort to see it built; Public Enemy #1, a biography of the desperado John Dillinger; Rescue at Sea, the account of a 1909 naval disaster – and the new wireless technology that helped save 1500 lives, and The War That Made America, a four-part dramatized documentary for PBS about the French and Indian War.

In addition, Loeterman has produced episodes of the PBS series The Prize, based on Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the oil industry, God Fights Back for the PBS/BBC series People’s Century and an adventure film in Iryan Jaya for the Discovery Channel. He has won national Emmy awards for outstanding achievement in directing and investigative journalism and is the recipient of Amnesty International’s Media Spotlight Award.

Loeterman produced and directed the award winning The People V. Leo Frank, a historical feature documentary about the 1913 murder of a young worker in an Atlanta pencil factory, and the trial and lynching of her accused killer, Leo Frank. His most recent credits include 1913: Seeds of Conflict, which explores the crumbling of Ottoman rule in Palestine, and Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip, which examines the influence of gossip columnist/radio personality Walter Winchell on our modern media landscape.