TWILA LIGGETT PhD was Creator & Executive Producer for 25 yrs on the Reading Rainbow series on PBS. Under her leadership the series won over 160 awards including
a Peabody and 26 national Emmy awards; ten in the outstanding Children’s Series category. Reading Rainbow, which aired on PBS 1983-2009, is now streaming on Netflix. Dr. Liggett
just retired as Professor of Education specializing in literacy and the arts (2006-2013) at Marymount Manhattan College.
LAURIE PINCUS is the creator of The Storybook Cook and Betty & Eddie’s Flying Food Adventure Show.
She is a multimedia visual artist, writer, illustrator, and teacher. Her work has appeared internationally in galleries, on TV, film and in print.
Her work has been featured on Scooby Doo, HR Puffinstuff and Fuji TV Japan.
Click here to see more of Laurie’s work.
ERIC HAESSLER worked 12 years as an actor, producer and director in Chicago. He was a staff member of Evening/PM Magazine program, WBZ-TV,
Boston and former Program Director of Diabetic Youth Foundation in San Francisco.
He is formerly Head of Performing Arts Dept. at Crane Country Day School and is currently completing chef’s training at The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts.
HAMILTON CLOUD II was Vice President of Programming at NBC under Brandon Tartikoff,
14 years as Executive Producer of NAACP Image Awards, and Children’s Programming Producer at KABC-LA.
He is Director of Special Projects for Congresswoman Maxine Waters.