Stephen Segaller oversees all national programming from WNET’s producing subsidiaries – THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and Creative News Group. Among these productions are: Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Secrets of the Dead, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, Cyberchase, NYCArts, and Reel 13; and documentary series featuring Henry Louis Gates Jr., Niall Ferguson, Simon Schama and Alan Alda among others.
At WNET, he has executive-produced PBS documentary series such as Ascent of Money and The War of the World, both with Niall Ferguson; Extreme Oil; Red Gold: The Epic Story of Blood; individual documentaries such as Srebrenica – A Cry From The Grave; David Grubin’s Kofi Annan: Center of the Storm; Walter Cronkite’s last two documentaries City At War: London Calling and Legacy of War; the films of Frederick Wiseman; films by Roger Weisberg including the Academy Award-nominated Sound and Fury; Worse Than War with Daniel Goldhagen, directed by Mike DeWitt; Orchestra of Exiles by Josh Aronson; It’s A Hard Knock Life: Annie by Joshua Seftel; and Shakespeare Uncovered, produced by Richard Denton. This unique series brings the personal passions of its celebrated hosts to tell the stories behind Shakespeare’s greatest plays.
He created the international documentary series Wide Angle and the investigative journalism series Exposē for PBS. In 2011, he was Executive-in-charge of the multiple award-winning documentary series Women, War & Peace – produced by Abigail Disney, Gini Reticker and Pamela Hogan – the first series ever to consider war, conflict and peacemaking from the point of view of women as combatants, casualties and peacemakers.
In 2013, Segaller helped oversee the expansion of the PBS NewsHour broadcast tradition with a PBS NewsHour Weekend newscast on both Saturday and Sunday. The half-hour program is anchored by Hari Sreenivasan and produced at the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center.