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Paula Apsell, was the WGBH television executive producer of NOVA and director of the WGBH Science Unit.

Apsell got her start in broadcasting at WGBH Boston, where she was hired fresh out of Brandeis University to type the public broadcaster's daily television program logs - a job that Apsell notes is now, mercifully, automated. Within a year, she found her way to WGBH Radio, where she developed the award-winning children's drama series, "The Spider's Web," and later became a radio news producer. In 1975, she joined WGBH's NOVA, a science documentary series that has set the standard for science programming on television, producing documentaries on subjects as varied as artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and aviation safety. Her NOVA "Death of a Disease" was the first long-form documentary on the worldwide eradication of smallpox.

After leaving NOVA in 1981, Apsell went to WCVB, the ABC affiliate in Boston, known for quality content, as senior producer for medical programming, working with Dr. Timothy Johnson. During that time, she produced Someone I Once Knew, an award-winning documentary that essentially broke the story on Alzheimer's disease, showing that dementia is a pathology, not an inevitable product of old age. Apsell then spent a year at MIT as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow. In 1985, she was asked to take over the reins at NOVA, where she became the Senior Executive Producer and Director of the WGBH Science Unit. As well as overseeing the production of NOVA documentaries and miniseries for television, she has directed the series' diversification into other media-most notably online, where NOVA is the most-visited site on PBS.org. NOVA can also be found in classrooms nationwide, where it is the most widely used video resource among high school science teachers.

In January 2005, Apsell introduced a NOVA spinoff in NOVA scienceNOW, a critically acclaimed science newsmagazine hosted formerly by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and now by New York Times technology columnist David Pogue. Other recent signature NOVA and Science Unit productions include The Elegant Universe, Origins, Einstein's Big Idea, Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, Making Stuff, and the large-format feature Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure.

Today, NOVA is the most popular science series on American television and online. Under Apsell's leadership, NOVA has won every major broadcasting award, some many times over, including the Emmy, the Peabody, the AAAS Science Journalism Award, and the Gold Baton duPont-Columbia, as well as an Academy Award nomination for "Special Effects." In 1998, the National Science Board of the National Science Foundation awarded NOVA its first-ever Public Service Award.

Apsell has been recognized with numerous individual awards for her work, including the Bradford Washburn Award from the Museum of Science, Boston; the Carl Sagan Award given by the Council of Scientific Society Presidents; the American Institute of Physics Andrew Gemant Award; the Planetary Society's Cosmos Award; the International Documentary Association's Pioneer Award; the National Space Club of Huntsville Media Award; and the New York Hall of Science Distinguished Service Award for Public Understanding of Science. She has served on the board of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, the Brandeis University Sciences Advisory Committee, and the International Documentary Association. Apsell holds honorary doctorates from Southern Methodist University and Dickinson College.

She lives in Newton, Massachusetts with her husband Sheldon, an inventor. The Apsells have two grown daughters, one a physician, the other a television producer.

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Paula Apsell

Senior Executive Producer of "NOVA," the PBS science series

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Paula Apsell Biography

Paula Apsell, was the WGBH television executive producer of NOVA and director of the WGBH Science Unit.

Apsell got her start in broadcasting at WGBH Boston, where she was hired fresh out of Brandeis University to type the public broadcaster's daily television program logs - a job that Apsell notes is now, mercifully, automated. Within a year, she found her way to WGBH Radio, where she developed the award-winning children's drama series, "The Spider's Web," and later became a radio news producer. In 1975, she joined WGBH's NOVA, a science documentary series that has set the standard for science programming on television, producing documentaries on subjects as varied as artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and aviation safety. Her NOVA "Death of a Disease" was the first long-form documentary on the worldwide eradication of smallpox.

After leaving NOVA in 1981, Apsell went to WCVB, the ABC affiliate in Boston, known for quality content, as senior producer for medical programming, working with Dr. Timothy Johnson. During that time, she produced Someone I Once Knew, an award-winning documentary that essentially broke the story on Alzheimer's disease, showing that dementia is a pathology, not an inevitable product of old age. Apsell then spent a year at MIT as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow. In 1985, she was asked to take over the reins at NOVA, where she became the Senior Executive Producer and Director of the WGBH Science Unit. As well as overseeing the production of NOVA documentaries and miniseries for television, she has directed the series' diversification into other media-most notably online, where NOVA is the most-visited site on PBS.org. NOVA can also be found in classrooms nationwide, where it is the most widely used video resource among high school science teachers.

In January 2005, Apsell introduced a NOVA spinoff in NOVA scienceNOW, a critically acclaimed science newsmagazine hosted formerly by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and now by New York Times technology columnist David Pogue. Other recent signature NOVA and Science Unit productions include The Elegant Universe, Origins, Einstein's Big Idea, Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, Making Stuff, and the large-format feature Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure.

Today, NOVA is the most popular science series on American television and online. Under Apsell's leadership, NOVA has won every major broadcasting award, some many times over, including the Emmy, the Peabody, the AAAS Science Journalism Award, and the Gold Baton duPont-Columbia, as well as an Academy Award nomination for "Special Effects." In 1998, the National Science Board of the National Science Foundation awarded NOVA its first-ever Public Service Award.

Apsell has been recognized with numerous individual awards for her work, including the Bradford Washburn Award from the Museum of Science, Boston; the Carl Sagan Award given by the Council of Scientific Society Presidents; the American Institute of Physics Andrew Gemant Award; the Planetary Society's Cosmos Award; the International Documentary Association's Pioneer Award; the National Space Club of Huntsville Media Award; and the New York Hall of Science Distinguished Service Award for Public Understanding of Science. She has served on the board of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, the Brandeis University Sciences Advisory Committee, and the International Documentary Association. Apsell holds honorary doctorates from Southern Methodist University and Dickinson College.

She lives in Newton, Massachusetts with her husband Sheldon, an inventor. The Apsells have two grown daughters, one a physician, the other a television producer.

Paula Apsell Videos

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    Jan 12, 2016 ... It included Paula S. Apsell, Senior Executive Producer, NOVA; Julia Cort, Deputy Executive Producer, NOVA; Doug Hamilton, Writer,...
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  • How much does it cost to book Paula Apsell?

    Booking fees for Paula Apsell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Paula Apsell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Paula Apsell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Paula Apsell for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Paula Apsell for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Paula Apsell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Paula Apsell or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Paula Apsell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Paula Apsell for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Paula Apsell generally travels from Newton, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sylvia Earle, Andrew N. Meltzoff, Thomas J. Wilson, Randi Weingarten and William E. Mayer. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Paula Apsell for an upcoming event.

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  • Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Speech Paula Apsell ...
    Oct 2, 2018 ... Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Speech Paula Apsell. The Emmy Awards. Loading... Unsubscribe from The Emmy Awards? Cancel
    LIFE'S ROCKY START - YouTube
    Jan 12, 2016 ... It included Paula S. Apsell, Senior Executive Producer, NOVA; Julia Cort, Deputy Executive Producer, NOVA; Doug Hamilton, Writer, Producer, ...
  • Atheist Alliance of America 2013 National Convention: Paula Apsell ...

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