HBO Documentary Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists - 2020 NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY AWARD WINNER

HBO Documentary Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists – 2020 NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY AWARD WINNER

2020 NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY AWARD WINNER Directors Jonathan Alter, John Block and Steve McCarthy bring New York columnists Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill’s courageous writing to life, celebrating the acclaimed journalists and the city they loved. Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill’s brilliant, honest and courageous writing defined New York City journalism. For five decades, these colorful columnists and longtime friends spoke for ordinary people and brought passion, wit and literary merit to their reporting on their city and nation. Their writings probed issues of race, class and the practice of journalism that resonate powerfully today. Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists explores the famed writers’ intersecting lives and careers while celebrating New York’s grit and charm during the last great era of print journalism.


Our film Hayatuna is showing in the Montclair Film Festival. Hayatuna – or “Our Lives” documents a program to help disadvantaged youth to express themselves through singing and theater. The film, shot with MSU students in Jordan and Sweden, was produced by Dr. David Sanders and Steve McCarthy. It’s scheduled for: Wednesday, May 2, at 6:00 PM Thursday, May 3 at 6:00 PM At the Claridge Theater, 486 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair NJ, 07042
Dan Rather Reports "The Road to Damascus"

Dan Rather Reports “The Road to Damascus”

Producer Steve McCarthy travels to Damascus to report on the million Iraqi refugees that have flooded into Syria. 21 year old Joey Shene fled from Basra after insurgents tried to shoot him as he went to work for an American contractor. The Syrian government is overwhelmed with the refugees and is concerned about political instability.
PBS "Warming Oceans"

PBS “Warming Oceans”

Global warming is front and center in Washington with the passage of the climate bill in the House. Correspondent David Brancaccio looks below the surface at a growing body of evidence that suggests climate change is affecting the chemistry of the seas, which could have potentially catastrophic results on the way we live.
Dan Rather Reports "Heroes at Home"

Dan Rather Reports “Heroes at Home”

Dan Rather visits Nadia McCaffrey, the mother of Sgt Patrick McCaffrey, California National Guard. Sgt. McCaffrey was reported Killed in Action in Iraq. But His mother tell Dan Rather that she found out her son was ambushed by the Iraqi soldiers he was training and that the U.S. Military covered that story up.
Finding Paddy: The Story of Captain Patrick Brown FDNY

Finding Paddy: The Story of Captain Patrick Brown FDNY

Filmmaker Steve McCarthy explores the meaning of heroism by discovering the life of his friend, Captain Paddy Brown, NYC’s most decorated fireman who died on 9/11. McCarthy starts with Brown’s incredible acts of heroism, saving people from flames, breathing life into fire victims. Eventually, McCarthy finds a more complicated subtext: Brown’s childhood in an alcoholic home, his abuse by priests, his traumatic tour of duty as a Marine in Vietnam, his string of lovers. Paddy emerges as a classic hero—one profoundly flawed and driven to acts of bravery by complex motives, including a drive for penance, self-destruction, and the creation of his own legacy. Ultimately, Captain Brown seeks inner peace and in the course of that quest touches innumerable lives. At his moment of redemption, he climbs the stairs of the North Tower and dies comforting burn victims on an upper floor.