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2020 Election Special: Pennsylvania - PBS Washington Week

2020 Election Special: Pennsylvania – PBS Washington Week

On the eve of the 2020 presidential election, McCarthy Productions, Inc produced stories about the vote in Pennsylvania for a special report of PBS’s Washington Week. Featuring Washington Post Reporter Robert Costa, we traveled through the battleground state and reported a very close race. The stories were edited by Ryan McCarthy, with Ken Spooner on camera, Hilary Taylor Associate Producer and Steve McCarthy as Producer and Director of Photography. Click on image above to watch the Special!
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.
Guestbooker.com - Idina Menzel B-roll for USO Press Package

Guestbooker.com – Idina Menzel B-roll for USO Press Package

McCarthy Productions filmed and edited this video for Guestbooker.com for Idina Menzel’s Holiday press tour. Idina met families of U.S. troops and signed autographs.
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.
West LA VA - NBC Today

West LA VA – NBC Today

NBC Contributor Jonathan Alter tells the story of a rash of drug overdoses at the nation’s largest Veterans Administration facilities. The problem – the pharmacy is understaffed and began handing out 2 and three weeks supplies of pharmaceuticals.
Voto Latino - PBS

Voto Latino – PBS

Correspondent Lawrence O’Donnell reports on the get out the vote drive of a group called “Voto Latino.” Spanish language radio and social media are having an effect on driving out this fastest growing demographic to vote.
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.