Harlan Reiniger

Independent Broadcast Professional:
Documentary Editor, Documentary Producer, Post-Production Producer

Primary client: WGBH/Boston

  • Editor, Producer, Production Manager, Post- Production Director: WGBH/Boston (1985–present)
  • Series: Frontline, The American Experience, Nova, Antiques Roadshow, Simply Ming, The Victory Garden, Boston Media Productions, WGBH Educational Programming

Additional clients

  • Editor and Producer for Discovery Channel, History Channel, ABC News Productions/The Learning Channel, Turner Entertainment, National Geographic
  • Co-Producer/Editor: Front Street Films
  • Editor: This Old House Productions/DIY Network

Production Credits

(60 min., unless noted)

WGBH Frontline (1993–2009)

  • Editor: Ashes of the Cold War, Diamonds, Red Flag Over Tibet, Mandela, Sex Slaves, Frontline World: Uighurs at Guantanamo

WGBH Nova (1992–2009)

  • Editor/Co-Producer: Ice Man, Mammoths of the Ice Age
  • Editor: Nazis and the Russian Bomb, The Hunt for Saddam’s Secret Weapons, Origins: Where are the Aliens, The Last Great Ape, Life and Death in the War Zone
  • Director: Marathon Challenge
  • Editor: Nova Science Now (quarterly 3 segment program) Segments: Mirror Neurons, Stem Cells: Early Research, New Orleans: After Katrina, Space Storms, Leeches
  • Story Contributor: Nova Science Now: Hurricanes (detailing New Orleans flood risk pre Katrina)
  • Editor: Nova Web: Snail Slime
  • Online Editor: Nova Science Now: Sang Mook Lee, Earth Quakes in the Midwest, other segments

WGBH special series (1998)

  • Editor: The People’s Century: Half the People

WGBH Antiques Roadshow (1995–1997)

  • Senior Editor/Post-Production Director for 26 episodes
  • Started up the post operation for this series

WGBH The American Experience (1989–1992)

  • Production Manager/Post-Production Director/Promotion Editor for 50 episodes.
  • Started up the post operation for this series

WGBH Lifestyles Programming (2004-2010)

  • Senior Editor: Simply Ming – one season, The Victory Garden – five seasons, various lifestyle/how-to specials
  • Post-Production Director: The Truth About Cancer, The Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease in America, Caring for your Parents (1×90 docs plus 1×30 panel followup, editor for Hidden Epidemic followup 30)

WGBH: Educational Programming

  • Senior Editor: Western Civilization (8×30) – 1986
  • Senior Editor: Discovering Psychology (9×30) – 1990-1
  • Producer: Discovering Psychology, (3×30 new and 6×30 revised episodes) – 2001
  • Producer: Building Big, Thinking Small (companion program to David Macauley’s Building Big/Nova series PBS)

WGBH The Ten O’Clock News

  • Editor freelance: local news – 1985-87

The Discovery Channel (1998–2002)

  • Editor: Unsolved History – Custer’s Last Stand
  • Editor: Mummies – The Real Story
  • Producer/Editor: Extreme Engineering, episode: Holland’s Barriers to the Sea
  • Editor: Discover Magazine, episodes: Protecting the Presidents, The Real Story of Jamestown, Human Sacrifice, Crime Labs

The History Channel (1998–2002)

  • Producer: This Week in History, segments: John Brown and the Secret Six, Revolutionary Spy
  • Editor: This Week in History: several segments

Turner Entertainment – produced by WGBH/The American Experience (1995)

  • Editor: Driving Passion: America’s Love Affair with the Car: Birth of the Automobile (90) (contributed the initial story idea for this series)

ABC News Productions/The Learning Channel

  • Producer/Editor/Writer: Vietnam: Stories from the Wall – 2004

National Geographic

  • Post Production Producer: My 9/11 (tenth anniversary special commemorating 9/11)

This Old House Productions (for DIY Network)

  • This New House, segments: Sketchup, Video on Demand – new series 2010

Front Street Productions (for PBS)

  • Co-Producer/Editor: Hitchhiking Vietnam – 1997
  • Editor: Beyond the Ring of Fire – 1996


Emerson College, Boston, MA

  • M.A, Film and Television Production – 1987

Boston University, Boston, MA

  • B.A American History – 1980


  • National Emmy, Outstanding Investigative Documentary, Sex Slaves – 2006
  • New England Emmy, Discovering Psychology: Cognitive Neuroscience – 2001
  • Banff Film Festival, Best of Jury, Red Flag over Tibet – 1994
  • Telluride Mountain Film Festival, Best Documentary, Red Flag over Tibet – 1994
  • Cine, Golden Eagle, Discover Magazine, Crime Labs – 1996
  • Headliner, Outstanding Network Documentary, Iceman – 1992
  • Telly Award, 4 awards for network series promotion, The American Experience – 1989-92
  • New York Festivals, Finalist, Discovering Psychology: Past, Present and Promise – 1991
  • Others


  1. Barbara Reiniger on March 25, 2024 at 12:09 pm

    Emergency, Harlan, please call me asap. Barbara 2032338815.

    • Frank Capria on April 1, 2024 at 12:55 pm

      Barbara, I have Jane’s mobile. You may text me at (617) 320-3526.

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