Graham Chedd

Graham Chedd

Graham Chedd came to the United States in 1972 as a consultant to the AAAS, joining Nova as the series’ first science editor in 1973. He also produced several Nova episodes, including The Race for the Double Helix.

In 1978 he executive produced for KCTS Seattle the 6-part PBS series on bioethics, Hard Choices, and later joined the PBS’s archeology and anthropology series Odyssey as senior producer, as well as producing several episodes.

After establishing with John Angier The Chedd-Angier Production Company, Graham produced several episodes for Frontline (including the Emmy-winning Sue the Doctor?). He also produced three more Nova episodes, as well as three episodes of The Nuclear Age and three episodes of Columbus and the Age of Discovery. He also created and executive produced (with WGBH and the BBC) the six-part PBS series The Secret of Life.

Graham shared with John not only the executive producing responsibilities for both Discover: The World of Science and Scientific American Frontiers, but also (again with John) much of the producing, directing and writing. In 2008 he teamed with Alan Alda to create the three-hour PBS series The Human Spark, winning the prestigious 2010 AAAS/Kavli prize for in-depth television science reporting. Graham is currently in production on Brains on Trial, a two-hour PBS special funded by the Sloan Foundation, hosted by Alda, built around a fictional trial and exploring the impact on the law of the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience.