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Jon Palfreman
Producer and Director
Sick Around America

In 2008, Palfreman explored the health care systems of other capitalist democracies in FRONTLINE’s “Sick Around the World.” A veteran of both U.K. and U.S. television, Jon Palfreman has made over 40 BBC and PBS one-hour documentaries including the Peabody Award-winning series "The Machine That Changed the World", the Emmy Award-winning NOVA "Siamese Twins" and the Alfred I. du Pont-Columbia University Silver Baton winner "Harvest of Fear." Palfreman has received many awards honoring the quality and accuracy of his science journalism, including the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Writing, the American Association for the Advancement of Science science-writing prize (three-time winner), the National Association of Science Writers "Science-in-Society" Journalism Award (three-time winner) and the Writers Guild Award for best script. Palfreman, who was a 2006 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, has written two books. He is currently KEZI Distinguished Professor of Broadcast Journalism at the University of Oregon.

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