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Marcia Franklin

Fellows Fall 2003
Idaho Public Television

Marcia Franklin has been a producer and host at Idaho Public Television since 1990. Prior to her current position, she was a general assignment reporter for KIFI-TV in Idaho Falls and the assistant to the news director for KQED-TV in San Francisco. Franklin is currently is the host of "Dialogue," a statewide call-in program, and a producer for "Outdoor Idaho," a statewide documentary series. In addition, Marcia has produced pieces for national public television programs and is the recipient of several grants from MacNeil/Lehrer Productions. Her programs have won numerous awards, including a George Foster Peabody Award, two regional Emmys and the Special Jury prize at WorldFest. In 1997, she taught seminars to reporters in Uzbekistan, under the auspices of Internews. In 2003, she spent six weeks in Iran producing and shooting a documentary on the environmental movement in that country, as part of a IRP Fellowship in International Journalism. That documentary aired on PBS stations around the country in 2005. For more information, please see: www.clipfile.org/marcia.


  • From Idaho to Iran

    "Dialogue from Idaho to Iran" takes a rare look at everyday life in Iran, concentrating on the small but determined environmental movement in that country. Traveling alone with a video camera, producer...

  • Americans Abroad: Teaching in Iran

    With no diplomatic relations between the United States and Iran, few Americans travel there... and fewer still choose to live there. As part of an occasional NPR series on the lives of...

  • Interview with Marcia Franklin, fall 2003 IRP Fellow

    What it is like to be an American in Iran? Because we have no diplomatic relations with Iran, there is no American embassy. Because there are American sanctions, there are no U...

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