Hedrick Smith
Correspondent, Poisoned Waters

Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and Emmy award-winning producer/correspondent, is one of America’s most distinguished journalists.

For 26 years, he covered Washington and world capitals for The New York Times, winning the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting from Moscow in 1974 and sharing in a Pulitzer Prize for his part in the Pentagon papers series. From 1976-1988, he was New York Times Washington bureau chief and chief correspondent.

Mr. Smith has authored several best-selling books, including The Russians (1976), The Power Game: How Washington Works (1988), The New Russians (1990) and Rethinking America (1995).

He has created 20 award-winning PBS prime-time specials and mini-series on Washington’s power game, Soviet perestroika, the global economy, education reform, health care, teen violence, terrorism and Wall Street, winning Emmies for two of his programs for Frontline, The Wall Street Fix and Can You Afford to Retire?

His newest production, Poisoned Waters, is a probing two-hour report that examines America’s track record on cleaning up its waterways since passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, using two great coastal estuaries, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound, as case studies.