A veteran of CNN, PBS, ABC, and Al Jazeera America, George Lerner has sought out stories that often go overlooked. He has produced television magazine pieces that revolve around striking human characters, whose experiences speak to broader truths.
"Saving Baltimore" special (Sept 2015) "... tells a story that reporter after reporter from national news outlets has missed - or, worse, ignored.... allowing viewers to see and hear these residents mostly in their own words and through a lens that does not reduce them to one-dimensional figures ...." -- David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun
A former refugee tries to rebuild his homeland as the people of South Sudan prepare to vote for independence. (2011)
Charleston, South Carolina after the massacre at Emanuel AME church. As President Obama delivered his eulogy over the fallen, this piece examined the lingering shadow of slavery hanging over the city. (2015)
A special program for CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo based on travels through a troubled region of Eastern Congo (2006)
The environmental of an oil boom on a Native America reservation in North Dakota (2015)
A half-hour special on Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray – “Saving Baltimore” looked at a library situated at the heart of the unrest, a group of ex-cons trying to stop the violence, and an innovative project to reclaim abandoned houses. (2015)
A profile of a visionary botanist trying to replant the forests destroyed by spraying Agent Orange during the Vietnam war (2007)