Marijuana in America



LAUNCHING 1st Quarter of 2019 – ON PBS
Part of a 13-Week Syndicated PBS National Series

The Production

In the tradition of PBS’ award-winning Downton Abbey and unforgettable documentaries like Ken Burns’ The Civil War, Windsor Broadcast Productions–the producers of Innovations in Medicine and The American Health Journal, a PBS network staple for more than 18 years—in association with Public Television Productions announces the production of MARIJUANA IN AMERICA.

This 3O-Minute network Special Documentary leading off a 13-week syndicated PBS National Series takes an in-depth look at the exceptional successes being achieved in the new and exploding world of medical and pharmaceutical cannabis. The show will air on PBS affiliates across the United States. Productions that have aired nationally on PBS affiliates reach syndicated audiences in excess of 100 million viewers—with multiple airings (historically airing on the network for more than 18 months). This documentary will receive extensive network promotion prior to (and after) launch.

For 2 decades PBS has been at the cutting edge of science and social issues. In 2015 The American Health Journal on PBS took a first look at the medical benefits of cannabis in a segment featuring a study done at LA BioMed at UCLA evidencing that marijuana use was associated with lower death rates in patients with traumatic brain injuries. Under the direction of Executive Producer, Roland Perez and Producer, Gary Bernstein, MARIJUANA IN AMERICA, will present a comprehensive evaluation of the current cannabis phenomena with a specific emphasis on its remarkable medical uses and applications.


The program will include on location filming and interviews including Dr. Ascher Shmulewitz, a legendary entrepreneur in the biomedical technologies, working out of Tel Aviv on the science behind cannabinoids and their application in the areas of pre-dementia; Dr. Michael Bloch in New Haven, CT at Yale University Medical School addressing its application with motion disorders, Tourette and Parkinson’s Disease and the actual patient reversals and results being achieved; we visit Robert Davidson, CEO of Cure Pharmaceutical in Oxnard, CA who discusses the new dosages being created and the development of dosing patches; in Sherman Oaks, CA an interview with Tracy Ryan, the CEO of Cannakids regarding their use of cannabinoid oil in the treatment of children’s seizures; in Brooklyn, NY we visit David Goldstein, CEO of Potbotics, a cutting-edge company regulating every aspect of dosages using vapor smokers and computers, and many more industry revelations.

Windsor Broadcast Productions

Windsor Broadcast Productions is a long running television producer, with over 18 years of syndicating programming and content on PBS weekly. Windsor currently has 28 shows running on the Public Television Satellite and has won more than 100 national and international awards for broadcast and production excellence.

Roland Perez, CEO of Windsor Broadcast Productions and Executive Producer for MARIJUANA IN AMERICA has produced and directed more than 700 – 30 minute television shows in his career; but his interest and love of film started during his years at Hollywood High School and continued during his early days as an NBC Network page. Philanthropically, Mr. Perez is one of the founders of Hollywood Heritage, an organization raising funds for the Hollywood Film Museum and Hollywood Premier.

Gary Bernstein of Public Television Productions and Producer for MARIJUANA IN AMERICA has been in the film industry for decades, working with more than 200 international celebrities, among them Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Farrah Fawcett, Paul Newman and Rock Hudson and Jay Leno. Mr. Bernstein is a contributor to many charities including AMFAR and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

Underwriting (Sponsor) Opportunities for MARIJUANA IN AMERICA

The remaining Underwriting Opportunities (sponsor spots) for MARIJUANA IN AMERICA are 3 – 20-second spots at the end of the program.

They are offered at a cost of $40,000 per spot on a first come first served basis (only one spot per sponsor is allowed).  All underwriting spots are shot in broadcast HD audio and video incorporating the underwriter’s corporate logo (and/or stock symbol), a slogan and description, special graphic effects (FX) and the underwriter’s company web address (the URL). In addition, each underwriter will receive a copy of the finished program which may be used by the underwriter for all purposes (for example, use on corporate websites, brochures, online streaming, email drops, social media placement, local display, trade shows, etc.) except for re-broadcast rights on network or cable television.  Note: The acceptance of underwriter(s) is solely up to the discretion of the program producers and the network.


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­Producer, Gary Bernstein . Email, Phone (production office) 310-550-6891         

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