PBS NewsHour

pbs newshour logoTHE PBS NEWSHOUR  is the national, nightly news program seen on PBS. The Erdos & Morgan Opinion Leader survey ranks The NewsHour first among all television news programs as the most credible, most objective, most influential and most current news program on television. It is seen five nights a week on more than 315 PBS stations across the country and is also available online, via public radio in select markets and via podcast.  Under-Told Stories Project director Fred de Sam Lazaro has served as a correspondent for the program since 1985, covering international health, development, religion and human rights stories, in addition to reporting from the upper Midwest, where The Project is based. 

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

Since its debut in 1997, RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY has set itself apart from the mainstream media by providing distinctive, cutting-edge news coverage and analysis of national and international events in the ever-changing religious world. Hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy and produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, the acclaimed one-of-a-kind TV show examines religion’s role — and the ethical dimensions — behind top news headlines. Under-Told Stories Project has been producing feature stories for Religion & Ethics Newsweekly since 1999. Fred de Sam Lazaro frequently serves as a substitute host for the program.

Wide Angle

WIDE ANGLE is the only program  on television exclusively dedicated to international current affairs documentaries. For each broadcast, producers and journalists from around the globe report on an event, issue or trend through the eyes of the people who are living it day to day. In its first six seasons, WIDE ANGLE traveled to more than 50 countries to explore the forces that are shaping the world today, presenting global stories on a human scale and offering Americans uncommon and invaluable insight into today's interconnected world. The Under-Told Stories Project team has produced two documentaries for the program. Democracy in the Rough took us to the Democratic Republic of Congo to witness their first free election in 45 years. The Dying Fields takes a closer look at the rash of farmer suicides in India's cotton belt. Democracy in the Rough won a Silver Plaque for Investigative Reporting/News Documentary at the 43rd Chicago International Television Awards and a 2007 Insight Award for Excellence in film and digital media arts.  The Dying Fields was awarded a 2008 Cine Golden Eagle Award. 


NPR (National Public Radio) is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming.  Under-Told Stories Project contributes radio reports from around the world on a variety of topics. 

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an innovative non-profit leader in supporting the independent international journalism that U.S. media organizations are increasingly less willing to undertake. The Center focuses on under-reported topics, promoting high-quality international reporting and creating platforms that reach broad and diverse audiences.