Airdate:  May 2015

Airdate:  May 2015


Americans are living longer than ever before. Seventy-five million baby boomers are entering their retirement years at a rate of 10,000 a day. The United States is not prepared for this unprecedented demographic shift--and the question we're now all facing is: who will care for this aging population when they can no longer care for themselves? 

Caring for Mom & Dad offers an intimate look at the issues facing family caregivers who are out on the front lines, struggling to balance work, families, and caring for their parents. Families from around the country share their stories as the film examines the physical, emotional, and financial tradeoffs facing working caregivers and their employers. The film also highlights innovative ideas and community-based programs that are supporting family caregivers by asking, "How can America adapt to this changing reality?" 

Airdate: September, 2010

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Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story

America's heartland boasts some of the world's most productive farmland but this bounty comes with a price.  Excess Nitrogen and Phosphorus fertilizers are contaminating the nation's waters at the same time that precious soils wash away.  Farmers, scientists and consumers must work together on solutions for a more sustainable future.  Written, Produced, and Directed by Larkin McPhee.

2011 Winner of three Emmys

Best Topical Documentary, Best Writer of Program (non-news) and Best Editor of Program (non-news).

Airdate: May, 2008

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Depression: Out of the Shadows

Inspired in part by Andrew Solomon's award-winning book, "The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression," this ninety-minute national PBS Special explores depression's complex terrain, offering a comprehensive and timely examination of this devastating disorder, which is remarkably under-diagnosed and under-treated.  Written, Produced, and Directed by Larkin McPhee.

Winner of The Peabody Award

The New York Festival's Gold Baton for Best Direction



Airdate: 2006

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Take One Step with Larry King

A thirty-minute panel discussion hosted by Larry King about managing and preventing heart disease, the number one killer in America.  Produced by Larkin McPhee.



Big Ideas Series

A four-hour series of interview-based talk shows, conducted at The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ.  Interviews with some of today's most brilliant minds cover topics from astrophysics to modern-day terrorism to the evolution of language.  Mini-documentaries interwoven throughout the series include segments on Albert Einstein, mathematics, game theory with John Nash, and modern art.  Written, Produced, and Directed by Larkin McPhee.


Airdate: 2000

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Dying to be Thin

A film that examines an ominous rise in the life-threatening disorders, anorexia and bulimia. Narrated by Susan Sarandon. Co-produced with Twin Cities Public Television. Funded by the McKnight Foundation.  Written, Produced, and Directed by Larkin McPhee


CINE Special Jury Award for Best Broadcast Film in Science and Technology

CINE Golden Eagle Award

Academy for Eating Disorders - Special Recognition Award


Airdate: 1999

Suze Orman: The Courage to be Rich

A PBS pledge special hosted by best-selling author Suze Orman about how to create a life of material and spiritual abundance.  Produced and Co-Written by Larkin McPhee.


Airdate: 1998

The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom with Suze Orman

A PBS pledge special hosted by best-selling author Suze Orman which offers practical and spiritual steps to managing your money.  Produced and Co-Written by Larkin McPhee.


Airdate: 1996



A film about the Mississippi river's Great Flood of 1993, co-produced with Twin Cities public Television. Narrated by Hal Holbrook. Partially funded by the McKnight Foundation and Carver Foundation.  Directed, Produced, and Written by Larkin McPhee.