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Producer, docmaker Lou Reda passes away at 92

Long-time TV producer Lou Reda passed away Saturday, Sept. 30 at the age of 92, Lou Reda Productions confirmed yesterday. Founding Lou Reda Productions in 1978, the World War II Navy veteran first made a ...
October 3, 2017

Long-time TV producer Lou Reda passed away Saturday, Sept. 30 at the age of 92, Lou Reda Productions confirmed yesterday.

Founding Lou Reda Productions in 1978, the World War II Navy veteran first made a name for himself when he executive produced the 1982 CBS mini-series The Blue and Gray, starring Gregory Peck as U.S. president Abraham Lincoln.

Over the next three decades, the prodco went on to produce more than 500 hours of programming for the U.S. and international market, garnering accolades including a People’s Choice Award, a Peabody Award and eight Emmy nominations, including one win.

Among the company’s recent productions are History’s WWII in HD and Vietnam in HD and Brothers in War,narrated by actor Charlie Sheen for National Geographic.

Reda’s production company said goodbye to the founder on Saturday.

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