"Hurricane!" - 7 Nov. 1989

NOVA

Paula Apsell

Paula Apsell first began her work in broadcast typing the public broadcaster WGBH Boston’s daily logs, a job, she notes, is now mercifully automated.  While at WGBH-FM, her next move, she developed the award-winning children’s drama series The Spider’s Web and served as an on-air radio news producer. She then joined WGBH’s pioneering science documentary series NOVA, producing among several other programs Death of a Disease, the first long-form documentary about the worldwide eradication of smallpox.