Letters and Awards
One of the joys of being the Executive Producer of 60 MINUTES for more than 30 years was working with Steve Sheppard who did yeoman work as one of the broadcast's most valuable Producer/Editors.
Executive Producer, 60 Minutes
I worked closely with Steve Sheppard at 60 Minutes for more than 20 years where he was a film and videotape editor, and where he produced stories and also worked as an associate producer. His work was exemplary.
Senior Producer, 60 Minutes
I've worked with Steve Sheppard the past 20 years; he's been, for me, a writer, editor, associate producer and producer. During that time, I've come to admire his understanding of what makes a good story, plus his ability to structure that story into a clearly told broadcast piece.
Senior Correspondent, 60 Minutes
Steve Sheppard has been teaching the 60 Minutes Style Documentary Workshop here at THE INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION AND FILM WORKSHOPS, as well as a
workshop in editing the TV Documentary for the past 8 years. His classes are for working professionals looking to hone their skills...He brings to his classes a deep
knowledge of the industry and the process of documentary story telling, along with a huge amount of infectious energy.
David H. Lyman
The (Rockport, Maine) International Film & Television WORKSHOPS
Founder and President
I am so pleased to write this letter to recommend Mr. Stephen Sheppard and the workshop in producing the magazine format. I’ve known him since 2001, when he was invited to our school to hold two one week TV news magazine workshops which later ended up as five annual projects.... Most important, almost all the participants were from either China Central Television or provincial TV newsrooms, representing the top TV news level in China; but even in the eyes of this choosey audience, Stephen was still the best kind of real instructor and what he brought to them was still the very kind of thing that will really inspire their future careers. That’s why the workshop was extended year after year, until almost all the provincial TV senior new producers had been trained. Ant that’s why one of the
CCTV news producers said, "Steve actually changed the landscape of China's news magazine shows."
... I whole-heartedly recommend Mr. Stephen Sheppard to you. I
believe he will make a major contribution to your program
Professor and Associate Dean of TV School
COMMUNICAITONS UNIVERSITY OF CHINA
First of all, let me thank you very much for the wonderful workshop you gave us all in Bogota. It was an amazing experience. After you left we did an A to Z so that there's no chance that we forget anything you told us, the most important of all: the keep it simple phrase is now our motto.
It really was a great idea to bring you down to Colombia.
Maria Elvira Arango Pardo
Executive Producer, Los Informantes
I’m Nicolás Reyes, a TV producer that works in the industry 7 years ago. I had a way to work the way that I learned in my experience, but when Steve teach me about how to do
a journalist job and how to write it, all that I learned was nothing. In 1 week, I learned more than 2 years of experience, because Steve know how to teach, and with his
experience, (40 years), he show you and remember you all the time that you need to keep the things simple, so the message of your work don’t lose power. Was a great experience, and Steve is a great person! I had so much fun and i learned so much on that week, that after 5 years of my training with him, I still use all of his tips and they work wonderful.
Producer, Los Informantes
Frenchman and already a seasoned reporter for the AP,
I had come to Steve’s CBS ‘60 Workshop’ solely for developing my knowledge on U.S TV style of reporting: not only did I found a vast new field of techniques and insider tricks , but I also discovered and come to appreciate a wonderful human being who, with his dry NY sense of humour, made the whole experiment a total game changer in my perception of TV news and artful
Dominique Christian Mollard
Television Allemande ZDF
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
I thoroughly enjoyed Steven’s class, during which I learned a lot about journalism and different media. The class provided plenty of opportunities to put the lessons learned into practice, and I believe that it made me a better writer and thinker. The experience reignited my interest in journalism and inspired me to take more classes at NYU ... In retrospective, I really appreciated the opportunity to learn about the nuts and bolts of
journalism, and as long as there are quality journalists a
nd instructors such as Stephen, I am optimistic and hopeful for the future of the profession and the press... Many of the
key lessons and tips on doing quality research, writing, story
telling, and editing have stayed with me, literally. I get to apply them frequently in my job as a nonprofit executive, where telling our story is vitally important to advance our mission. I would love to take another class with Stephen.
Chief Operating Officer
NETWORK CRAFT EMMY, BEST EDITOR,
Inside Afghanistan, "60 Minutes",
Correspondent, Dan Rather,
Produced by Andy Lack
Brown vs. Board of Education, “CBS Reports”, Editor
Corespondent Ed Bradley.
Produced by Phil Burton
NETWORK BROADCAST EMMYS, "60 Minutes", Editor, including;
Arthur Miller, Correspondent, Mike Wallace,
Produced by Jim Jackson
Bob Dole of Kansas, Correspondent, Steve Kroft,
Produced by Frank Devine
Heartbreak Hotel, Correspondent, Ed Bradley,
Produced by Allan Maranes
Mustard Gas, Correspondent, Mike Wallace,
Produced by Charley Thompson III
OVERSEAS PRESS CLUB, BEST DOCUMENTARY;
The General, “60 Minutes”, Editor,
Correspondent, Ed Bradley,
Produced by George Crile
MUSEUM OF BROADCASTING, Permanent Collection,
George Burns, "60 Minutes", Editor,
Correspondent, Ed Bradley,
Produced by Ruth Streeter
What Shall I Do With My Time, Writer-Editor,
New York Life Insurance Company
PRESIDENTS CONFERENCE ON CHILDREN, SPECIAL AWARD,
A Place To Play, Produced by Steve Sheppard