AGNES FLOOD DOCUMENTARY PROJECT
The Production Team
Alan K. Stout, executive producer - Stout is a former columnist and Newspapers In Education manager at The Times Leader. He has won a Keystone Press Award for Excellence in Journalism and has been voted Northeastern Pennsylvania's "Favorite Newspaper Columnist" seven times. He received a degree in history and education from King's College and studied under some of NEPA's most renowned local historians. His articles have appeared in papers from coast-to-coast, including the Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury News, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Daily News, San Diego Tribune, Dallas Morning News and Miami Herald.
Richard Briggs, producer/director - During his 20-year career with the Public Broadcasting System as producer, production manager, director, and senior editor, Briggs not only directed and edited weekly special productions but has made over 50 documentaries for national and regional release. He has received several mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, a Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Silver Award; and an IRIS Award from the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATP). Two of his documentaries are in the permanent collection at the United States Library of Congress.
Dr. Anthony Mussari, consultant/narrator - Mussari is an award-winning filmmaker specializing in documentaries. He also wrote "Appointment With Disaster: The Swelling of The Flood," the definitive text on the Agnes flooding of the Wyoming Valley. He was also the producer of the long-running "Windsor Park Stories" television series and served as the chairman of the mass communications/media technology department at King's College. He has been honored with awards from the Columbus International Film Festival, the American Film Festival and the National Educational Film festival.
Tony Brooks, historical consultant - Brooks is the Executive Director of the Luzerne County Historical Society. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in history and previously worked in the field of non-profit management, specializing in fundraising, public relations, marketing, grant writing and event management. Brooks brings his lifelong love of local history to his position as director of the historical society and has a great interest in Agnes.
Frank J. Pasquini, funding consultant - Pasquini recently served as Director of Capital Resources for the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry. He previously served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at King's College, Executive Director of Development at the University of Scranton, Director of Development at College Misericordia (University) and Director of Communications and Marketing for United Way of Wyoming Valley. Pasquini has received numerous awards in the field of advancement and fundraising and has also served as a college instructor. He remains dedicated to the field of education and to preserving the legacy of Agnes.