The Port of Los Angeles: A History

(available on DVD)

A four-part history of America's busiest port, from 1542 to the present, based on more than 100 interviews and illustrated by rare film and photography.


With Heart and Hand: The Restoration of the Gamble House

(available on DVD)

A one hour documentary about the restoration of the Gamble House in Pasadena, California, designed by Greene & Greene.  Sponsored by the University of Southern California School of Architecture.


Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood

(available on DVD, April 2011)

A seven-part series chronicling the history of American movies from the 1890s to the near present, shown on Turner Classic Movies during 2010. www.tcm.com/shop


Chicano Rock! The Sounds of East Los Angeles

A documentary about the history of Chicano rock 'n' roll, from the legendary Lalo Guerrero to Ritchie Valens, Los Lobos and beyond, Underwritten in part by a grants from Latino Public Broadcasting, the California Council for the Humanities and the Skirball Foundation.  Winner of the 2009 Best Documentary at the Reel Rasquache Festival of the U.S. Latino Experience in Film and Art.

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American Dreams

Documentary elements for a dramatized collection of African-American shorts stories.  Produced for HBO Pictures.



Documentary elements for the HBO Film based on the best-selling novel of the same name.


The Great American Dream Machine

PBS magazine program.  Episode producer, JW


Museums of the Arroyo

(available on DVD)

Half-hour video documenting the history and collections of five museums on the Arroyo Seco between Los Angeles and Pasadena, California.  Produced for the Museums of the Arroyo.


L.A Law: The 100th Episode Celebration

A television special celebrating the success of the series "L.A. Law."  Hosted by Jane Pauley.  Produced for 20th Century Fox Television and NBC.


Resorts Unlimited

Travel show about destination resorts in the United States.  Produced for national syndication.


Ten Years of People Magazine

One-hour television special produced for HBO.


Western Costume: Hollywood Dream Factory

Documentary about the oldest costume house in Hollywood.  Sponsored by Western Costume.


Who's Who?

Portraits of past celebrities for the CBS series.  Including Tab Hunter, Ron Ziegler, General Ky, Clifford Irving, Dave Garroway, Rudy Vallee.  Hosted by Dan Rather, Barbara Howar and Charles Kuralt.



Documentary elements for the dramatized biography of newspaper columnist Walter Winchell,directed by Paul Mazursky.  Produced for HBO Pictures.


Witch Hunt

Documentary elements for the HBO film.


The Year That Was

Three annual one-hour television specials, hosted by Dick Cavett.  Produced for HBO.


Screening Reality: How Documentary Filmmakers Reimagined America

 A book about the history of American documentary filmmaking.  Published by Bloomsbury Publishing (2020)

* All programs produced, directed and written by Jon Wilkman unless otherwise indicated.