CAST & CREDITS
Directed by Jeff Plunkett, Ishai Setton, and Jigar Mehta
Jeff Plunkett and Jigar Mehta produced Playing the News at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where it won the Currie Documentary Prize. They previously collaborated on Homeland Insecurity. A Princeton graduate, Plunkett is a Current TV producer in San Francisco. He has written for Time Asia, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the South China Morning Post. Before journalism school, he taught English in China. Mehta is a seasoned cameraperson and editor whose reports from Kashmir, Mauritania, and Sri Lanka have aired on NBC, ABC, and HBO. His work includes the Emmy Award-winning documentary, My Flesh and Blood.