In Conversation with Mark Herzog, David Rivera, and Lizzie Fox

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From Emmy Award-winning producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, and Mark Herzog, The Nineties is an upcoming CNN Original Series that highlights the influential people and iconic events that defined the decade. Viewers will be transported back in time to explore the presidencies of George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, technological triumphs and terrorist tragedies, the grunge revolution and hip-hop’s ascendance to the mainstream, interracial conflict from Los Angeles to New York, and the genre-bending new era of television. Join Executive Producer Mark Herzog and Showrunner David Rivera, with Lizzie Fox, Vice President of Current Programming for CNN Original Series, for an in-depth discussion on what it takes to create a docuseries that examines historical moments with a modern day perspective.


Panelists

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Mark Herzog is an Emmy Award-winning producer and founder of Herzog & Company.  Herzog serves as Executive Producer for the CNN decades series The Sixties, The Seventies, The Eighties and the upcoming The Nineties for summer of 2017. He is also Executive Producer of The History of Comedy, also airing on CNN this summer, with season two debuting in 2018. Additionally in 2017, Mark executive produced HOT GIRLS WANTED: Turned On, a six-part docuseries for Netflix. He directed the long form documentaries Lady Valor for CNN and David McCulloughPainting with Words and He Has Seen War for HBO.  His other credits as producer include the Academy award-winning short doc On a Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin.

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David Rivera is an Emmy Award-winning freelance producer and director with credits across broadcast and cable television. He is the showrunner for the CNN documentary series The Nineties (premiering Summer 2017) and is working in the same capacity for CNN's upcoming four-part docuseries, 1968 (premiering in 2018). David's other recent credits include The Seventies, The Eighties and The History of Comedy for CNN and The Concert for Valor for HBO. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, David worked as a producer for NBC News and later spent ten years as a senior field producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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Lizzie Fox is the Vice President of CNN Original Series, based in Los Angeles. In this position, she is responsible for cultivating relationships within the creative community, developing original programming across a variety of CNN platforms, and overseeing production on all CNN Original Series.

Some of the productions she manages include, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, This is Life with Lisa Ling, The History of Comedy, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, Believer with Reza Aslan, Declassified and is currently overseeing the production for two new series premiering in 2017- Soundtracks and The Nineties.

Prior to joining CNN in August 2012, Fox worked in Original Programming & Development at Sundance Channel. In that role, she developed high-profile non-fiction programs that include, Push Girls, All on the Line with Joe Zee and Love/Lust, and served as Executive Producer on the series The Mortified Sessions.

At Sundance, Fox also developed scripted projects that include Top of the Lake and Rectify.

Earlier, she held positions at the Independent Film Channel and Viacom Productions.

A graduate of University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in American History and Film, she also studied at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Spain. She resides in Los Angeles.