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Advisory Board Members
SVP, Long Form Programming
Beth Hoppe is Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming at PBS. In this role, she oversees all PBS general audience primetime programming, fundraising programming, and PBS Plus, a package of fully funded programs for stations' use in their weekend schedules. She is responsible for creating and implementing PBS’ primetime content strategy, building on PBS’ series and commissioning new programming working with producers, partners, and funding sources.
Ms. Hoppe joined PBS in 2011 as Vice President, General Audience Programming. Since that time she has shepherded some timely documentaries including Steve Jobs – One Last Thing (Pioneer Productions), Titanic with Len Goodman (BBCWW and 360 Productions), and Cuban Missile Crisis - Three Men Go to War (Crossing the Line Productions). Ms. Hoppe has curated PBS’ science and history pipeline which includes Exploration Wednesdays with new episodes of Nature (WNET), Nova, and Nova ScienceNOW (WGBH).
Ms. Hoppe joined PBS from Discovery Studios. Prior to that she was President and CEO of Optomen Productions (USA), a New York-based television production company known for science, reality and factual programming. With Beth in the role of Executive Producer, Optomen produced numerous programs and series for Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, PBS, and the Food Network. Productions included Monsters Inside Me for Animal Planet, Worst Cooks in America for Food Network, Mars: The Quest for Life and Are We Alone? for Discovery and Science Channel and Most Evil for Discovery and I.D.
Speaking at: Reeling in the Eyeballs