Peter W. Kunhardt is a five time Emmy Award winning documentary film-maker who produces shows for HBO, PBS, and other U.S. television networks. He started Kunhardt Productions, Inc. which produced HBO's "JFK: In His Own Words," HBO's "Bobby: In His Owns Words," ABC's "Lincoln", Discovery's "P.T. Barnum" Discovery's "Justice Files" and many more. He works with his two sons Teddy and George in Pleasantville, New York.
Since becoming "Kunhardt Films", Kunhardt has produced Nixon By Nixon: In His Own Words for HBO, Makers: Women Who Make America Seasons 1 & 2 for AOL and PBS, Emmy winning The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross, the Emmy Nominated HBO documentary Gloria: In Her Own Words, PBS's 10 part series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr Seasons 1 & 2, the Emmy-award winning HBO documentary "Teddy: In His Own Words", PBS's "African American Lives I & II", and PBS's "Faces of America". In 2009, Kunhardt produced "This Emotional Life" for WGBH which explores aspects of human emotions such as depression and anxiety.
Mr. Kunhardt founded Kunhardt Productions with his father, Philip Kunhardt, Jr., and his brother, Philip Kunhardt, III, in 1987. Before founding Kunhardt Productions, Mr. Kunhardt worked for 10 years at ABC News. He is the winner of four national television Emmy Awards, one of which was for "JFK: In His Own Words" (1988). He is co-author of the book Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography (1992) and served as producer and director of the ABC mini-series "Lincoln". He has also co-authored "Looking for Lincoln" (2009) which is also a PBS documentary and "Lincoln Life Size" (2009) He co-produced a ten-hour series for PBS, The American President (1999). In 2003 he served as an executive producer for In Memoriam, a one hour co-production with HBO and Brad Grey Television recounting how MayorRudolph Giuliani and his staff coped with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Mr. Kunhardt lives in Chappaqua, New York with his wife, Suzy. He has four children, Peter, Abby, Teddy and George. He is the grandson of famed children's book author Dorothy Kunhardt, best known for her 1940 creation Pat the Bunny.