Arnold Shapiro

Arnold Shapiro

Arnold Shapiro (born 1941) is an Academy Award and 16-time Emmy Award-winning television producer and writer.

His best known work is the 1978 Oscar and Emmy-winning documentary, Scared Straight! His other productions include the CBS reality series, Rescue 911, hosted by William Shatner (1989-1996) and the CBS reality series, Big Brother (2001-2006); the ABC documentary series, Brat Camp (2005); the documentary, Scared Silent: Exposing & Ending Child Abuse, hosted by Oprah Winfrey (1992) which aired as a simulcast on CBS, NBC, PBS, followed by ABC -- it holds the distinction of being the most watched non-news documentary special ever broadcast on American TV; and Break The Silence: Kids Against Child Abuse, hosted by Jane Seymour, which received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award; Kids Killing Kids, hosted by Malcolm Jamal-Warner, an Emmy-winning docu-drama which aired simultaneously and commercial-free on CBS and FOX; and the Emmy-winning series of specials, The Teen Files, hosted by Leeza Gibbons. Shapiro sold his first show when he was 22, and since then has produced 28 series, four TV movies, and more than 90 documentaries and specials. Arnold Shapiro Productions has produced programs for all the broadcast networks and 14 cable channels - from MTV to HBO. Shapiro is a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of UCLA.


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