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Linda Ellerbee

Linda Ellerbee was born on August 15, 1944 in Bryan, Texas, USA as Linda Jane Smith. She is a producer and writer, known for Nick News with Linda Ellerbee (1991), Addicted (1997) and Ms. Smith Goes to Washington (1993). She was previously married to John David Klein, Tom Ellerbee, Van Kenneth Veselka and Mac Smith. See full bio »
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 1991-2016 Nick News with Linda Ellerbee (TV Series) (executive producer - 126 episodes)
- School Crime and Too Much Punishment? (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Before I Go... Living with Dying (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Electronic Leash: Safety vs. Privacy (2015) ... (executive producer)
- So Close and Yet So Far Away: The Kids of Cuba (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2009 Studs Terkel: Listening to America (TV Short documentary) (executive producer)
 2005 Animal Planet Report (TV Series) (producer)
 2005 The WIN Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 2005 Inside TV Land: Tickled Pink (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2004 Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics (TV Special documentary) (producer)
 2004 Feeding the Beast: The 24-Hour News Revolution (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2001-2003 Intimate Portrait (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 18 episodes)
- Rosie O'Donnell (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Peggy Fleming (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Penny Marshall (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Cloris Leachman (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Naomi Judd (2003) ... (executive producer)
 2001 When I Was a Girl (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1999 Oh What a Time It Was (TV Mini-Series) (producer)
 1997 Addicted (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1991-1994 Nickelodeon Special Edition (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Space Shuttle, Phone Home (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Plan It for the Planet (1993) ... (executive producer)
- A Conversation with Magic (1992) ... (executive producer)
- It's Only Television (1991) ... (executive producer)
 1993 Ms. Smith Goes to Washington (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
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We call them Twinkies. You've seen them on television acting the news, modeling and fracturing the news while you wonder whether they've read the news - or if they've blow-dried their brains, too. See more »


Her Nickelodeon TV "Nick News Special Edition: My Family is Different" logged some 100,000 e-mails and calls in protest about its gay-parenting content, before the show even aired 18 June 2002. The campaign was reportedly organized by the Traditional Values Coalition. Both Ellerbee and Rosie O'Donnell hosted the special. See more »

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