Frank Braun is an award-winning writer and producer, with over 25 years of experience in both print and broadcast journalism. Braun has worked as an Associate Producer for 60 Minutes, and as an Investigative Producer for the CBS affiliated stations.
In 1992, Mr. Braun was nominated for an Emmy and captured all of the significant awards presented by the San Diego Press Club for Best Investigative journalism for television. Those awards were presented for Bad Doctors, Blind Trust, an investigative series Braun wrote and produced, which led to reform of the California Medical Board. Born in Brazil, and raised in the U.S., Frank Braun is a graduate of U.C.L.A. After graduation, he returned to Brazil to help launch The Latin America Daily Post, an English language daily newspaper patterned after Europe’s International Herald Tribune.
As a journalist, Braun has specialized in covering the space programs of the United States and other nations, for over a decade. Mr. Braun currently serves as Co-Director of the “Permission to Dream” telescope project, and Vice-President for Public Affairs of the National Space Society. In 1994, Mr. Braun was the Executive Producer for the 25th Anniversary of Apollo 11, mankind’s first landing on the moon. Vice-President Al Gore was the keynote speaker; Braun also produced the 25th and 30th Anniversary Galas of the Apollo 13 mission.
On 15 November 2001, Braun’s production company, Diamond Sky Inc., collaborated with James Cameron’s Earthship.TV to produce The Arthur C. Clarke 2001 Gala. The Clarke Gala honored Science Fiction Writer Arthur C. Clarke, and was attended by over 400 guests at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. Keynote speakers included Film Director James Cameron, Actors Patrick Stewart and Morgan Freeman, and Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, James Lovell, and Robert Crippen.
In December 2002, Diamond Sky and James Cameron’s Earthship.TV co-produced the 30th Anniversary of Apollo 17, America’s last mission to the Moon.