Pamela A. Aguilar is Director of Programming and Development for PBS. In this role she identifies, develops and oversees series and specials in the history, science, natural history, and cultural space for the PBS General Audience Primetime schedule. She also helps identify content and talent at member PBS stations to present on a national level.
Prior to joining PBS, Ms. Aguilar worked as an independent writer, producer, director for national primetime television and the web, with a focus on race relations, education, social justice, pop-culture and health. Most recently for PBS she produced and directed an episode of America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa; for Independent Lens she produced the girls hour of the two-hour series The Graduates/Los Graduados; the Emmy-nominated documentary, The Longoria Affair, and two-hours of the four-part series Latin Music USA. Other public media credits include Beyond Brown, Matters of Race, and FRONTLINE. Theatrical documentary credits include Bigger, Stronger, Faster; Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, and Shut Up and Sing, as well as the co-production of an investigative documentary on No Child Left Behind Legislation for the Emmy Award-winning series CNN Presents. Ms. Aguilar began her television career in TV commercial production where she worked on top brand named client advertising and marketing campaigns for such clients as L’Oreal, Budweiser, Coke, Jeep, and K-Mart.