He is executive producer and creator of the Emmy Award-winning Middletown series, which explores six different facets of American life- first released in 1982 and shot in Muncie, Indiana. Now out on dvd for the first time through Icarus Films.
Davis began writing nonfiction articles and books in the late 1970s. He is the author of Hometown (1982), a study of life in a Midwestern community; Where is Nicaragua? (1987), which examines the impact of American policy in Central America during the Reagan Administration; and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated If You Came This Way (1995), a chronicle of the American underclass. With his son Nick Davis, he made JACK, a film biography of President Kennedy, in 1993. Davisís many awards include an Emmy, a Peabody, a George Polk, and the Prix Sadoul in France. He is an Associate Fellow of Calhoun College at Yale.
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