America's Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition

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Photo of Carla De Luca WorfolkCarla De Luca Worfolk
Director, EP/Producer, and Writer

Carla De Luca Worfolk, an Emmy award-winning television and documentary producer, has enjoyed an extensive career across media, gravitating towards highly creative assignments with an emphasis on education, public service and policy. Throughout her career, the San Francisco Bay Area native has worked as an independent producer, magazine editor, writer, public relations executive, and paralegal. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Santa Clara University, and a Master of Journalism degree from the University of California at Berkeley. During her time as a CNN producer in Atlanta, Worfolk supervised content for the highly-rated CNN Saturday/Sunday Morning program, a live, two-hour magazine show, and was also on the Emmy-winning team that covered the Olympic Park Bombing in 1996. America’s Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition is her first independent film.

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Kari Birdseye
Producer and Writer

Kari Birdseye is an Emmy award-winning television and documentary producer with more than 20 years of experience. Committed to telling compelling, informative stories, Birdseye continues to use her expertise as a writer and producer for a public television series, developing original news and feature pieces on a range of subjects. She is also a successful communications adviser regarding environmental and sustainability issues and public policy. At CNN in Atlanta for more than a decade, Birdseye was the Executive Producer managing and supervising staff and editorial content for the highly-rated CNN Saturday/Sunday Morning program, a live, two-hour magazine show, and she was on the Emmy-winning team that covered the Olympic Park Bombing in 1996. Birdseye has a Master’s of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM) from the University of San Francisco and a BA degree in Journalism from San Francisco State University.

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Larry Woods
Writer, Interviewer and Narrator

Larry Woods, a CNN National Correspondent for twenty years, is the recipient of some of the most prestigious awards in journalism, including an Emmy for covering the Olympic Park Bombing in 1996, A.C.E. awards for excellence in reporting, and the distinguished Edward R. Murrow National Television Award for his body of work, given in 1989.  His multi-faceted career spans over 45 years in both television and print (Time Magazine, Atlanta Magazine, The New York Times), with occasional forays into public relations and speech writing; as communications director for mayoral political campaigns; and as a lecturer and teacher of journalism at the University of Florida and the University of Georgia. Woods also hosted, produced and wrote a highly acclaimed weekly show for eight years during his tenure at CNN entitled, “Across America.” In 1995, he was chosen as an Alumnus of Distinction by the University of Florida.

Photo of Victor GeraciVictor Geraci
Lead Investigator and Historical Consultant

Vic Geraci is the Food and Wine Historian at the Regional Oral History Office (ROHO) at the Bancroft Library. Upon completing his doctorate in American history from UC Santa Barbara in 1997, he served as an Associate Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University (1998-2003). Geraci’s academic specialty in the California Wine Industry utilizes oral and public history methodologies honed through projects involving Sicilian immigration, alcoholic centers, local history, environmental organizations, vintner associations, and over forty years of secondary and university teaching and curriculum development in California. His viticulture and viniculture publications include the co-authored Aged In Oak, journal articles and reviews in the Southern California Quarterly, Journal of Agricultural History, The Public Historian, and Journal of San Diego History, and his book Salud: The Story of the Santa Barbara Wine Industry from the University of Nevada Press. Geraci also serves as the Associate Director of ROHO.


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