Joe Geraghty has been with Close Up for 37 years, starting as a program instructor in January 1984. He spent 23 years working on Close Up’s weekly television show on C-SPAN and producing award-winning educational documentaries. His award highlights include a Gavel Award from the American Bar Association for his work on Profiles of Freedom: A Living Bill of Rights and a Grand Award for Best Documentary from the New York Festivals for producing and writing Fight For Freedom: The Inspiring Story of African American Civil War Soldiers. Joe was the editor of Close Up’s Current Issues annual textbook for four years. Since 2015, he has had the opportunity to work with an outstanding team of educators on the Close Up Foundation’s teacher program. Most recently, Joe has become the moderator and contributor to the Close Up Teacher Program’s podcast, Building Bridges and a host of Close Up Conversations.