Glendale, Arizona , United States
May 08, 2016 10:56pm
|Info||Bill McCune was brought to Arizona from Ohio in 1951 as part of the 'second wave of westward pioneers' - the post-war boom. He attended public schools, graduated from Phoenix College and earned a Political Science degree from Arizona State University. |
At the age of 25, he was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives, and later to the State Senate.
Writing and producing television programs was a second career, undertaken at the age of 35. Since then McCune has created and produced more than 80 documentaries and television specials.
Bill McCune has traveled the world shooting projects in Moscow and St. Petersburg Russia; Sarajevo, Bosnia; the old “East Berlin;” Belfast, Northern Ireland; Prague, Czech Republic; Warsaw and Krakow, Poland; the Irish Republic, England, Switzerland… His focus has often been the struggle and difficulties of people and nations to live in peace and freedom.
In the States, Bill’s documentaries have explored the spectrum of political and social issues, with great emphasis on the challenges of young people to make good life-decisions or suffer the consequences. But, of course, Bill McCune’s greatest loves are the films delving into the history, heritage and people of the American Southwest.