About the Filmmaker

Bruce Spiegel has been a film and video editor for over 20 years in New York. Over the last 17 years he has been an editor/producer at CBS’s “48 Hours”. The show is currently one of the longest running shows on television and can be seen on Saturday nights at 10. In 2002, Spiegel was one of 4 producer/editors who won a prime time Emmy for best documentary for ‘9-11’, the only documentary that takes viewers into the world trade center with firefighters on Sept. 11. ‘9-11’ was also honored with a Peabody Award.

In the late 80’s Spiegel wrote and edited “Machito: a Latin jazz legacy”. This film, chronicling the life of Latin band leader Machito, has been featured on PBS numerous times, and won first prize at the London Film Festival in 1989. In 2006 Spiegel won the Sigma Delta Phi for outstanding journalism for his editing on “Out of the Shadows”, a 48 Hours special dealing with the sex slave industry in Eastern Europe. Spiegel won a Gracie Award in 2009 for a polygamy investigation and was nominated for an Emmy for his work on “Storm of Murder” a 48 hours report on New Orleans post Katrina. Currently Spiegel has worked as editor/producer on a Nelson Mandela special for CBS and  is now producing an independent documentary on jazz pianist, Bill Evans.

Bruce Spiegel met John Malangone 9 years ago in the gym at the Hackensack YMCA in New Jersey. They have been friends ever since.