Stan Lathan: Renowned Television Producer, Director

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Director and television producer Stan Lathan was born on July 8, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest of three children and attended public school in Philadelphia.

Lathan went on to attend Pennsylvania State University where he earned his B.A. degree in 1967. He began his directing career with the PBS series, Say Brother, he then began directing episodes of Sesame Street alongside film director William Greaves.  He later directed hit shows such as “The Redd Foxx Show,” “Hill Street Blues,” “Martin,” and “Miami Vice.”

Lathan went on to become the executive producer and director of the HBO series, “Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry,” and served as the co-creator of “Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam.” Lathan and Simmons developed the “Russell Simmons Presents” brand and received a Peabody Award for “Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry.” The same year, they produced—and Lathan directed—”Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam on Broadway.” The show won a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event and has since toured both domestically and internationally.

In 2008, Lathan was the creator and executive producer of “Brave New Voices,” a seven-part docu-reality series for HBO. As a follow-up, in 2009, Lathan staged and directed “An Evening of Poetry, Music and Spoken Word,” hosted by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama in the White House.

Lathan was honored with four NAACP Image Awards and The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters Award for his achievements. Lathan served on the Board of Directors of the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation and on the Board of Visitors for the School of Communications at Pennsylvania State University. He is also the father to actress Sanaa Lathan.




  • MCINTOSH, MARVA August 19, 2017 - 8:36 pm

    Please refer to him in present tense, he is still alive.

  • Noel Christ September 23, 2018 - 6:47 pm



    Fact check the KCMO May 2005,Erica Green murder investigation,-a number of things are wrong with the state’s case perpetrated by smiling faces at the kc star newspaper fox 4 wdaf and the missing & exploited -the official account by broadcasters may be false-specifically the CGCS or “Computor Generated Composite Sketch”of the little girl initially identified in the media on April 28,2001,described as having bright eyes “cornrolls” styled braided hair -a chipped tooth and a slight smile re-named “Precious Doe”- and also the Frank Bender lookalike bust

    Review the case with these facts in mind:
    Why would the United States Government and the good people at the (DOJ/DOD) in 2003,commission a second bust to in effect replace the first -that just so happens to share a mirror likeness of the so-called composite sketch”released by the police”?

    Although It was widely reported the victim had been murdered and decapitated-some 24-48 hours before her corpse was found – and that her skull(EG) was missing -the focus of a three day search from 4/28/2001-5/1/2001-by authorities and civilians-that didn’t stop Fox (the bad people)from circulating within a few hours of authorities finding the child’s gruesome remains on April 28,2001,what Fox News wdaf described as a “Computor Generated Composite Sketch” of the headless murder victim -go-figure!???????????!

    Another point and this should illuminate what clearly appears to be an act of 911 “Technology Fraud” – The computor technology capable of creating or rendering images of the human face from scratch with the detailed “life like”realism depicted in the so-called “composite sketch” (I regret to inform you) did not exist at that time-only in recent years has it become possible though requires both special graphics software and hardware to accomplish
    Do not take my word for it- check it out for yourselves – please do your own comparisons -and report your findings to the appropriate Law enforcement agencies

    Though it should be obvious-It would stand to reason If there is something wrong with the bust-there’s probably something wrong with the so-called “composite sketch” the Missing and Exploited claim in a May 2001,KC Star newspaper article was–“not a picture of a real person”-but an image created by computor

    THIS IS A NATIONAL BROADCAST FRAUD ALERT WARNING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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