When my path crossed with that of Bud Greenspan (1926 - 2010): In 1988 I had been writing professionally a few years when the opportunity arose to start producing documentaries for radio. I wrote letters to several of the big documentary producers, who were my heroes, asking for advice. I received answers from several of them -- including Bud Greenspan. I was pretty impressed that he took time out to reply. That was nice.