Howard Blumenthal

Visiting Scholar, Annenberg School for Communication

Best known as the creator and producer of the PBS series, Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, Howard Blumenthal is the author of 25 books about U.S. history, popular culture, marketing, creativity, business, and music. He has been a senior executive with several large media companies and a consultant in every area of the media business. Recently, he completed 12 years as CEO of an innovative public television company. Current/recent work includes a tech start-up in Austria, a media fellowship in Uganda, and a role as Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. His new home base: a public media company located near Philadelphia and New York City.

Currently, Blumenthal is developing the Global Kids project, an initiative to use technology as a means to connect children from different countries and cultures. Its goal is to foster a connected society where children and teenagers can make friends, study, and communicate with peers around the globe.

Howard Blumenthal is a television and media producer and a visiting scholar at the Annenberg School for Communication. 

Blumenthal's Network

  • Media Institutions and Systems
  • Visual Communication