T. R. Reid

Journalist, Author and Filmmaker

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T. R. Reid has become one of the nation's best-known reporters through his books and articles, documentary films, reporting for the Washington Post, and lighthearted commentaries on NPR's "Morning Edition."

Reid's 2009 book, "The Healing of America," became a national best-seller and launched him into a national role, describing ways to provide health coverage for every American. PBS' "Frontline" made two documentaries, "Sick Around the World" and "India: A Second Opinion," following Reid as he did the reporting for that book.

In 2011, Reid was a co-author of the book "Reimagining Japan," which looks at Japan's prospects for recovery following the triple disaster of March 2011.

Reid has made documentary films for the National Geographic Channel, PBS and the A&E Network. His latest film, "U.S. Health Care: The Good News," premiered on the national PBS network in 2012 and is still being broadcast by local PBS affiliates fairly often.

Reid is a member of the board of the Health Research & Educational Trust, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, and other community and educational institutions. He is kai-cho, or president, of the Japan America Society of Colorado.