MainstreetA Television Production Company
MainStreet was founded thirty years ago by the eminent journalist Hodding Carter III and Ronald Goldfarb, Washington, D.C. attorney, author and literary agent. When Carter left to run the Knight Foundation, Goldfarb assumed sole ownership. The Internal Revenue Service has granted MainStreet 501C3 status.
Most of MainStreet's work has been with public television, although it has done contract work for public interest organizations. Capitol Journal, a weekly interview show, focused on Congress, and was hosted by Carter. We also produced a segment of Congress for the McNeil/Lehrer News Hour. Devil's Advocate was a weekly roundtable on legal issues, hosted by Goldfarb. Our one-hour documentary about Senator Sam Ervin, The Last of the Founding Fathers, won that year's prestigious Ohio State Journalism award for documentaries. Another one- hour special on Senator Claude Pepper followed.
In 2002, Desperate Hours won the District of Columbia's Independent Film Festival award as the year's best documentary, both the juried award and the audience award.
MainStreet works on appropriate collaborations with Matador Productions, a for-profit movie, television, web production company, presided over by Nicholas Goldfarb in New York City.