Pamela Deutsch

Executive Producer, Television

As an Executive Producer of documentaries and reality television shows, I pull back the curtain on the dark side of humanity. Crime, deception, greed—I’ve seen it all. It isn’t pretty. And I see it in the unfortunate chapter of our history with animals. We actually drove species to extinction.

But the amazing thing is that we took a look around and recognized that we couldn’t do that anymore. We, as a country, passed a law that said, “We can do better than this. We are better than this.”

And now we can see the most amazing wildlife right here in our own country. Through my work, I’ve had some unforgettable exposure to wildlife up close. I will never forget the grandeur of the grizzlies in Glacier National Park, or wolves running wild in the Grand Tetons. It’s at once humbling and inspiring to be in the presence of some of the most majestic creatures on the planet.

The Endangered Species Act may be an act to save wildlife, but it is also a celebration of the good in humanity. It is about our expression of hope, about our desire to make the world a more beautiful place. It is a law that expresses the best of our inner nature. And for that, I’m thankful.


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