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The House on Jonathan Street is a one-hour documentary intended for national distribution to Public Television, and national and international distribution through Amazon Prime.

The documentary uses the accidental discovery of the significant history of a modest dwelling on a traditionally African-American street in Hagerstown, Maryland to trace the roots of middle America’s racial, economic and social interactions. Through the lens of this house, the rise and fall of the African-American community in small rust belt towns and cities across America is told. And how its discovery, renovation and renewal may portend a change in the fortunes of the street and the larger community.

Principal photography has begun, and a dozen of the key research interviews for the documentary have been completed.

The Production Team


3 Roads Communications, Inc. is an Emmy Award-winning firm specializing in television programming and video production. Our team has created hundreds of hours of television programming for HBO, Fox, Comedy Central, PBS, Discovery, CNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC.

3 Roads has a long, successful track record with numerous programs aired on PBS stations across the country.  In addition, 3 Roads documentaries have been featured on Oprah, Hardball, CBS

Early Show, the NY Times, the LA Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and dozens of other media outlets. Their documentary, Rescue in the Philippines, qualified for an Academy Award, and our Public TV Pledge Special, A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration, was nominated for a 2021 Emmy Award.


3 Roads specializes in both the production and the distribution of our content, which makes us unique among production companies. We handle all aspects of production and distribution, including scripting, video recording (HD), video editing, musical scoring, narration, sound sweetening, station relations and public relations, including social media.


3 Roads is skilled and experienced at creating, marketing and distributing television series and documentaries on public and commercial television. Proprietary television series include The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman, Rescue in the Philippines, Legends of Airpower for Public Television and Discovery Networks, Frontiers of Medicine, Intellectual Property, Celebrate Freedom, Unspoiled Planet, 25 Tips to Afford College, and For the Love of Their Brother for Public Television and international distribution. We tell award-winning stories, change viewer perceptions, and successfully communicate in today’s complex media environment.


Cynthia Scott (left), Russ Hodge (middle), and Patrick Hodge (right)

Russ Hodge, Executive Producer and President, is best-known for launching and producing some of televisions' most innovative and successful news talk shows including, Fox News Sunday and Off the Record for Fox, Politically Incorrect for Comedy Central, and The McLaughlin Group for CNBC.  Russ also served as Director of Television at the Voice of America, an international news organization supporting US diplomacy.

Cynthia Scott, Executive Producer and CEO, develops video products ranging from television series, documentaries, commercials, live-event productions, and presentation pieces to target specific government or corporate audiences.  A retired US Air Force Lt. Colonel, she was mobilized immediately after 9/11, serving as the Pentagon’s Spanish language spokesperson, communicating all Defense issues in Spanish. Coordinating with the White House Office of Communications, she regularly appeared on news programs for Telemundo, RCN Colombia, Televisa, TV Azteca, and Univision.

Patrick J. Hodge, award-winning Producer and Cinematographer, has a decade of experience in cinematography, sound engineering, sound design, producing, editing, marketing, and documentary production. Patrick has filmed in countries such as Israel, Palestine, Panama, and Ecuador. Patrick has worked on an eclectic assortment of projects, ranging from nationally broadcast television shows, internationally broadcast documentaries, public service announcements (PSAs), live to tape events, nature specials, commercials, corporate marketing videos, and more.

Previous Coverage


Holocaust Heroism in the Philippines

The New York Times  ·  Mar. 2013


Review: Holocaust chapter written in Rescue in the Philippines

Los Angeles Times  ·  Mar. 2013


Poker pals in Philippines took gamble, saved 1,200 Jews

The Jewish News of Northern California  ·  Apr. 2013


Rescue in the Philippines (2013)

Covering Media  ·  Mar. 2013

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