Timeline


1968
"Betsy Green, The Cannery Queen" produced at The Potlatch Playhouse on Bainbridge Island during the summer season
1968
"Sunday" first broadcast on KRAB-FM radio, Seattle, on November 16th
1970-72
Station manager, KRAB-FM radio, Seattle
1971
"Sunday" last broadcast on KRAB-FM radio, Seattle, in the fall
1972-73
"Brief New World," commentaries from London funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and broadcast on KBOO-FM radio, Portland
1974
Weekday talk-show host and commentator, beginning in March, on KTW radio, Seattle. Also wrote and produced "The Palmer Report and "The Hit & Run Players"
1975
KTW radio, Seattle, stopped broadcasting on January 21st
George Foster Peabody award for "The Hit & Run Players" announced March 23, 1975
1975-76
"Government Inspected," documentary series (writer/producer/ occasional host), funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and broadcast on KRAB-FM radio, Seattle
Ohio State Award for Excellence to "Inside Walla Walla"
1975-78
Jensen/Newton/Palmer advertising agency (co-founder; creative director)
1977-83
Arts & Entertainment Editor, KING5 Television News, Seattle
1979
"The Year (So Far) in Review" (writer/director), broadcast locally on KING5 television, Seattle
Regional Emmy award
1981
"The Royal Wedding" (writer/reporter), five-part series broadcast locally on Seattle Today, KING5 television, Seattle: events from London surrounding the marriage of Charles and Diana

"London Revisited" (writer/producer/host), broadcast locally on KING5 television, Seattle: a half-hour about the city itself, based partially on Greg's memories of living in London during the early 1970s.
1982
"Bellingham Ski to Sea" (writer/host), broadcast locally on KING5 television, Seattle: nine photographers covered a one-day relay race from the top of Mt. Baker in the Washington Cascades down to Bellingham Bay. The teams included a cross-country skier, downhill skier, runner, bicyclist, canoeist, and sailor.
Iris Award winner for Sports Reporting
1983-90
Signature Reporter, "Top Story," KING5 Television News, Seattle. Eight pieces rebroadcast on NBC "Overnight".
1984
"D-Day: The Last Wave" (writer/producer/director), broadcast locally on KING5 television, Seattle: a documentary on the fortieth anniversary of D-Day, following Northwest vets back to the beaches of Normandy.
Regional Emmy Award
1985
"Puss In Boots" with music by Cliff Lenz, produced at Seattle Children's Theatre and filmed for broadcast on KING5 television
Action for Children's Television Achievement Award
Ohio State Award for Children's Television
Parents' Choice Magazine Silver Medal Winner


"Dancer Falls" (writer/reporter), broadcast locally on KING5 television, Seattle
Regional Emmy Award for Spot News


"State Ad Campaign" (writer/commentator), broadcast locally on KING5 television, Seattle
Regional Emmy Award for Editorial/Commentary


"Small Town Saturday Night" (writer/co-producer/director/host), broadcast locally on KING5 television, Seattle: Elma, Washington, on the Saturday night before Halloween, with images from six photographers shooting anything that moved from 6 pm to 2 am when they rolled up the sidewalks.
1986
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" with music by Chad Henry, produced at Seattle Children's Theatre and filmed for broadcast on KING5 television
Action for Children's Television Achievement Award
1987
"The Hunchback of Notre Dame," produced at Seattle Children's Theatre
1989
"The Big Bad Wolf and How He Got That Way" with music by John Engerman, produced at Empty Space Theatre, Seattle
1990
"The Falcon" co-produced by Palmer/Fenster and Kartuli Telefilmi; filmed for television in then-Soviet Georgia, with a half-American/ half-Georgian cast; broadcast nationally in the Soviet Union, on May Day 1990, and on KING5 television, Seattle. Stage version produced with a half-American/half-Georgian cast, at ACT Theatre, Seattle, as its contribution to the Goodwill Games.
Action for Children's Television Achievement Award
Parents' Choice Magazine Silver Medal Winner


Feature Reporter, KIRO Television News, Seattle
1990-95
Arts Critic, Seattle Weekly (television) and Eastsideweek (film)
1991
"My Life So Far: The Adventures of a Young Orangutan," book and video for children's Magnetic Resonance Imaging unit at Children's Orthopedic Hospital (now Seattle Children's)
1993
"Death: The Trip of a Lifetime" (writer/producer/host), broadcast nationally on PBS; companion book published by HarperSanFrancisco
NEA Achievement Award for "the enhancement of learning through broadcasting"
California Funeral Directors Association, "Media Man of the Year"
1996
"Betsy Green, The Cannery Queen" revised as "Betsy Green, The Mushroom Queen" and produced at Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theatre

"Rediscovering America: The Alaska Highway" (writer), broadcast nationally on The Discovery Channel

"Last Night at the Doghouse" (co-host), broadcast regionally on KCTS9 television, Seattle
1996-97
Commentaries on "Fridays," broadcast regionally on KCTS9 television, Seattle
1997
"Rediscovering America: The Klondike Gold Rush" (writer), broadcast nationally on The Discovery Channel

"KCTS: The Black and White Years" (host), broadcast regionally on KCTS9 television,, Seattle: a documentary about the early days of Seattle's public television station. Featured was Greg's grandfather, Linden Mander, who did an early program called "University Conversations."

"Vaudeville: An American Masters Special" (writer/director/executive producer), broadcast nationally on PBS
"Best of the Tube: Variety Special", People magazine


"The Art of Magic" (writer/narrator), broadcast nationally on PBS

"He Canters When He Can," included in Uncommon Fathers, edited by Donald J. Meyer, a book of essays by the fathers of developmentally disabled children. Essay reprinted in Exceptional Child magazine and The Seattle Times
2000-02
"KCTS Connects," commentaries broadcast regionally on KCTS9 television, Seattle
2002-3
"The Perilous Fight: America's World War II in Color, Episode 3: Wrath" (writer/producer), an American/English co-production, broadcast on Channel 4 London in summer 2002 and nationally on PBS in March 2003
2003
"Figures of Authority," one-man play written and performed at Seattle Fringe Festival
2004
"Video Game Revolution" (writer/producer/host), broadcast nationally on PBS

"The GI's Rabbi: World War II Letters of David Max Eichhorn", co-edited with Mark Zaid and published by University Press of Kansas

"KCTS: Fifty Great Moments from Fifty Great Years" (writer/producer), broadcast regionally on KCTS9 television, Seattle, on December 7th, the station's fiftieth birthday: a clip show of some of the productions from KCTS during its fifty years on the air, including such programs as Vanishing Dawn Chorus, Unquiet Death of Eli Creekmore, The Flying Karamazov Brothers Present New Vaudeville, Over Washington, Chihuly Over Venice, and, by Greg, Vaudeville, Death, Art of Magic and Perilous Fight.
2005
"Inside Passage" (writer/producer), broadcast nationally on PBS

"Adventures in the Mainstream: Coming of Age with Down Syndrome", published by Woodbine Press
2006
"CityPlay," written in collaboration with Duwamish Tribal member James Rasmussen, and produced at Museum of History & Industry, Seattle
2008
"Cheese Deluxe: A Memoir" published by Bennett & Hastings Publishing
2009
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Northwest Chapter, Silver Circle Award, for a significant career of at least 25 years in television