American Experience/WGBH
Laurie was the Director of Research and Series Associate Producer when the The American Experience, television’s most watched history series, was first launched in the late 1980s.

Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 19545-1965/Blackside
In the mid 1980s, Laurie was the Senior Researcher for the first six shows of  Eyes on the Prize, the highly acclaimed series about the Civil Rights Movement, covering the years 1954-1965.  Her work earned her a nomination for the national EMMY for best research for a non-fiction film.

Frontline: Crisis in Central America
Laurie’s first television job was with PBS’s news series Frontline, where she was the Assistant Producer to Martin Smith on the film  Revolution in Nicaragua.

Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University
Since 2003, Laurie has been a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center, an innovative, interdisciplinary research facility of scholars, students and faculty who study gender issues and women’s lives.

Creativity Foundation
As Chair of the Board of the Creativity Foundation, Laurie carries on her father’s work, recognizing extraordinarily creative individuals in the arts, sciences, humanities, and public service, in association with the Smithsonian Associates.