Founding Producer of The Robert MacNeil Report; Executive Producer of Listening to America with Bill Moyers; and Producer for CBS News Sunday Morning and Sixty Minutes, Weinberg's credits include independent documentaries “Topless Cellist” Charlotte Moorman,net. LEARNING, Sid at 90, and Nam June Paik & TV LAB: License to Create, his current feature documentary that chronicles television's first digital revolution.
Honored with Emmy, DuPont, Peabody and other awards, Weinberg received Columbia Journalism School’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement after he was Executive Producer of Listening To America with Bill Moyers, a 27-part election year series that The New York Times proclaimed a “high watermark of televised politics” that “elevated the dialogue of democracy”.
As script-doctor, Weinberg consults with other filmmakers to clarify storylines and develop characters and advises on promotion and distribution.
Weinberg teaches documentary history and production at Columbia, Dartmouth and NYU. He has also developed and taught courses in video profiles and TV newsmagazine production. His students have won numerous documentary awards.
Weinberg designs new TV program formats. He produced profiles linked to social issues when he created Assignment America with Studs Terkel. He expanded The Dick Cavett Show as its Executive Producer.
He discovers new talent. He mentored Rose Ann Scamardella as a correspondent for WABC-TV Eyewitness News, and he coached Hodding Carter to be anchor of Inside Story, one of the first broadcast media critique programs.
Weinberg moderates post-screening panel discussions with documentary filmmakers at university and public venues.
Mad Hot Ballroom producer-director Marilyn Agrelo, editor Sabine Krayenbuhl, and producer-writer Amy Sewell at Columbia J-School.
Weinberg presented Los Angeles documentary filmmaker Jennifer Arnold's a small act at Columbia Journalism School.
Weinberg teaches master classesto students of all ages. Invited by the Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia in October 2015 to show his almost-finished film NAM JUNE PAIK & TV LAB: LICENSE TO CREATE at International House, he discussed his work including his 1989 PBS Project Literacy U.S. documentary on mentoring -- that's host Pat Morita of "Karate Kid" fame on the computer -- in a master class entitled, "Why I Hate B-Roll?"
Weinberg interviews UCLA Film Professor Marina Goldovskaya after screening her documentary A BITTER TASTE OF FREEDOM at Columbia Journalism School.