Howard Weinberg

NEW TALENT DEVELOPMENT & JOURNALISM EDUCATION

Inside Story with Hodding Carter Senior Producer
Trained respected print-journalist and State Department spokesman to become on-air TV talent; supervised staff, post-production, for 8 programs of pilot series that ran for 8 years.

WABC-TV Eyewitness News

Scouted, Identified and Mentored

Rose Ann Scamardella
Responded to News Director’s concerns for newsroom diversity and desire to add an Italian-American correspondent.  Found and trained news anchor Scamardella whose rise to fame included Gilda Radnor's parody of her as “Rose Ann Roseannadanna” on Saturday Night Live.

Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Forums

Producer-Writer-Director
Re-launched series of live seminars that became  high-quality, cutting-edge issue PBS Television programs also distributed for classroom use: 
Lawyers & Public Officials: Overcoming Public Mistrust;
Money, Humor & Spin In Election 2000;
Journalists In A Time Of Crisis: Watchdogs Or Lapdogs?

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Adjunct Professor
Developed & co-taught documentary seminar, Spring 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; mentored students making documentaries, Summer 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & Fall 2012; organized DocFest of completed student videos & documentary screening series, Fall 2009, 2010, 2011; created Video Profiles course, taught Spring 2010; Taught “Introduction to Broadcast” to 2-Year degree
students, Fall 1997; “Producing Television Newsmagazine Stories" to School of International & Public Affairs students, Fall 1993. Used functional context approach to “immerse” students and stimulate learning.

Sarah Lawrence College

Mentor, Interviewer, Presenter
Taught Private Study Students interested in documentary video editing, research,
fundraising and distribution.

Guest Speaker, Lecturer on documentary filmmaking and and Panel Moderator for feedback screenings.

Counseled students and faculty on TedxSLC presentations.  

Participated in copyright, fundraising course on Legal and Business Issues for Artists.  

New York University Graduate Journalism Program 

Adjunct Professor
Taught “The Journalistic Tradition: Documentary History and Strategy” to Broadcast Journalism and other majors including Political Science, Anthropology, Museum Studies and Sociology. Spring 2007, Spring 2006; Spring 2005.
Substitute Professor, Film and Propaganda Class, Spring 2014

Dartmouth College Master of Liberal Arts Program

Visiting Lecturer
“Video Production for High School Teachers” Summer 2005


Industry Affiliations
The New York Film and Video Council
Past President, Current Board Member

New York Chapter of National Television Academy  

Board of Governors

Writers Guild of America, East, Inc. 
Lifetime Member 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Emmy Awards  
The Robert MacNeil Report ​

Scoundrels! Scalawags! & Saviors!  The Good Old Days At New York's City Hall
Nomination:
Listening to America: Who Owns Our Government?

Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards for Broadcast Journalism 
The MacNeil/Lehrer Report
CBS News Sunday Morning

Bill Moyers, "for maintaining a singular independent voice in broadcast journalism as exemplified this year by After the War (and other programs)"

Peabody Award
The MacNeil/Lehrer Report

George Polk Award
Bill Moyers' Journal: Campaign Report

CINE Golden Eagle Award
After the War

Education Writers of America National Reporting Awards
First Things First

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Excellence in Sports Journalism Award, Grand Prize: Broadcast Media, Northeastern University School of Journalism, Center for the Study of Sport in Society
Sports for Sale

New York Film/Video Festival Selection 
"Topless Cellist" Charlotte Moorman

Society of the Silurians Television Documentary Award
Scoundrels! Scalawags! & Saviors! - The Good Old Days At New York's City Hall

Silver Angel Award
First Things First

Writers Guild of America Best Script,

Documentary/Current Events 

Nomination
Sports for Sale 

American Bar Association Certificate of Merit 
Listening to America: So Violent a Nation

National Educational Film & Video Festival Silver Apple Award
After the War

New York Women's Club Front Page Award
After the War

Intercom Festival 

Gold Plaque, Editing

Silver Plaque, Social & Political Documentary
After the War

Gold Plaque Award
Sports for Sale

International Film & Television Festival of New York 

Bronze Medal
Sports for Sale

Three local awards for WISN-TV 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin documentary
No Home For Billy

Inducted into Hall of Fame by Alumni Association 2002
Omaha Central High School

Distinguished Alumni Award 1999 
The Dartmouth - America's Oldest College Newspaper.

Alumni Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism 1993
Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
    

PRODUCING, WRITING & PROGRAM DESIGN

The MacNeil/Lehrer Report

Founding Producer, 200+ programs
Created original program format for The Robert MacNeil Report that became The MacNeil/Lehrer Report. Created viewer-friendly storytelling approaches to provide clearer in-depth news analysis. Supervised reporters. Produced original documentaries. Won Emmy, Peabody and duPont Awards.

Bill Moyers
Listening to America

Executive Producer, 27 hours – Earned critical acclaim for elevating “dialogue of democracy” during 1992 election year.
Sports For Sale

Producer-writer-director, 3-hour PBS event that included 90-minute documentary, live discussion and call-in program.
Bill Moyers' Journal  

Producer, documentaries: What’s a Party For? (two-party system), Within Our Power (energy conservation), The Oregon Attitude (environmental awareness),  This Neighborhood is Obsolete (urban decay).

CBS News
Sunday Morning 

Producer, 100+ segments
Profiled creative artists: David Hockney, Yo Yo Ma, Charles Dutoit, Leontyne Price, Dizzy
Gillespie, Willem de Kooning et al. Produced topical Sunday Morning Cover Stories in 10 days.
Sixty Minutes

Producer for Harry Reasoner
Produced stories on airline pilots’ retirement age, campaign finance reform, environmental
activists Amory & Hunter Lovins and maternity leave laws.


Assignment America

Producer for Studs Terkel
Created show concept: documentary profiles of people connected to topics of national
importance.


INDEPENDENT & FREELANCE PRODUCTIONS


Ethics in Sports

Hosted, Narrated, Wrote and Produced this  CBS News Religion Special.
Unraveling of a Candidate

Co-produced this New York Times Television documentary for Discovery Channel “Spotlight” series. 
Sid at 90

Produced and Directed profile documentary called the “undisputed star” of the 2003 New York Jewish Film Festival (NY Daily News)
New York in Song

Co-produced this 90-minute post 9/11/01 television cabaret tribute to New York City. 
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Reported and Co-produced this two-hour PBS special that won Education Writers Association Reporting Award.
“Topless Cellist” Charlotte Moorman  Reported, Directed and Produced  documentary profile of the avant-garde artist.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT & SCRIPT CONSULTING


The Dick Cavett Show

Executive Producer
Created “big show” network-look within tight PBS budget; reduced costs through innovative
resource management; successfully marketed program for continued production and broadcast on PBS stations.

Project Literacy U.S.

Producer-Writer

Three successive national PBS documentaries 

Revamped program concept, made celebrity host-narrators integral to documentary story-telling.

First Things First: Children's literacy with .
Phylicia Rashad. 

One Plus One: Mentoring with Pat Morita

Hoop Dreams

Script Doctor
Reshaped four-hour rough-cut, gave director Steve James detailed notes on how to clarify the story line and tighten the structure of what became an award-winning theatrical documentary.

Scoundrels! Scalawags! & Saviors! The Good Old Days at New York’s City Hall

Producer-Director
Edited WABC-TV Eyewitness News correspondent Milton Lewis’ script into 10-part Emmy Award-winning series; updated, re-edited as documentary. Created ground-breaking technique, replaced “stand-ups” with on-camera action-narratives: had Lewis ride in hansom cab, open top hat at City Hall, bring flowers to Boss Tweed’s grave, etc.

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Executive Producer, Producer-Writer
Revised concept, improved proposal, reported new stories and submitted rewritten document to Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to receive $1.l million to produce two-hour PBS documentary about online college education.