David Grubin

David Grubin

Fellow: Awarded 1983
Field of Study: Film

Competition: US & Canada

David Grubin has won every major award in the field of documentary television, including two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards, three George foster Peabody awards, and ten Emmys.

A director, writer, and cinematographer, he has produced scores of films which range across a wide variety of disciplines: science–The Secret Life of the Brain; poetry–The Language of Life; psychology–Young Dr. Freud; art–Degenerate Art; history–The Jewish Americans; biography–Napoleon; publis affairs–Kofi Annan: Center of the Storm.  He is widely known for his acclaimed series of presidential biographies for American Experience on PBS: LBJ, FDR, Trumna, TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided.

A member of the executive committee of the Society of American Historians, Mr. Grubin has been a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College, and is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Hamilton College.  He is a Member of the Directors Guild and the Writers Guild, and is a former chairman of the board of directors of The Film Forum.  He is married to artist Joan Grubin and lives in New York City.

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