Richard Kilberg Biography

Richard Kilberg is President and Executive Producer of the Fred Friendly Seminars, Inc. He was the executive producer for the Fred Friendly/PBS series Ethics in America II, In the Balance: Terrorism, Our Genes/Our Choices, Liberty & Limits: The Federalist Idea 200 Years Later and Profits and Promises, as well as the specials “Disconnected: Politics, the Press and the Public,” “ Epidemic!” “Beyond Black and White: Affirmative Action in America,” “Before I Die: Medical Care and Personal Choices,” “Your Money and Your Life: America’s Managed Care Revolution” and “Who Cares: Chronic Illness in America.” He has produced a variety of other distinguished television programming.

Documentary films which he has produced, directed, or executive produced, including Adam Clayton Powell, Huey Long, The Negro Ensemble Company, and The Brooklyn Bridge, have received two Academy Award® nominations, a DuPont-Columbia Award for Broadcast Journalism, an Ohio State Journalism Award, a Christopher Medal, “Best of Festivals” awards, and other honors.  His musical and comedy work has included several Garrison Keillor specials and musical salutes to Harry Chapin and Glenn Miller. He also has been a programming and production executive at PBS, HBO, and in independent television production, and has served as a management consultant for major media corporations.

Richard Kilberg – Director/Producer