Roger Weisberg Biography

Roger Weisberg joined public television station Thirteen/WNET New York in 1976.  He produced dozens of programs on a broad range of social, political, and health policy issues.  Since founding Public Policy Productions in 1982, Weisberg has produced and directed 30 PBS documentaries on subjects ranging from health care, aging, and the environment to defense policy, child welfare, and persistent poverty. Weisberg’s documentaries have won over 100 top honors including Peabody, Emmy, and duPont-Columbia awards.  Some of his films were vérité style documentaries with no narration, while others were narrated by prominent actors including Meryl Streep, Helen Hayes, and James Earl Jones, as well as distinguished journalists including Marvin Kalb, Jane Pauley, and Walter Cronkite.  Weisberg received an Academy Award nomination in 2001 for SOUND AND FURY and in 2003 for WHY CAN’T WE BE A FAMILY AGAIN?