David Grubin is a producer, director, writer an cinematographer.
As producer, he has won every major award in his field including the George Foster Peabody award, two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Prizes, and seven Emmys.
As writer, he has been nominated three times for the Writer's Guild documentary Award, and won twice.
As director, he has received three Emmy Nominations.
As cinematographer, on Emmy and five Emmy nominations.
Mr. Grubin has produced over 60 films on subjects ranging from art to history, from poetry to science -- films like NC Wyeth: A Father and His Family -- Degenerate Art -- A Portrait of Maya Angelou -- The Language of Life -- The World of David Rockefeller -- The Mind Body Connection.
He has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club, the International Documentary Association Distinguished Achievement Award, the John O'Connor Film Award from the American Historical Association, the National Education Association Award for the Advancement of Learning Through Broadcasting, the Gold Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival, the Golden Gate award at the San Francisco Film Festival, four Chris Awards at the Columbus International Film festival, highest honors two times at the Ohio State Film Festival, on Gold, one silver and two Bronze Apples from the National Education Film and Video Festival, eighteen awards from the American Film Festival including the Blue and Red Ribbons, numerous Cine Golden Eagles, and prizes at the New York Festivals and the US Industrial Film Festival.
Mr. Grubin has produced several programs for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE including a four hour documentary LBJ, a biography of Lyndon Johnson, which was chosen as one of the best documentaries of 1992 by the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Newsday, and People Magazine.
Mr. Grubin also produced for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, FDR, a 4 1/2 hour film biography of Franklin Roosevelt. This highly acclaimed production also won many prizes, including awards from the International Documentary Association, the American Historical Association, the National Education Association.
His five part series for PBS, -- Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers -- has won many awards, including an Emmy, the American Television Award, and an award from the American Psychological Association. The companion book, for which he was Executive Editor, rose to number one on the New York Times Best Sellers List, remaining on the list for 32 weeks.
Mr. Grubin is a member of the Directors Guild, the Writers Guild, and Cinematographers Local IA 644. He is 51 years old, and lives in New York City with his wife and three children.
My American Experience
Who is your favorite 20th-century American president? Was it FDR? Reagan? Clinton? Or one of the other 14 men who helped usher the United Sates through the 1900s? Who do you think was the most influential?