Cable film on JFK draws flak

Cable film on JFK draws flak

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Producers of a planned miniseries about former U.S. President John F. Kennedy deny a critic's charge the project is "political character assassination."
Political novices producing attack videos

Political novices producing attack videos

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Some of the most effective Internet political attacks in the current U.S. campaign have come from political amateurs, The New York Times said Sunday,

Choreographer Michael Kidd dies

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Michael Kidd, the award-winning choreographer for Broadway and Hollywood musicals, has died at his home in Los Angeles.

Edwards pulls out of Fox debate

CARSON CITY, Nev., March 8 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards announced he will not participate in the Nevada Democratic Party's August debate sponsored by Fox News.

Political attack ads growing on Internet

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- While U.S. presidential elections are 22 months away, scathing attack ads on potential candidates are already appearing on the Internet.

Wal-Mart documentary en route to theaters

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The production company run by Robert Greenwald says it has decided to distribute his Wal-Mart expose' to select theaters on its own.

Bill would expand HIV Medicaid benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A bill to allow states to provide Medicaid coverage to HIV patients who are not disabled has been introduced in the U.S. Senate.

Liberal groups take on Sinclair

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A coalition of liberal political groups launched a campaign Tuesday accusing the Sinclair Broadcast Group of misusing public airwaves for politics.

'Iraq' filmmaker to go for Oscar gold

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Robert Greenwald has canceled a pay-per-view showing of his anti-Iraq War documentary to keep it eligible for an Oscar, Daily Variety said Monday.

Lahti booked for original 'Ruth' on CBS

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- CBS has given the green light to an original movie based on Jane Hamilton's best-selling novel "The Book of Ruth."
Robert Greenwald
Film maker Robert Greenwald discusses his new film called "WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price," during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on November 15, 2005. The film examines Wal-Mart practices and policies and their impact on its workers, the competition and the world economy. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Robert Greenwald (born August 28, 1945) is an American film director, film producer, and political activist, noted in the 2000s for his documentaries critical of Fox News and of the George W. Bush administration, as well as numerous award-winning television movies from the 1980s and 1990s.

Greenwald was born and raised in New York City, the son of Ruth and Harold Greenwald. He attended the city's High School of Performing Arts. He was active in New York theater, directing the plays Me and Bessie (1975) and I Have a Dream (1976), a play based on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., with Billy Dee Williams playing King.

Greenwald then moved to Los Angeles, where he launched a successful career as a director for television.

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