About Joseph Dorman

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Joseph Dorman's visit is being sponsored by the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program.

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Joseph Dorman
Riverside Films was founded by award-winning filmmaker Joseph Dorman whose work has appeared on PBS, CBS, Discovery Channel and CNN. In addition to his current film Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness, Mr. Dorman made the award-winning theatrical feature Arguing the World, about the controversial sixty-year political journey of the eminent political writers and thinkers, Daniel Bell, Irving Howe, Irving Kristol and Nathan Glazer.

Mr. Dorman also wrote the feature documentaries Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry and The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Journey, which was named the best documentary of 2001 by the National Board of Review. He was senior producer for the prime time PBS news magazine series on the news media, Media Matters.

His book, Arguing the World, The New York Intellectuals in Their Own Words, based on his film was named one of the distinguished Jewish books of 2000.

Mr. Dorman is a winner of television’s prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. He has also twice been nominated for Emmy Awards for outstanding cultural and public affairs programming.

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