A conversation with Michael Winship

A conversation with Michael Winship

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Michael Winship spoke with WXXI's Peter Iglinski about his work and the news industry.

On Saturday, April 17, 2010 more than 100 people attended A Conversation with Michael Winship at WXXI's Studios. Mr. Winship spoke with WXXI's Senior Correspondent Peter Iglinski about his work as a writer and about the news industry.

Mr. Winship is president of the Writers Guild of America, East, senior writer of the weekly public affairs program Bill Moyers Journal and a columnist for Messenger Post Newspapers.

A television writer and producer, Mr. Winship's career has included music and arts specials (“Benny Goodman: Let's Dance,” "Jukebox Saturday Night I & II" and "Mancini and Friends,"  among others), kids' TV (including “3-2-1 Contact” and “Square One TV” for the Children's Television Workshop), made-for-TV movies (“My Sergei,” CBS), and documentaries and public affairs (“NOW with Bill Moyers,” “NOVA,” “American Experience." "Nature,” "Television" and "Smithsonian World," among others).

Mr. Winship also writes a syndicated weekly column which also appears on websites and blogs nationwide.

He is author of the book, "Television," a history of the medium published by Random House in 1988. His television career began in Washington, DC, at the National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT).

Messenger Post Newspaper cover Mr. Winship's visit to WXXI and you can read the story by clicking here.