FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk is coming to Rochester

FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk is coming to Rochester

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Michael Kirk

WXXI hosts a special luncheon to honor the late Larry and Jane Glazer, with keynote speaker FRONTLINE's Michael Kirk.

WXXI is pleased to bring Michael Kirk to Rochester for a special luncheon on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Michael will sit down with Connections host Evan Dawson to answer questions and share his experience as a filmmaker and producer of the investigative journalism series, FRONTLINE. During the luncheon WXXI will honor the late Larry and Jane Glazer, WXXI Honorary Trustees. In their memory, they will be named WXXI 2014 Associates of the Year.


A VIP reception will be held prior to the lunch at 11 a.m. The lunch begins at 12 p.m. Pricing for the VIP reception and/or lunch is as follows: Tickets for the luncheon are $60 each. Tickets for the luncheon and VIP Reception are $100 each. Reserved luncheon tables of 10 are $800 each. (Table price includes 2 VIP Reception tickets and priority placement)


More about Michael Kirk:
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Kirk has produced more than 200 national television programs. A former Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University, Kirk was the senior producer of FRONTLINE from the series’ inception in 1983 until the fall of 1987, when he created his own production company, the Kirk Documentary Group.

His most recent FRONTLINE productions include League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis (George Polk Award), a two-hour investigation revealing how, for years, the NFL worked to refute scientific evidence that the violent collisions at the heart of the game are linked to alarming incidence of early-onset dementia; Cliffhanger, a look into the nation’s fiscal crises and the inside history of how Washington has failed to solve the country’s problems of debt and deficit; The Choice 2012, the quadrennial FRONTLINE special that examines the political and personal biographies of presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney (he also produced the special in 2008, which featured Barack Obama and John McCain, and the 2000 version on George W. Bush and Al Gore); Money, Power and Wall Street (Emmy Award, George Polk Award), the four-hour series that tells the inside story of the financial crisis; Top Secret America (Writers Guild Award), a yearlong examination into the huge, unwieldy, top-secret world the government has created since 9/11.

In addition, Kirk produces programs focused on social and cultural issues in America. Death by Fire details the controversial case of one Iman at the center of the death penalty debate; Caring for Your Parents follows five families caring for their elderly parents; Navy Blues (Emmy Award) examines gender politics in the military; The Way the Music Died goes behind the scenes of the recording industry; and the groundbreaking Misunderstood Minds shares the personal stories of five families confronting the challenges of their children’s learning disabilities, filmed over the course of two years.

The winner of every major award in journalism, including two Peabody Awards, two duPont-Columbia Awards, two George Polk Awards, twelve Emmy Awards, and eight Writers Guild of America Awards. Kirk frequently lectures on topics ranging from current events to issues confronting journalism. He has appeared on a number of television programs, including Charlie Rose, the Today show, Bill O’Reilly’s The O’Reilly Factor, CNN/MSNBC/FOX news programs, and hundreds of radio broadcasts, among them Fresh Air on National Public Radio.

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