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Reuven Frank

Reuven Frank, Canadian former broadcast executive. Trustee Edwin E. Aldrin Fund State of New Jersey, 1970-1973. Member Writers Guild American (organizing committee 1954-1956), American Newspaper Guild (Newark News organizing committee 1948-1950).

Background

  • Frank, Reuven was born on December 7, 1920 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Came to United States, 1940, naturalized, 1943. Son of Moses Zebi Reichenstein and Anna (Rivenovich) Frank.

  • Education

    • Student, University College, University Toronto, 1940. Bachelor of Science in Social Scis, College City New York, 1942. Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia, 1947.

    Career

    • Reporter Newark Evening News, 1947-1949, night city editor, 1949-1950. Member staff NBC News, 1950-1967, executive vice president, 1967-1968, president, 1968-1972, 1982-1984, executive producer, 1972-1982, editorial advisory, 1984-1985, executive producer, from 1985. News editor Camel News Caravan, 1951-1954.

      Producer political convention, 1956. Political conventions and elections, 1960. Elections, 1962; producer Huntley-Brinkley Report, 1956-1962, executive producer, 1963-1965.

      Executive producer political conventions and elections, 1964.

    Works

    • Writer-producer: Berlin-Window on Fear, 1953, The Road to Spandau, 1954, Outlook. Series, 1956-1959, Time Present, 1959-1960, Chet Huntley Reporting, 1960-1963, Israel The Next Ten Years, 1958, The S-Bahn Stops at Freedom, 1958, The American Stranger, 1958, The Requiem for Mary Jo, 1959, The Big Ear, 1959, Our Man in the Mediterranean, 1959, Where is Abel, Your Brother?, 1960, Our Man in Hong Kong, 1961, The Land, 1961, The Many Faces of Spain, 1962, Our Man in Vienna, 1962, Clear and Present Danger, 1962, The Tunnel, 1962, A Country Called Europe, 1963, The Problem with Water is People, 1963. Executive producer: series Weekend, 1974-1979.

      Executive producer, co-writer: If Japan Can.

      Why Can't We?, 1980, America Works When America Works, 1981, The Biggest Lump of Money in the World, 1985, The Japan They Don't Talk About, 1985, Nuclear Power, in France it Works, 1987.

    Membership

    Trustee Edwin E. Aldrin Fund State of New Jersey, 1970-1973. Member Writers Guild American (organizing committee 1954-1956), American Newspaper Guild (Newark News organizing committee 1948-1950).

    Connections

    • Married Bernice Kaplow, June 9, 1946. Children: Peter Solomon, James Aaron.
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    Born December 7, 1920
    Died February 5, 2006
    (aged 85)
    • 1940
      University College
    • 1942
      College City New York
    • 1947
      Columbia
    • 1947 - 1949
      Reporter Newark Evening News
    • 1949 - 1950
      Reporter Newark Evening News
    • 1951 - 1954
      news editor Camel News Caravan
    • 1956
      producer political convention
    • 1960
      political conventions and elections
    • 1962
      elections
    • 1964
      executive, producer political conventions and elections
    • 1984 - 1985
      member, staff National Broadcasting Company News
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