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Len Giovannitti, American Writer. Recipient Lasker Medical Journalism award, 1969, Ohio State University award, 1969, Peabody award, 1975. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Authors Guild, Writers Guild American East. M C.

Background

Giovannitti, Len was born on April 16, 1920 in New York City. Son of Arturo and Carrie (Zaikaner) Giovannitti.

Education

Bachelor of Science, St. John's University, 1942.

Career

Labor journalist, 1946-1958. Assistant professor Institute Film and television, School Arts, New York University, 1978.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Free-lance writer, 1959-1961, tv documentary writer, 1961-1962. Writer, director, producer: NBC News, 1962-1970. Producer, writer, director: The Decision of Japan to Surrender, 1965.

      Producer, writer: NBC television documentaries Lyndon Johnson's Texas, 1966, The American Alcoholic, 1968. Associate producer NBC television documentaries, NBC, White Paper programs The Death of Stalin, 1963, The Rise of Khrushchev, 1963. Associate producer: NBC television documentaries Cuba: The Bay of Pigs, 1964, Cuba: The Missile Crisis, 1964.

      Associate producer: NBC television documentaries The Decision to Drop the Bomb, 1965. Writer: ABC television documentaries Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years, 1961, Walking Hard, 1962. Producer, writer: ABC television documentaries Black Business in White America, ABC News, 1972.

      The Energy Crisis (NBC White Paper), 1973, And Who Shall Feed This World?(NBC White Paper), NBC News, 1974. Author: Sidney Hillman: Labor Statesman, 1948. Novel The Prisoners of Combine D, 1957 (American Library Association liberty and justice award 1958).

      History The Decision to Drop the Bomb, 1965. Novel The Man Who Won The Medal of Honor, 1973, novel The Nature of the Beast, 1977.

Membership

Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Authors Guild, Writers Guild American East. M C.

Connections

Married Sara Steinberg, August 28, 1943 (divorced May 1977). Children: David, Nina.

father:
Arturo Giovannitti

mother:
Carrie (Zaikaner) Giovannitti

spouse:
Sara Steinberg

children:
David Giovannitti

Nina Giovannitti