Bachelor, Dickinson College, 1973; postgraduate, British Film and television Institute, Stirling, Scotland, 1973; postgraduate, Columbia University, 1973-1975.
Researcher, NBC, New York City, 1974-1977; manager media production, 1st Boston Corporation, New York City, 1978-1978; curator television,, Museum television and Radio, New York City, since 1979. Adjunct Professor Hunter College, CUNY, since 1987, Columbia University, New York City, since 1991. Consultant, lecturer to music and colleges, including Smithsonian Institution, Whitney Museum American Art, New York University, Cooper Hewitt Museum, since 1985.
Member George Foster Peabody Awards Board, 2003—2009, chair, 2008—2009. Member consultative council IETV, Brazil. Board directors United Action for Animals, 2004—2007.
Member of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (panelist and juror for numerous awards since 1985, member editorial board television Quarterly since 1987), television Ltd. (board directors since 2000).