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Steve Fayer, American writer. Recipient Emmy award for writing, National Academy television Arts and Sciences, 1987, Special Jury award for documentary, Sundance Film Festival, 2000. Fellow: MacDowell Colony; member: Writers Guild of America (Award for television Documentary 2000).


Fayer, Steve was born on March 11, 1935 in Brooklyn. Son of Saul S. and Pearl Ruth (Perlman) Fayer.


Bachelor with honors in English Literature, University Pennsylvania, 1956.


Promotion director WSBA-television, York, Pennsylvania, 1956—1958, WTOL-television, Toledo, 1958—1965. Crew Schooner C'est la Vie, Denmark, 1966. Director audience promotion Kaiser Broadcasting, Oakland, California and Boston, 1967—1970.

Executive vice president Blackside, Inc., Boston, 1972—1977. Television writer, since 1977. With United States Naval Reserve, 1952-1960.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: (non-fiction book) Voices of Freedom (One of the Notable Books of the Year, New York Times Book Review, 1990), George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire, 2000 (Writers Guild of America award, 2000). Author: (television films) (documentary) Mississippi: Is This America?, 1987 (Emmy Award, 1987), After the Crash, 1991, Frederick Douglass -- When the Lion Wrote History, 1994. Co-author Malcolm X: Make It Plain, 1994 (George Foster Peabody award, Emmy award, The New York Festival Grand award for best television documentary, Gold award Worldfest, Houston).

      Head writer (documentary television series) Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery, 1998-1999 (George Foster Peabody award, Emmy award, 2000), Eyes on the Prize, Parts 1 and 2, 1987-1990 (DuPont Columbia Gold baton, DuPont Columbia Silver baton, George Foster Peabody award, Edward R. Murrow Brotherhood award, Christopher award, 6 Emmy awards), The Great Depression, 1993 (Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton, Emmy award, 4 Gold awards Worldfest, Houston International Film Festival, 4 Council on International Nontheatrical Events Golden Eagles), series consultant America's War on Poverty, 1995 (DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton, Erik Barnouw award Organization American Historians, Grand award Worldfest, Houston, Silver Plaque, Chicago International Film Festival, Council on International Nontheatrical Events Golden Eagle), Chicano! History of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement, 1996 (Nosotros award for Best Documentary, Imagenes award New York Latino Film Festival), senior creative consultant (documentary television films) Driving Passion, 1995. Author: numerous short stories.


Fellow: MacDowell Colony. Member: Writers Guild of America (Award for television Documentary 2000).


Saul S. Fayer

Pearl Ruth (Perlman) Fayer