CCNS’ Roger Aronoff, interviewed the legendary New York Times reporter and playwright Bernard Weinraub. They discuss the new Ken Burns PBS documentary, “The U.S. and the Holocaust.” Weinraub wrote a play about 15 years ago called “The Accomplices,” which addresses some of the same issues covered in the Burns documentary.
Bernard Weinraub began working at The New York Times as a copyboy. He rose through the ranks to work as a foreign correspondent in Vietnam, in Belfast, in New Delhi, and London. He was a Pentagon reporter, a political writer, and a White House correspondent during the final years of the Reagan administration and the first year of Bush 41. He left Washington and became The New York Times’ Hollywood correspondent in 1991, and after his 1997 marriage to Columbia Pictures President Amy Pascal, Weinraub was given the new title of “Senior West Coast Cultural Correspondent.”