Herbert Block’s career at The Washington Post spanned fifty-five years and thirteen presidents, a timeframe in which he claimed three Pulitzer Prizes, the Medal of Freedom and a significant role in President Nixon’s resignation. Ben Bradlee, Tom Brokaw, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Jules Feiffer, Ted Koppel and Jon Stewart are among the witnesses to Block’s life, work and indelible contribution to American satire in this inviting documentary.
Length: 95 minutes
Director: Michael Stevens
Screenwriter: Sara Lukinson, Michael Stevens
Producer: George Stevens, Jr., Michael Stevens
Editor: Jake Hamilton
Associate Producer: Dottie McCarthy, Mark Leed
Cinematographer: Zoran Popovic
Composer: Rob Mathes
Co-Producer: Sara Lukinson
Supervising Producer: Bill Urban
Cast: Tom Brokaw, Gwen Ifill, Jon Stewart, Jules Feiffer, Lewis Black, Bob Woodward
MICHAEL STEVENS was born in Washington, D.C., in 1966 and has earned six Emmy Awards as a multi-camera event television director. He also directed the features Sin and Bad City Blues and the acclaimed HBO film Thurgood starring Laurence Fishburne, for which he garnered a DGA Award nomination. Herblock is his documentary feature debut.