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Fred W. Friendly (1915–1998)

Fred W. Friendly was born on October 30, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as Ferdinand Friendly Wachenheimer. He was a producer and editor, known for See It Now (1951), Small World (1958) and CBS Reports (1959). He was married to Ruth Weiss Mark and Dorothy Greene. He died on March 3, 1998 in New York City. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

Known For

See It Now
See It Now Producer
Small World
Small World Producer
CBS Reports
CBS Reports Producer


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  CBS Reports (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 26 episodes, 1959 - 1964) (producer - 3 episodes, 1960 - 1963)
- D-Day Plus 20 Years: Eisenhower Returns to Normandy (1964) ... (executive producer)
- The Great American Funeral (1963) ... (executive producer)
- The Priest and the Politician (1963) ... (producer)
- Storm Over the Supreme Court: Part 3 (1963) ... (executive producer)
- The Man Who Built New York (1963) ... (executive producer)
 1963 Town Meeting of the World (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- The Influential Americans (1960) ... (executive producer)
 1958-1960 Small World (TV Series) (producer - 57 episodes)
- Episode #2.31 (1960) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.30 (1960) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.29 (1960) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.28 (1960) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.27 (1960) ... (producer)
 1959 Montgomery Speaks His Mind (producer)
 1959 The Lost Class of '59 (producer)
  See It Now (TV Series documentary) (producer - 187 episodes, 1951 - 1958) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1956)
- Watch on the Ruhr (1958) ... (producer)
- Atomic Timetable: Radiation and Fallout (1958) ... (producer)
- Statehood for Alaska and Hawaii? (1958) ... (producer)
 1957 Satchmo the Great (Documentary) (co-producer)
 1953-1956 Years of Crisis (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Calendar Year 1956 (1956) ... (executive producer)
- Calendar Year 1955 (1956) ... (executive producer)
- Calendar Year 1952 (1953) ... (executive producer)
 1953 Back That Fact (TV Series) (producer)
 1953 One Plane, One Bomb (Short) (producer)
 1948 Who Said That? (TV Series) (producer)
Show Show Editor (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

1967: "Due To Circumstances Beyond Our Control...", 325 pg, Random House, ISBN 081293136X (1999 paperback re-edition).

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1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | See more »

Did You Know?


Friendly's 1967 book "Due To Circumstances Beyond Our Control..." deals with his experiences working at CBS News and his friendship and close working relationship with broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow. The book includes material on Murrow's famous broadcast on Senator Joseph McCarthy and Friendly's resignation from CBS News. Friendly left CBS after the network management decided to preempt ... See more »

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