TV-film producer, Feb. 17

February 07, 2006
GALESBURG — Television and film producer David Axelrod will give a talk, “Writing and Producing Films for PBS, BBC and Hollywood,” at 4 p.m., Friday, February 17, in the Round Room, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois. The talk is free and open to the public.

A 1967 Knox graduate, Axelrod has written, produced and directed several feature films, including the documentary “Galileo’s Battle for the Heavens.” The program, shown on the Public Broadcasting System’s Nova series, received the 2003 Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Programming. He also worked on “The Great Transatlantic Cable,” “Wright Brothers’ Flying Machine” and “The History of Rock & Roll.”

Axelrod received his bachelor’s degree at Knox in English and his master’s degree from New York University’s Institute of Film and Television in 1969. On Thursday, February 16, the day before the lecture, Axelrod will receive a 2006 Knox College Alumni Achievement Award.

Founded in 1837, Knox is a national liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois, with students from 46 states and 43 nations. Knox’s ‘Old Main’ is a National Historic Landmark and the only building remaining from the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates.
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