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Michael Kirk is an award winning documentary filmmaker and partial creator of the PBS show Frontline. He has produced such documentaries as "Inside the Meltdown," about the 2008 financial crisis, "Bush's War," about the Iraq War under George W. Bush, and "The Way the Music Died," about the dire straits of the record industry.
Kirk has won every major award in journalism, including the Peabody Award, duPont-Columbia Award, nine Emmys and six Writers Guild of America awards. Mr. Kirk also owns a production company, the Kirk Documentary Group, in Brookline, Massachusetts. Kirk is also a former Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University.[dead link]
Kirk is a 1965 graduate of Bishop Kelly High School in Boise, Idaho, and attended the University of Idaho in Moscow, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity (Gamma Theta chapter). Kirk graduated in 1971 with a degree in communication and then worked for KUID-TV, the campus' PBS station. He was inducted into the UI Alumni Association Hall of Fame in 2000, and was granted an honorary degree from the university in 2013.
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