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Ben Wattenberg (1933–2015)

Ben Wattenberg was born on August 26, 1933 in The Bronx, New York, USA as Joseph Ben Zion Wattenberg. He was an actor and writer, known for Fighting Words (2009), America's Political Parties: Power and Principle (1992) and The First Measured Century (2000). He was married to Diane Sondra Abelman and Marna Hade. He died on June 28, 2015 in ... See full bio »

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(2009)
Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg Himself / Host / Interviewer / Himself - Host
(1994-2006)

Filmography

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 1994-2006 Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg (TV Series)
Host / Interviewer
- Miss Manners (2006) ... Host / Interviewer
- Is health insurance a right? (1994) ... Host / Interviewer
- Where next America? (1994) ... Host / Interviewer
- Defusing the Korean bomb (1994) ... Host / Interviewer
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 2009 Fighting Words (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 2000 The First Measured Century (TV Movie documentary) (book)
 1992 America's Political Parties: Power and Principle (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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 2001 Art Under the Radar (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
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 2005 Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism (TV Movie documentary) (essayist)
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 2009 Fighting Words (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 2008 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (TV Series)
Himself
- Ben Wattenberg (2008) ... Himself
 2005 Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism (TV Movie documentary)
Host
 2001 Art Under the Radar (TV Movie documentary)
Host
 2000 The First Measured Century (TV Movie documentary)
Host
 1994-2000 Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg (TV Series)
Himself / Himself - Host
- Fukuyama 101 (2000) ... Himself
- 1995: The year in ideas (1995) ... Himself
- A conversation with Todd Gitlin (1995) ... Himself
- Are lawyers ruining America? (1995) ... Himself
 1995 The McLaughlin Group (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 11 November 1995 (1995) ... Himself
 1992 America's Political Parties: Power and Principle (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - Host
 1977 In Search of the Real America (TV Series documentary) (1977)
 1970 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 14 August 1970 (1970) ... Himself
- Episode dated 13 August 1970 (1970) ... Himself
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 2005 Protocols of Zion (Documentary)
Himself - Host, Think Tank
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Aide and speech writer to Lyndon Baines Johnson. Advisor to Hubert H. Humphrey in his race for the Senate in 1970. Appointed by Jimmy Carter to serve on the Presidential Advisory Board for Ambassadorial Appointments, by Ronald Reagan to the Board of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, and by George Bush to the Task Force on U.S. Government International Broadcasting. See more »

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