Bernard Weinraub, author of the Fountain hit play The Accomplices and a 1959 graduate of the City College of New York, will be inducted into CCNY’s Communications Alumni Hall of Fame at the 37th annual dinner of our organization on Wednesday, May 9 2012 at the National Arts Club in New York. Like others before him, Bernie is being honored for his career accomplishments since graduating from CCNY.
Weinraub is a former New York Times correspondent and the author of The Accomplices, a hit play at the Fountain (2008) which dramatized the true story of Peter Bergson’s crusade to wake-up the FDR administration to take action to save Jews in Nazi Germany. The Fountain revival of the play one year later at The Odyssey Theatre was also a sold-out success.
The annual dinner of the City College Communications Alumni typically attracts some 100 guests, many drawn from our membership roster, which includes an impressive array of opinion leaders from the media, advertising, public relations, film and video. Among previous Hall of Fame alumni are writers and editors at major media and leaders from allied fields. Past inductees to our Hall of Fame include the novelists Walter Moseley and Oscar Hijuelos, as well as journalists from the New York Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, Associated Press and TV and radio network broadcasters.