Weisberg, Barbara 1946-
WEISBERG, Barbara 1946-
Born April 3, 1946, in Philadelphia, PA; daughter of Samuel (a furrier) and Miriam (an artist) Weisberg; married David Black (a writer), June 20, 1996; stepchildren: Susannah, Tobiah. Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1968; Yale University, M.Phil., 1972; Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, M.F.A., 1993. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Jewish.
Scholastic, Inc., New York, NY, associate director of television development, 1980-83; Consumer Reports, director of television development, 1983-87. Creator of the television comedy series Charles in Charge, 1984; producer of television documentary programs, including To Care, 1987; also produced episodes of the television current affairs series Livewire, 1984.
American Antiquarian Society, Authors Guild, Writers Guild of America, Phi Beta Kappa.
Lila Wallace-Readers Digest fellowship for creative artists and writers, American Antiquarian Society, 1998; D. Scott Rogo Award, Parapsychology Foundation, 1998; MacArthur scholar in poetry, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.
Susan B. Anthony (juvenile), Chelsea House Publishers (New York, NY), 1988.
Coronado's Golden Quest (juvenile), Raintree Steck-Vaughn (Austin, TX), 1993.
Knights and Castles (juvenile), Western Publishing (Racine, WI), 1993.
Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism, HarperSanFrancisco (San Francisco, CA), 2004.
Contributor of poetry and articles to magazines, including New York Quarterly, California State Poetry Quarterly, American Heritage, and Brooklyn Review.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, February 15, 2004, Ilene Cooper, review of Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism, p. 1005.
Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2004, review of Talking to the Dead, p. 78.
Library Journal, March 15, 2004, Linda V. Carlisle, review of Talking to the Dead, p. 83.
Publishers Weekly, February 2, 2004, review of Talking to the Dead, p. 66; February 9, 2004, review of Talking to the Dead, p. 76.
Merlian News,http://www.merliannews.com/ (November 13, 2005), Merryn Jose, interview with Barbara Weisberg.
Science and the Seance (television documentary), British Broadcasting Corporation, 2005.