Elie Wiesel News

Date Of Birth:
September 30, 1928 (85)
Birth Place:
Sighet, Transylvania, ROMANIA
Gender:
Male
'Rejoice With Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot' Airs on THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, airing Thursday, August 28 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program Sunday, September 21 at 7 p.m.) (more...)

Joel Grey & More Featured on GREAT PERFORMANCES' Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, 8/28
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings on THIRTEEN's Great Performances (more...)

Thirteen's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, 8/28
by TV News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings on THIRTEEN's Great Performances (more...)

Vice President Biden, James Earl Jones, Scott Bakula, Debbie Allen, and More Come to Ford's Theatre Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, President pro tempore of the Senate Patrick Leahy, House Majority Leader Elect Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, actress Debbie Allen, members of Congress and other distinguished guests attended the Ford's Theatre Annual Gala the evening of Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW). The gala performance was followed by a seated dinner at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum (750 Ninth Street NW). The evening included the presentation of the Ford's Theatre Lincoln Medal to actor James Earl Jones and the U.S. House of Representatives' longest-serving member, The Honorable John D. Dingell. The award was given in recognition of their extraordinary character, service, accomplishments and work reflecting Lincoln's legacy of humanity, wisdom, eloquence and vision. (more...)

OWN's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY Wins 2nd Daytime Emmy
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's popular Sunday morning series “Super Soul Sunday,” from Harpo Studios, won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series at Friday night's (June 20) 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony. This is the second win and third nomination for the series in the three years that it has been on the air. (more...)

Photo Flash: Philanthropist & Jewelry Designer Joan Hornig Receives NECO Ellis Island Medal of Honor for Humanitarian Works
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

On Saturday, May 10th, 2014, jewelry designer and philanthropist Joan Hornig, five time Heavyweight Champion of the World Evander Holyfield, hit reality series So You Think You Can Dance creator & celebrity judge Nigel Lythgoe, FOX Business Network Anchor and Global Markets Editor Maria Bartiromo, U.S. Representative Ed Royce, Fashion Designer Elie Tahari, Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr. Commander - U.S. Pacific Fleet, Secretary of State Senior Advisor and Former United States Ambassador to Italy David Thorne, National Guard Bureau Chief, General Frank J. Grass, USA, TV host and humanitarian Yue-Sai Kan, Grucci Fireworks, Felix Grucci, Tim Zagat, co-Founder, co-Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Zagat Survey and more than 100 other distinguished Americans gathered to receive the Ellis Island Medals of Honor. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

QUEEN LATIFAH SHOW Names Todd Yasui Executive Producer, Jack Mori & Ianthe Jones Co-Executive Producers
by TV News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Sony Pictures Television today announced several exciting changes within the ranks of the senior staff of its successful daytime talk series The Queen Latifah Show naming Todd Yasui as Executive Producer and Jack Mori and Ianthe Jones as Co-Executive Producers leading into the show's sophomore season. (more...)

George Clooney Expands Human Rights Satellite Project
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

During a speech yesterday, May 20, at the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity dinner, George Clooney announced a significant expansion of the Satellite Sentinel Project, an initiative he co-founded three years ago. While it will continue to use satellite imagery to monitor and warn against human rights abuses in war-torn Sudan and South Sudan, the Satellite Sentinel Project will expand its focus to undertake forensic investigations to reveal how those committing mass atrocities are funding their activities and where they are hiding their stolen assets. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Arianna Huffington Set for OWN's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY Today
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2014

Oprah sits down with entrepreneur and media mogul Arianna Huffington, founder of “The Huffington Post,” in an all-new episode of “Super Soul Sunday” airing today, May 11 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Arianna Huffington Set for OWN's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY, 5/11
by TV News Desk - May 08, 2014

Oprah sits down with entrepreneur and media mogul Arianna Huffington, founder of “The Huffington Post,” in an all-new episode of “Super Soul Sunday” airing this Sunday, May 11 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

Jewelry Designer Joan Hornig to Receive 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, May 10
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Philanthropist and jewelry designer Joan Hornig will receive the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award presented annually by The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) to Americans who have made it their mission to share with those less fortunate their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, boundless compassion, unique talents and selfless generosity; all while maintaining the traditions of their ethnic heritage as they uphold the ideals and spirit of America. The awards will be presented May 10 on historic Ellis Island at an elegant ceremony and dinner that embodies the spirit of America in their celebration of patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood and diversity. Scroll down for photos of Joan and her work! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014


Golden Key Partners with Collegefeed to Help its Two Million Honor Society Members Start their Careers
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

With recognized members from over 400 schools globally, including honoraries like Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel and Bill Clinton, Golden Key carries an esteemed legacy of achievement. Starting today, hiring managers and employers will be able to quickly recognize those Golden Key members by special “Golden Key” badges, enabling job-seekers to stand out and highlight their success. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Presents YOUSUF KARSH: AMERICAN PORTRAITS, STUDIO TIME: CAITLIN TEAL PRICE, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits Second Installation, May 2 through Nov. 2 This installation includes a second selection of portraits by iconic photographer Yousuf Karsh in celebration of a gift of more than 100 works to the National Portrait Gallery. Photographs include Clark Gable, Martha Graham, Helen Keller, the Apollo XI Crew, Isamu Noguchi, Andy Warhol and Elie Wiesel. (more...)

Trinity Rep & Holocaust Education and Resource Center to Present Readings from Elie Wiesel's NIGHT, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Trinity Rep and the Holocaust Education and Resource Center of Rhode Island present a staged reading of select passages from Elie Wiesel's Night, a chronicle of surviving the Holocaust, adapted by Lisa Montecalvo's Advanced English Language Arts class at Dr. E.A. Ricci Middle School in North Providence. The performance takes place on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Monday, April 28, 7:00-9:00pm, with actors from Trinity Rep's Young Actors Studio High School Collaborative under the direction of associate artistic director Tyler Dobrowsky. The event is free and open to the public in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. Appropriate for middle school through adult audiences. Reserve by emailing events@trinityrep.com. (more...)

Israeli Stage to Present THE BANALITY OF LOVE for Over 400 Students, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 06, 2014

Israeli Stage and CJP partner to present Savyon Liebrecht's The Banality of Love on BU's campus as a campus-wide initiative to commemorate Yom Ha'Shoa (Holocaust Day). Some 400+ students are expected to attend from the Greater Boston Area. (CJP and Hillels will be providing shuttles for students attending school outside of Boston proper; 300+ BU Students will be in attendance as well as 100+ Students from the surrounding area schools). Free Admission. (more...)

Israeli Stage to Host Award-Winning Playwright Savyon Liebrecht , 3/20-4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Israeli Stage is proud to host award-winning author and playwright Savyon Liebrecht for a two-week residency that will include lectures, Q&A sessions and performances of two World Premieres about Freud and his legacy. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Shirley MacLaine Featured on Oprah's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2014

An all-new season of 'Super Soul Sunday' kicks off when Oprah sits down with legendary actress Shirley MacLaine to discuss her illustrious career, (more...)

Israeli Stage Hosts Award-Winning Playwright Savyon Liebrecht , Now thru 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Israeli Stage is proud to host award-winning author and playwright Savyon Liebrecht for a two-week residency that will include lectures, Q&A sessions and performances of two World Premieres about Freud and his legacy. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Shirley MacLaine Featured on Oprah's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

An all-new season of 'Super Soul Sunday' kicks off when Oprah sits down with legendary actress Shirley MacLaine to discuss her illustrious career, (more...)

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