Arnie Reisman

Writer, producer and performer; vice president, ACLU of Massachusetts

Arnie Reisman has been an award-winning writer, producer and performer for more than three decades, in commercial and public television, corporate video, theatre and film. In 2009, with Ann Carol Grossman, he produced for PBS The Powder & the Glory, a 90-minute film focusing on the business rivalry and cultural influences of Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. His national telecasts include Hollywood On Trial (Oscar-nominated documentary on the blacklist), The Other Side of the Moon (90-minute PBS special for 20th anniversary of the lunar landing) and PBS' AIDS Quarterly with Peter Jennings. Since the inception of the series in 1996, he has been a regular panelist on National Public Radio's Says You!, the weekly comedy quiz show now airing in more than 120 markets. He was also the former executive editor of the news weekly, Boston After Dark (now the Boston Phoenix), and is presently the vice president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.

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