After spending 20 years in New York directing and technical directing some of the most widely viewed programs on network and cable television; Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Emeril Live, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Robert Child followed his passion for history in 2005 and produced a series of historical films including; Silent Wings, Lincoln and Lee, The Wereth Eleven and others. The Wereth film was nominated for an Emmy® Award.
Rob is the winner of more than 25 writing and directing awards and is one of only a handful of directors whose work has screened in the Congress of the United States. Silent Wings debuted on Capitol Hill on the day of its release in 2007. Hal Holbrook narrated Silent Wings, which featured Walter Cronkite and Andy Rooney. Civil War theatrical director, Ronald F. Maxwell, (Gettysburg, Gods & Generals) narrated his Lincoln and Lee at Antietam: The Cost of Freedom. Actor Dale Dye, Stephen Spielberg's Senior Military Advisor on Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers, narrated the USS Franklin: Honor Restored film.
In 2011, one of the most personally gratifying honors he received was from the survivor's association of the WWII aircraft carrier, USS Franklin. They singled him out for Honorary Crew Membership aboard the most decorated vessel in U.S. Naval history.
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