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Davis Guggenheim

We're All Spent and It's Not Our Fault

Lisa J. Servon | Posted 08.17.2014 | Money
Lisa J. Servon

The welfare state has been dismantled, leaving a much greater number of Americans without a safety net. And the further the public sector retreats from the provision of social services, the more the finance industry steps in to "help us" get what we need to get by.

Davis Guggenheim Gets Schooled

Jane Williams | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Jane Williams

The Waiting for Superman director discusses what it takes to be an effective teacher today and his hopes for his children. "It would be the happiest day of my life," says Guggenheim, "if my son or daughter came to me and said, 'Dad, I want to be a teacher.'"

Tune In to Teach: A Conversation With Davis Guggenheim

David Wild | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's my brutally harsh interrogation of my better writing half whose work includes the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting For Superman and It Might Get Loud.

Jobs' Widow Helps Immigration Fight

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 04.13.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- The immigration overhaul pending before Congress is picking up more high-profile support as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' widow, Laurene ...

WATCH: Dozens Of DREAMers Share Their Stories Online

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.17.2013 | Latino Voices

As the immigration debate continues to heat up in Congress, the stories of the millions of undocumented individuals in the U.S. continue to surface --...

The Drama of the Gifted Duchamp

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

As can be seen in many paintings on view, healthy sibling rivalry often took place around a game of chess, safely transferring brotherly battles to the symbolic realm of the chessboard or painted tableau.

Movie Review: Won't Back Down

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.27.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's one thing when documentaries like Davis Guggenheim's Waiting for 'Superman and Madeleine Sackler's much better The Lottery look at problems in public education and offer some solutions (such as charter schools).

WATCH: Piers Morgan Mocks Director Of Obama Movie

Posted 05.09.2012 | Media

Piers Morgan was agog on Thursday when filmmaker Davis Guggenheim told him that he could not find a single thing wrong with President Obama. Guggen...

Romney Mocks Obama 'Infomercial'

Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney mocked the director of a documentary released by President Barack Obama's re-election campaign this week. Calling the film, which has a...

Obama Film Portrays Determined President

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An upcoming documentary released by President Barack Obama's re-election campaign seeks to portray the president as a determined fi...

Trailer Released For Tom Hanks-Narrated Pro-Obama Film

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

The Obama campaign on Thursday morning released the trailer for the 17-minute-long infomercial/biopic that it will unveil later this month. The tra...

Obama Campaign To Release Documentary

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's re-election campaign plans to release a 17-minute documentary next week about his first term in office. C...

Obama Campaign Has Made A 17-Minute Movie

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

It pays to have friends in the movie business. On a conference call Wednesday, top officials with the Obama campaign announced that they would be ...

An Easy Way to Help Our Teachers and Our Kids x 2

Davis Guggenheim | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education
Davis Guggenheim

For a lot of us, the crisis in our nation's schools feels overwhelming and the problems too big for any one person to make a difference. But the other night it didn't feel that way. Here's why.

With Fierce Dedication To Their Art

George Heymont | Posted 12.16.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In the past year Americans have witnessed a new phenomenon that astounds and profoundly revolts me: the degradation and demonization of the teaching p...

New York City Ronin Teacher

Marc Epstein | Posted 11.02.2011 | New York
Marc Epstein

About six weeks ago I received a letter informing me that I was now a member of the Absent Teacher Reserve pool of the New York City Department of Edu...

Joy Resmovits

NYC Teachers Counter 'Waiting For Superman' With Film Of Their Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.24.2011 | Education

What did "Waiting For 'Superman'" get wrong? A grassroots group of parents and teachers pokes big holes in last year's blockbuster documentary abo...

Movie Night: Thousands Host 'Waiting For Superman' House Parties

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

UPDATE: Since this story was first posted, it has been clarified that there is no charge to order the party kit online. The article has been updated t...

'Superman' Snub: Should The Documentary Have Been Nominated For The Oscars?

Richard Whitmire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Richard Whitmire

My advice to those cheering Guggenheim's comeuppance: Sip your victory drinks quickly, because your heady celebration lacks legs.

What Oscar Noms Got Right

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Oscars come around so late in the process that it's like electing a prom queen... after the seniors have graduated and moved away to college.

WATCH: John Legend And Davis Guggenheim Discuss 'Waiting For Superman'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

John Legend and filmmaker Davis Guggenheim appeared on KTLA's Morning Show today to discuss their collaboration on the film "Waiting For Superman", wh...

End of the Year Summary and Predictions for 2011

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

And now, what you all have been waiting for: My "wish list" predictions for Education in 2011.

Superman As A Public School Teacher

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Brock Cohen

Superman's voice is barely audible above the din. The most omnipotent superhero in the universe is rapidly losing control of his class.

Geoffrey Canada Leads the Charge

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

If we're going to see school reform, real school reform, we're going to need to start asking tough questions and demanding serious answers. Kudos to Mr. Canada for leading the charge.

Why the Fortune 500 Needs to Rethink the Value of Educating Employees

Judah Schiller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Judah Schiller

Now more than ever, there exists a clear confluence of the human desire to be empowered with education and the urgent need for Fortune 500 companies t...