Cyrus Nowrasteh

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Cyrus Nowrasteh is a Iranian-American who was born in Boulder, Colorado, and grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. [1] His "family had to flee Iran when it was taken over by Islamic fundamentalists." [2]

Nowrasteh "attended New Mexico State University on a tennis scholarship, but later transferred to U.S.C. to study in their renowned School of Cinema."

Among his most recent writing and producing credits are "The Path to 9/11" (2006 Docudrama), a 6-hour miniseries to be shown September 10 and 11, 2006, on ABC, and "Into the West" (2005), a TV miniseries. Other credits include the Paramount/Showtime production The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001); Showtime's 10,000 Black Men Named George (2002); "the independent 1996 Sundance hit, The Interview, "Nikita" (1997) (which was "the pilot for the hit USA Network series, La Femme Nikita), and the adaptation of Alan Dershowitz's novel, The Advocate's Devil (1997) (TV) for ABC." [3]

On Michael Moore

"To quote Team America, he’s an out of control socialist weasel (laughs). Listen. I’m probably more of a libertarian than a strict conservative. In my writing and directing, I don’t want to just be a conservative version of Michael Moore. I’m here to tell a good story first and foremost - and that’s why I can navigate the networks and get my work produced."—Interview, June 9, 2005. [4]

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Article By Nowrasteh

  • Cyrus Nowrasteh, "The Path to Hysteria", Commentary, Wall Street Journal, September 18, 2006; Page A18. (sub req'd).

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