Stephen Talbot

Born Feb 28, 1949

Stephen Henderson Talbot is an award-winning TV reporter, writer, and documentary producer who began his career as a television child actor of the late 1950s and early 1960s. He is the son of actor Lyle Talbot. He is best known for the early TV sit-com Leave It to Beaver, in which he had the semi-regular role as Gilbert Bates, best friend of Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver.… Read More

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1949 Birth Born on February 28, 1949.


1960 11 Years Old Talbot guest-starred on Lassie, M Squad, The Barbara Stanwyck Show, The Blue Angels, Perry Mason, Wanted: Dead or Alive, "The Donna Reed Show" and The Lucy Show. In 1960, Talbot played the role of Ronnie Kramer in the episode "I Hit and Ran" of CBS's anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson. … Read More


1992 43 Years Old Talbot has reported, written and produced more than thirty documentaries, including two Peabody Award winners, "Broken Arrow" about nuclear weapons accidents and "The Case of Dashiell Hammett." He has had a long association with the PBS series, Frontline beginning with his documentary on the financing of the 1992 presidential campaign, The Best Campaign Money Can Buy, which won a DuPont Award. … Read More


2002 53 Years Old From 2002-2008, Talbot was the Series Editor and a senior producer for Frontline/World, the international TV news magazine program and web site. … Read More
2007 58 Years Old In 2007 he produced, "What's Happening to the News" a 90 minute episode of Frontlines "News War" series. … Read More


In 2012, Talbot became the senior producer for video projects at the Center for Investigative Reporting, where he leads the editorial team running The I Files, the first investigative news channel on YouTube.
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