Andersen has also written for film, television and the stage. During the 1990s he was executive producer and head writer of two prime-time specials for NBC, How to Be Famous and Hit List, starring Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and a creator of three pilots for ABC and NBC.
Andersen graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was an editor of the Lampoon. He received an honorary doctorate from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2005, and in 2009 was Visionary in Residence at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
He is the brother of Cazenovia Town Councilor Kristi Andersen. More information on him can be found at kurtandersen.com.
This is the 16th event in the Cazenovia Forum lecture series, which was founded in 2006 to promote discussion and understanding of critical issues facing our nation and the world today. Previous speakers have included best-selling author and military correspondent Tom Ricks, Fox Newschannel Correspondent Jim Angle, pollster John Zogby, architect/author Sarah Susanka and New York state capitol correspondent Susan Arbetter. The forum's events are made possible by large and small donations from local residents and foundations. Further information can be found on the organization's website at cazenoviaforum.com.