Weiner ’87 on Time’s 2011 List of Most Influential People

Matthew Weiner '87 (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)

Matthew Weiner ’87 was featured recently by Time magazine on The 2011 Time 100, a list that recognizes the most influential people in the world. This list includes artists, activists, reformers, researchers, heads of state, and captains of industry.

Weiner is the Emmy Award-winning creator, writer and executive producer of the highly regarded dramatic series, Mad Men, which has been renewed by AMC for two more seasons.

In Time, actress Elizabeth Moss who plays Peggy Olson on Mad Men, said: “Matthew Weiner is no less than a genius. His influence on the world of television is unparalleled. He created a new standard for the drama series and then held that standard for his own show for four straight seasons. He is very demanding, probably most upon himself. But what I admire most in Matt … is his personal integrity.”

David Low

David Low '76 writes about arts and culture for the Wesleyan magazine and Wesleyan Connection. He is associate director of publications in the Office of University Communications. He is also a published fiction writer. E-mail: dlow@wesleyan.edu