Frederick Wiseman, often described as one of the world’s greatest documentary filmmakers was the second person to hold this academic position. A Yale Law School graduate, he has been awarded six honorary doctorates in fine arts and humane letters. Among his awards are the Lifetime Achievement Award at The Chicago International Documentary Festival, 2007; and the American Society of Cinematographers Distinguished Achievement Award, 2006. His documentaries have featured schools, psychiatric hospitals and legislatures.