Steinbeck's Son to Honor Micheal Moore - NBC Bay Area

Steinbeck's Son to Honor Micheal Moore



    Steinbeck's Son to Honor Micheal Moore
    Getty Images
    Oprah's long been a fan of Michael Moore, who's giving the talk show diva an exclusive interview for his latest film "Capitalism: A Love Story." Moore also touted Oprah, in his book "Dude, Where's My Country?", as an excellent choice for president.

    Filmmaker Michael Moore is the South Bay tonight to receive the John Steinbeck Award at San Jose State University.

    Steinbeck's son, Thomas Steinbeck, will deliver the reward himself.  Steinbeck says his father was the "Michael Moore of his time."

    The Steinbeck award is given every year to writers and artists whose work embodies the spirit of Steinbeck's values and belief in the dignity of the powerless and exploited.

    Past recipients include Arthur Miller, Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen, and Sean Penn.

    Moore is a controversial filmmaker.  His works include "Bowling for Columbine" and "Capitalism: A Love Story."