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Fred Graver is an American writer. He wrote a Choose Your Own Adventure book, number 35, Journey to Stonehenge.
Total Books: 5
Fred began performing in 1966 in a small Midwestern town called Palos Park, IL doing excerpts from George Carlin's hit albums including Wonderful WINO. He was an amazing performer. He later went on to larger things including Notre Dame and Johns Hopkins but unfortunately became terminally bi-coastal. Eventually he came to his senses and settled in NYC. Sadly he has lost contact with most of his friends from his Midwestern youth.
Fred began his professional career in the early 1980s at a small trade book publisher called M. Evans. He forgot to enter one of his author's novels for a Mystery Writers of America "best first novel." Then he moved to the National Lampoon. He left the Lampoon in 1984 to join Late Night with David Letterman, where he worked as a writer until 1990. While at Letterman, he and friend Kevin Curran wrote several unproduced screenplays -- mostly for the fun of being flown out to L.A., living in great hotels, and taking meetings.
In 1990, Graver went to work for Norman Lear's production company, leaving a year later to join the staff of In Living Color, where he worked until 1992, when he joined the staff of Cheers as a writer and, eventually, co-producer.
While working in what would eventually be called "old media," Graver took up computers as a hobby. His personal email address dates back to 1986, when it was his login for The Well, an online community begun by Whole Earth Catalog people.
In 1994, the Northridge Earthquake scared the hell out of Graver. For a brief moment, he believed that the quake had been sent to him as a message / warning / punishment -- he immediately regretted both living in Los Angeles and having signed up for an America Online account. He moved back to New York, and gave the account to his wife.
He returned to New York and, with his good friend Charlie Rubin, wrote an article for New York Magazine on the possibility of a major earthquake in New York City.
In the mid-90s, Graver worked with a group of people at ABC / Disney and Walt Disney Imagineering to explore "Telefusion" -- what would happen when the computer and the television collided. In the late 90s, he joined MTVi, the interactive group at MTV Networks, where he ran VH1.Com, SonicNet and Country.Com.
As of 2006, he is Executive Producer and Creator of Best Week Ever on VH1, and runs the Bestweekever.tv  website. As of 2008 Fred has left the show and is working on various projects. On July 1st, 2010 Fred was named as SVP of Programming for the Travel Channel.