Stewart Bird worked as a maker on the production collective that produced Finally Got the News (1970) in Detroit. He has authored or coauthored a number of books, plays, and novels including the book Solidarity Forever:An Oral History of the IWW (1985),the play The Wobblies: The US vs. MS D. Haywood et al, and the one-hour PBS story The Mighty Pawns, about Black inner city chess team. His first novel is Murder at the Yeshiva. He worked as a writer and producer for the Fox Television series Current Affairs. Stewart has produced a number of award-winning documentaries, including Retratos (1980) and The Wobblies (1979), co-directed with Deborah Shaffer.