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Civic Life Lunch – Media for Democracy: Journalism Then + Now in American Politics

Tuesday, October 8 | 12 PM | Rabb Room, Tisch College

Hedrick Smith is one of America’s most distinguished journalists: a Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and an Emmy award-winning producer/correspondent. Over 26 years at The New York Times, Smith covered Martin Luther King, Jr., and the civil rights struggle, the Vietnam War, the Middle East conflict, the Cold War (from both Moscow and Washington), and six American presidential administrations. In 1971, as chief diplomatic correspondent, he was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that produced the “Pentagon Papers” series. In 1974, he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting from Russia and Eastern Europe. Since 1989, Smith has also produced 26 prime-time specials, mini-series, and documentaries for PBS on topics like terrorism, Wall Street, D.C. politics, Soviet perestroika, Wal-Mart, Enron, tax evasion, educational reform, health care, the environment, and jazz greats Duke Ellington and Dave Brubeck.

This event is sponsored by Tisch College and the Political Science Department. Lunch will be provided.

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