Scandals in the Media
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 7:15 PM (EDT)
An Evening Examining Scandal in the Media
A Limited Number of SMPA-only student tickets are available for this event!
Join the School of Media and Public Affairs as we celebrate the release of Professor Mark Feldstein's new book “Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson, and the Rise of Washington's Scandal Culture” with featured guest Brit Hume, Fox News Senior Political Analyst.
Come listen to Hume describe the difficult relationship between President Richard Nixon and investigative journalist Jack Anderson, who was the most famous columnist of his day. Their relationship was so strained, members of the Nixon White House reportedly plotted to kill Anderson to stop his investigations!
The event will also celebrate the public release of the Jack Anderson Collection at the Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library.
Jack Anderson (1922-2005) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, author, television personality, and columnist. From 1947 to 2004, Anderson reported on high-profile events and personalities in Washington. The materials in this collection, which the FBI once attempted to seize, were used and produced by Jack Anderson during every stage of his writing process, from the reporter’s notes, correspondence, and research materials he gathered while working on a story, to the draft and final articles he produced, to the extensive article index he and his staff maintained.
Following the celebration, Professor Mark Feldstein will be hosting a signing for his book at the reception.
September 14, 2010
Discussion 7:15 p.m.
Reception to Follow
Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library
2130 H Street, NW, Room 207
Washington DC 20052
Watch this CNN report of when the FBI tried to seize the Jack Anderson Collection a few years ago!
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