Chris Matthews to discuss media scrutiny of politicians during Murrow Forum at Tufts University on April 13

April 7, 2009

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MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. – MSNBC's Chris Matthews will discuss the levels of media scrutiny on those in public service today at "Digging Too Deeply? Headlines, Politics, and Public Service," Tufts University's fourth annual Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism. Currently a television news anchor of two shows on MSNBC and NBC, Matthews will draw on his experience as a broadcast journalist, newspaper bureau chief, presidential speechwriter, and bestselling author.

 
WHO:
Chris Matthews, host of "Hardball with Chris Matthews" on MSNBC, "The Chris Matthews Show" on NBC, and regular commentator on NBC's "Today" show
 
Michael Dukakis, former Massachusetts governor and former U.S. presidential nominee
 
Janet Wu, state house reporter and investigative reporter for WCVB-TV in Boston
 
WHEN:
Monday, April 13, 2009
12 noon
 
WHERE:
Barnum, Room 008
Tufts University's Medford/Somerville campus
 
WHY:
The inspiration for this forum is legendary broadcaster Edward. R. Murrow, who used television to expose Senator Joseph McCarthy's controversial crusade against American citizens at the height of the Cold War. His legacy reminds a new generation of the power, and responsibility, of a free press.
 
WHAT ELSE:
The Edward R Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism issponsored by the Communications and Media Studies Program, the Murrow Center of Public Diplomacy at The Fletcher School, and the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University.

 

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