Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Hedrick Smith on "The Dream At Risk"

02/03/10 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon. Welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up, an interview with Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Hedrick Smith who will be speaking this week in Sarasota.

Later - What's up with the address of conservative journalist James O'Keefe for dressing up as a phone company employee and being caught inside a US senator's office.

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First up, Hedrick Smith. Smith, a former New York Times reporter and editor, and Emmy award-winning producer/correspondent, has established himself over the past 50 years of his career as one of America’s most distinguished journalists.

In 26 years with The New York Times, Mr. Smith covered Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights struggle, the Vietnam War in Saigon, the Middle East conflict from Cairo, the Cold War with stints in both Moscow and Washington, and six American presidents and their 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.

He will be speaking February 4th in Sarasota. The title of his talk is: "The Dream at Risk, America's Insecurity at Home and Abroad."

Forum Truth February 4th talk may be purchased on the Forum Truth website, or by calling 941-349-8350.

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