Daniel Schorr: The Seattle Public Library 2008 A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History
Daniel Schorr is the author of Come to Think of It: Notes on the Turn of the Millennium, a selection of his NPR commentaries on politics and American life from 1990 to the present. He will discuss his observations on stage with Eric Liu in The Seattle Public Librarys 2008 A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History.
Over a career spanning six decades and 12 presidential administrations, Schorr has earned numerous awards, including three Emmys and a Peabody Award. He is the last of Edward R. Murrows legendary CBS team still fully active in journalism.
He wrote for the Christian Science Monitor and the New York Times before moving to CBS in 1953. Schorrs coverage of Watergate landed him on Nixons enemies list. He resigned from CBS in 1976 when asked to disclose the source of a suppressed intelligence report. In 1979 he helped Ted Turner create CNN, and since 1985 has worked primarily for NPR.
Eric Liu is the author of Guiding Lights: How to Mentor - and Find Life's Purpose and The Accidental Asian. He was appointed to The Seattle Public Library board of trustees in 2002. Liu has been a frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC and CNBC, and is the host of Seattle Voices on the Seattle Channel. He teaches at the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs.
This program is presented in cooperation with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
The A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History is made possible by a generous gift from the late Priscilla Bullitt Collins in honor of her father, A. Scott Bullitt.
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