March 22, 2018
OCU Law School
5:00 PM | VIP Reception with Mr. Bernstein - $50
6:30 PM | General Admission - FREE, registration required
“An Evening with Carl Bernstein: Fake News! The Media, The Truth, and our Democracy” is a free, public event that will explore media literacy and the importance of a free press in a democracy.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Bernstein, along with fellow Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, is credited with the investigative journalism that ultimately led to President Nixon’s resignation over the cover-up of the Watergate burglary in 1972. The importance of that reporting and its parallels in today’s political environment will be the topic of a conversation moderated by NPR station KGOU’s General Manager Dick Pryor.
Audience members will hear firsthand how the accusation of fake news can affect journalists today from Journal Record Editor and Associate Publisher Ted Streuli. Tips on how media consumers can discern good from bad media will be distributed. A first-person portrayal of President Richard Nixon will remind the audience of the challenges the President faced with the media.
The event is free but registration is required. It will take place at the Oklahoma City University Law School at 6:00. There are also a limited number of tickets for a paid reception at 5:00 at which Mr. Bernstein will appear.
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This event is part of a national initiative called, “Democracy and the Informed Citizen”, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils in partnership with the Pulitzer Prizes and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional partners include Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, NBC Bank, Full Circle Bookstore, Oklahoma City University, KGOU, and Journal Record.
Photo Release: This event will be photographed. By attending this event you agree to be photographed and give permission to Oklahoma Humanities to use your likeness in online and print promotional materials.
Opinions, views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Oklahoma Humanities, its Board of Trustees, staff, or donors.
Arrangements for the appearance of Carl Bernstein made through Greater Talent Network, Inc., New York, NY. For more information contact Oklahoma Humanities at 405-235-0280.