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WGBH Forum Network; All Governments Lie!

09/25/2006

All Governments Lie! Myra MacPherson, journalist, writer Acclaimed journalist Myra MacPherson opens Cambridge Forum's 40th anniversary season discussing her definitive new biography of I.F. Stone, All Governments Lie!: The Life and Times of Rebel Journalist I.F. Stone. Feisty, skeptical, independent, and revered, "Izzy" Stone taught a generation of journalists to doubt government propaganda, dig deep for facts and find whistle blowers who told the truth. Myra MacPherson brings Stone and his world to life and explores his relevance for 21st century Americans and their media. Jack Beatty, senior editor at The Atlantic, moderates. Myra MacPherson is the author of three previous books, including the Viet Nam War classic Long Time Passing. Long known for her work at the Washington Post, she has also written for the New York Times and numerous magazines.


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WGBH Forum Network
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All Governments Lie!
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3204

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ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE! MYRA MACPHERSON, JOURNALIST, WRITER

ACCLAIMED JOURNALIST MYRA MACPHERSON OPENS CAMBRIDGE FORUM'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON DISCUSSING HER DEFINITIVE NEW BIOGRAPHY OF I.F. STONE, ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE!: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF REBEL JOURNALIST I.F. STONE. FEISTY, SKEPTICAL, INDEPENDENT, AND REVERED, "IZZY" STONE TAUGHT A GENERATION OF JOURNALISTS TO DOUBT GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA, DIG DEEP FOR FACTS AND FIND WHISTLE BLOWERS WHO TOLD THE TRUTH. MYRA MACPHERSON BRINGS STONE AND HIS WORLD TO LIFE AND EXPLORES HIS RELEVANCE FOR 21ST CENTURY AMERICANS AND THEIR MEDIA. JACK BEATTY, SENIOR EDITOR AT THE ATLANTIC, MODERATES.

MYRA MACPHERSON IS THE AUTHOR OF THREE PREVIOUS BOOKS, INCLUDING THE VIET NAM WAR CLASSIC LONG TIME PASSING. LONG KNOWN FOR HER WORK AT THE WASHINGTON POST, SHE HAS ALSO WRITTEN FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES AND NUMEROUS MAGAZINES.

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