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WGBH Forum Network; Louis P. and Evelyn Smith First Amendment Award

12/01/2006

Louis P. and Evelyn Smith First Amendment Award Cokie Roberts, chief congressional analyst, ABC News Nina Totenberg, legal affairs correspondent, NPR Linda Wertheimer, senior national correspondent, NPR From Watergate to the confirmation hearings of Samuel Alito, from the Reagan Revolution to the war in Iraq, the highly praised and ward-winning coverage of Cokie Roberts, Nina Totenberg, and Linda Wertheimer has shed light on the people, institutions, and social forces shaping our nation. In print, on television, and most notably, over National Public Radio airwaves, their groundbreaking journalism has not only changed the way millions of Americans view their country and their world, but also had a profound impact on the profession of broadcasting. Cokie Roberts, Nina Totenberg, and Linda Wertheimer receive the Ford Hall Forum's Louis P. and Evelyn Smith First Amendment Award and share their thoughts on their lives and work.


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WGBH Forum Network
Program
Louis P. and Evelyn Smith First Amendment Award
Program Number

3275

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The WGBH Forum Network is an audio and video streaming Website dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures given by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders. These events are hosted by world-class cultural and educational organizations in the Greater Boston area. Through this online service thousands of interested people across the world partake of these lectures from the comfort of their home or office at any time they choose. We are proud of the role we serve in our community, of protecting and projecting the public voice; and of informing and inspiring that public voice to foster deeper understanding of and civic engagement in important issues.

Program Description

LOUIS P. AND EVELYN SMITH FIRST AMENDMENT AWARD COKIE ROBERTS, CHIEF CONGRESSIONAL ANALYST, ABC NEWS NINA TOTENBERG, LEGAL AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT, NPR LINDA WERTHEIMER, SENIOR NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT, NPR

FROM WATERGATE TO THE CONFIRMATION HEARINGS OF SAMUEL ALITO, FROM THE REAGAN REVOLUTION TO THE WAR IN IRAQ, THE HIGHLY PRAISED AND WARD-WINNING COVERAGE OF COKIE ROBERTS, NINA TOTENBERG, AND LINDA WERTHEIMER HAS SHED LIGHT ON THE PEOPLE, INSTITUTIONS, AND SOCIAL FORCES SHAPING OUR NATION. IN PRINT, ON TELEVISION, AND MOST NOTABLY, OVER NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO AIRWAVES, THEIR GROUNDBREAKING JOURNALISM HAS NOT ONLY CHANGED THE WAY MILLIONS OF AMERICANS VIEW THEIR COUNTRY AND THEIR WORLD, BUT ALSO HAD A PROFOUND IMPACT ON THE PROFESSION OF BROADCASTING.

COKIE ROBERTS, NINA TOTENBERG, AND LINDA WERTHEIMER RECEIVE THE FORD HALL FORUM'S LOUIS P. AND EVELYN SMITH FIRST AMENDMENT AWARD AND SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS ON THEIR LIVES AND WORK.

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