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Bill Geist to Receive Marist College Lowell Thomas Award
PR Newswire (press release) - New York, NY, USA - Bill Geist, known for his humorous commentary and chronicling of America and Americans in his role as a correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, is the recipient of the 2007 Marist College Lowell Thomas Award. Geist will be honored at a luncheon at the University Club in Manhattan on September 27.

"Lowell Thomas knew how to tell a story, whether it was about his travels with Allenby in Palestine, his visit with the then-14 year-old-Dalai Lama, or average Americans across our nation," said Marist College President Dennis J. Murray. "Today, no one in broadcast journalism is a better story teller than
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Dealing With Subway Panhandlers
New York Times
To the Editor: Re “Why Do I Give on the Subway?” (Op-Ed, Dec. 22):. Rick Hamlin's article reminded me of a conversation at a long-ago dinner party about giving money to the homeless. The majority argued that we should not: That's what we pay taxes for ...

Omaha World-Herald

Grace: Law change forcing Oregonians to pump their own gas has some hardy Omahans saying 'they need to suck it up'
Omaha World-Herald
JERSEY.” Somehow, one gets the feeling that if New Jersey ever does follow suit and its residents complain, the Internet will be silent. Would you call someone from Jersey soft? Speaking of soft, not all Omahans are hardy souls. The cold wave has been ...


Lester Holt Named 2017 Fred Friendly Award Honoree
NBC's Lester Holt will be honored by Quinnipiac University as its 24th Fred Friendly honoree. The award honors a broadcast journalist whose work “reflects the ideals of Fred Friendly, former president of CBS News and a strong advocate of freedom of ...

University revokes Charlie Rose's Fred Friendly award
Quinnipiac Chronicle
After reports of eight instances of inappropriate behavior in the workplace, Charlie Rose, former television journalist and talk show host, lost his Fred Friendly First Amendment Award. Following discussion and action at the president's cabinet meeting ...

Quinnipiac University honors Lester Holt at 24th annual Fred Friendly First Amendment Award Luncheon on June 19
PR Newswire (press release)
NEW YORK, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Quinnipiac University presented its Fred Friendly First Amendment Award to Lester Holt, anchor of "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt" and "Dateline NBC," at a luncheon Monday at the Metropolitan Club ...

Stop Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Public Broadcasting
Even the liberal godfather of public broadcasting, the legendary network veteran Fred Friendly -- by this time working for the Ford Foundation -- told a House hearing in 1967, "We must avoid at all costs any situation in which budgets of news and ...


No Health? No Life, Liberty or Happiness
SOME YEARS AGO − considerably more than 20 − the legendary Fred Friendly gave me a pocket-size paperback containing the full texts of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and the Amendments. Friendly, who died in 1998 ...
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