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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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Bar Tackles Sex Harassment, Fake News and Gun Control
It was a Fred Friendly-style exploration of the issues raised by sexual harassment claims, including challenges for companies, plaintiffs, attorneys, judges and media. The format is a tradition at the annual bar media conference. ADVERTISEMENT. Retired ...

March 9
1954 – McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, “A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy”, produced by Fred Friendly. 1956 – Soviet forces suppress mass demonstrations in the Georgian SSR, reacting to Nikita Khrushchev's de ...

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Changing Landscape for Aspiring Black Journalists
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
SPMJ jumpstarted minority hiring in newsrooms 50 years ago, when it was started at Columbia University by CBS News president and Columbia journalism professor Fred Friendly. Maynard 200 reflects a recognition by some in the largely White and male ...

Quinnipiac Chronicle

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 ...


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 ...

PR Newswire (press release)

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 ...

Vanity Fair

How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever
Vanity Fair
Murrow and a rising CBS News executive named Fred Friendly were preoccupied with solid, consequential radio journalism; they looked down on this new invention called television. So TV, by default, became Don's domain. And he quickly became a pioneer in ...
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