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Minnesota Public Radio's Broadcast Journalist Series Continues with Lowell Bergman on April 20, Roger Mudd on May 5

April 7, 2009

WHAT: Minnesota Public Radio welcomes two esteemed journalism veterans for to this spring's Broadcast Journalist Series: Frontline's Lowell Bergman and former major network television anchor Roger Mudd.

About the Broadcast Journalist Series:
Minnesota Public Radio's Broadcast Journalist Series commissions journalists and correspondents for a 24-hour residency. While here, they share their insights on their craft as well as on people and events that impact them professionally.

TICKETS: Admission to the Broadcast Journalist Series is free but tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up at area Bibelot shops.

Schedule:

April 20: Broadcast Journalist Series with Lowell Bergman
Hosted by Minnesota Public Radio's Kerri Miller
Where: Kagin Commons Hill Ballroom, Macalester College, St. Paul

Lowell Bergman is a producer/correspondent for the PBS documentary series Frontline. He is also the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Professor of Investigative Reporting at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught a seminar dedicated to investigative reporting for more than 15 years. He has received honors in both print and broadcasting, including the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, awarded to The New York Times in 2004 for Bergman’s reporting "A Dangerous Business." The story detailed a record of egregious worker safety violations coupled with the systematic violation of environmental laws in the iron sewer and water pipe industry. Bergman was also a longtime 60 Minutes producer.

May 5: Broadcast Journalist Series with Roger Mudd
Hosted by Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Crann
Where: Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, Macalester College, St. Paul

Between 1961 and 1992, Roger Mudd was a correspondent and anchor for CBS and NBC News. He was the documentary host and correspondent for The History Channel from 1995 until he retired in 2004. Mudd won the George Foster Peabody award for "The Selling of the Pentagon" in 1970 and for "Teddy" in 1979 and the Barone Award for Distinguished Washington Reporting in 1990.


Press Contacts:
Christina Schmitt
Minnesota Public Radio
651-290-1449
cschmitt@mpr.org

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