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William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. University professors will discuss titles about his life and times, including three of his plays. We will also discuss how Shakespeare relates to us and our times.
December 1, 2016. Thursday, 7 P.M. - Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. Led by Kathryn MacKay, WSU.
Much Ado About Nothing is a comedic play by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599, as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career. The play was included in the First Folio, published in 1623.
From the founding fathers to the digital age and from the abolition of slavery to the war on terror, in the “All the News Fit to Print” reading/discussion series we’ll discuss the past, present, and future of the American news media.
January 5, 2017. Thursday, 7 P.M. - Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Off the Lights by Robert McChesney and Victor Pickard. Led by Jean Norman, WSU.
The sudden meltdown of the news media has sparked one of the liveliest debates in recent memory. Soon to become the essential guide to the journalism crisis, this book is both a primer on the news media today and a chronicle of a key historical moment in the transformation of the press.
February 2, 2017. Thursday, 7 P.M. - Deadlines and Disruptions by Stephen Shepard. Led by Nicola Corbin, WSU.
A top editor’s take on the state of journalism today. This is a personal and insightful book about one of the most important questions of our time, how will journalism make the transition to the digital age?
A perceptive and witty exploration of the most volatile period in the history of the American Press. Eric Burns tells of Ben Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and Sam Adams—the leading journalists of the Founding Fathers; of George Washington and John Adams, the leading disdainers of journalists; and Thomas Jefferson, the Leading manipulator of journalists.
April 6, 2017. Thursday, 7 P.M. - All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Led by John Sillito, WSU.
The most devastating political detective story of the century: the inside account of the two Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate scandal.
May 4, 2017. Thursday, 7 P.M. - Reporting the War: Freedom of the Press from the American Revolution to War on Terrorism by John Byrne Cooke. Led by Brandon Little, WSU.
John Byrne Cooke’s fascinating look at wartime reporting from the American Revolution to Iraq. The press has influenced public perception of wars, and often affected their course.
June 1, 2017. Thursday, 7 P.M. - Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth’s Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman. Led by Susan Matt, WSU.
On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young female reporter, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day and heading in the opposite direction by train was a young journalist from Cosmopolitan magazine, Elizabeth Bisland. Each woman was determined to outdo Jules Verne’s fictional hero and circle the globe in less than 80 days.
July 6, 2017. Thursday, 7 P.M. - Reporting Under Fire: 16 Daring Women War Correspondents and Photojournalists by Kerrie Logan Hollihan. Led by Kathryn MacKAY, WSU.
A profile of 16 courageous women, “Reporting under Fire” tells the story of journalists who risked their lives to bring back what they witnessed at the front lines. These war correspondents share an ambition: to witness war firsthand, and to share what they learn via words or images.
August 3, 2017. Thursday, 7 P. M. - Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church by the investigative staff of the Boston Globe. Led by Jay Hart, WSU.
Here are the devastating revelations that triggered a crisis within the Catholic Church. Here is the truth about the scores of abusive priests who preyed upon innocent children and the senior Church officials who covered up their crimes.
October 5, 2017. Thursday, 7 P.M. - Lincoln and the Power of the Press by Harold Holzer. Led by Richard Sadler, WSU.
Lincoln believed that with public sentiment nothing can fail, without it, nothing can succeed. The author makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Lincoln’s leadership by showing how deftly he managed his relations with the press of his day to move public opinion forward to preserve the Union and abolish slavery.
Washington, D.C. might be loathed from every corner of the nation, yet these are fun and busy days at this nexus of big politics, big money, big media, and big vanity.
December 7, 2017. Thursday, 7 P.M. - Personal History by Katharine Graham. Led by Carol McNamara, WSU.
An extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book of America’s most famous and admired women. It is the story of Graham’s parents, the multimillionaire father who left private business and government service to buy and restore the down and out Washington Post, and the formidable, self-absorbed mother who was more interested in her political and charity work, than her children.
It is the story of how The Washington Post struggled to succeed under the leadership of her father, her husband and then herself. Katherine writes of her life in Washington and the most dramatic moments of her stewardship of the Post (including the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, and the Pressmen’s strike) with acuity, humor and good judgement.
Brigham City Library
Series 2016: Shakespeare: His Life and Times
Series 2017: All the News Fit to Print
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