What is it like to be a foreign correspondent, covering the most dramatic stories in some of the world’s most hostile places? How—and why—has the state of the American press changed in the last 20 years and what are the challenges facing journalists today?
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lewis M. Simons, a New Jersey native, former U.S. Marine, and graduate of New York University and Columbia University, will address these questions and more. Join Chevy Chase At Home to learn more about Simons and his extraordinary career.
Pulitzer Prize winner Lewis M. Simons began his career in 1967 as a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press, at the height of the Vietnam War. He went on to international postings for The Washington Post, Time Magazine, and Knight-Ridder Newspapers. Simons has been a foreign correspondent and investigative journalist for half a century, reporting throughout Asia and the Middle East. He covered the Vietnam War, opened the world's eyes to the terror in Tiananmen Square, was expelled from India for revealing Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s abuses and saved the life of a teen-aged Tibetan monk.
Simons won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1986 for exposing the billions that the Marcos family looted from the Philippines. These events led to the People Power revolution and the fall of the government. Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism called the exposé one of the “50 Great Stories of the Century.” In his newest book, To Tell the Truth, with a foreword by the Dalai Lama, Simons chronicles a world of poverty living side-by-side with extreme wealth, war and murder, larceny and government corruption.
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