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‘True Conviction’ film screening at John Seigenthaler Center

Mar. 8, 2019—Please join the Department of Political Science's "Law, Politics and Justice" class for the screening of a compelling Tribeca Film Festival award-winning documentary, True Conviction, which aired nationally on PBS in May 2018.

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Seigenthaler Series: President Trump and the news media

Nov. 11, 2018—First Amendment Center President Ken Paulson will discuss with veteran journalist Marvin Kalb the impact of President Trump’s attacks on the press during the final event of the Seigenthaler Series.

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Seigenthaler Series looks at impact of building ‘The Wall’

Sep. 20, 2018—Three "USA Today" journalists who won a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on the impact of building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico will speak Oct. 3 at the John Seigenthaler Center.

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Seigenthaler Series: Pulitzer Prize winner to discuss cost of war Feb. 6

Feb. 1, 2018—C.J. Chivers, a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer who specializes in military coverage, will discuss “War and Its Costs” Feb. 6 at the John Seigenthaler Center.

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John Seigenthaler’s extraordinary life depicted in new exhibit

Oct. 11, 2017—The First Amendment Center will open an inspiring photo and text display on the life and priorities of the center's founder, John Seigenthaler, Oct. 12.

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Seigenthaler Series features Pulitzer Prize winner Sept. 28

Sep. 20, 2017—Eric Eyre, the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner for investigative reporting, will discuss his series on the opioid crisis at Vanderbilt's John Seigenthaler Center Sept. 28.

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Seigenthaler Series: ‘The Vietnam War’ screening and discussion Sept. 7

Aug. 30, 2017—A discussion and Q&A on the role of the press during the Vietnam War will follow a one-hour screening of "The Vietnam War," a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, at the John Seigenthaler Center Sept. 7.

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Robert Churchwell Sr. centennial celebration set for Sept. 9

Aug. 29, 2017—A celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert Churchwell Sr. is planned for Saturday, Sept. 9, at the John Seigenthaler Center.

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Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame 2017 class named

Aug. 18, 2017—An Emmy-winning writer for 'The Daily Show,' three journalists whose careers have been shaped by innovation, and a woman judge who blazed new trails have been named to the Student Media Hall of Fame.

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Lecture: ‘Preserving Press Credibility in a Polarized Society’ March 16

Mar. 9, 2017—Journalist Margaret Sullivan of "The Washington Post" will speak at the First Amendment Center March 16 as part of the new Seigenthaler Series.

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Race and America discussion is March 1

Feb. 28, 2017—A forum about race in America is scheduled for March 1 at the John Seigenthaler Center.

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Lecture: ‘Pants on Fire: A Fact-checker’s Tales of the 2016 Election’

Jan. 24, 2017—Bill Adair, founder of the PolitiFact website, will discuss "Pants on Fire: A Fact-checker's Tales of the 2016 Election" Feb. 2 at the First Amendment Center.

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