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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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Nashville premiere set for civil rights documentary

Feb. 9, 2016—The civil rights documentary "Eyes on Mississippi" will have its Nashville premiere Feb. 25 at the John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt University.

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Veteran Republican political consultant to appear Oct. 16

Oct. 2, 2012—Fred Davis, who served as a media strategist for both George W. Bush and John McCain, will be the second guest in the three-part Election Event Series being sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the First Amendment Center, the Vanderbilt Speakers Committee and the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt. Davis will...

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James C. Duff named Freedom Forum president and CEO

Jun. 6, 2011—The Freedom Forum, which operates the Newseum in Washington, D.C., and the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt has named James C. Duff as its next president and chief executive officer. Duff, 57, is the chief administrative officer of the U.S. court system. Since his appointment in 2006 by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., he...

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