East West Center Hosting Award Winning Author Lou Cannon

The East West Center is holding an event where Lou Gannon will be talking on the topic of:

“Journalism on the Brink? The Decline of Newspapers, the Rise of the Internet, and the Trivialization of Political Coverage.”

Where: Garden Level, EWC Hawaii Imin Int’l Conference Center, (1777 East-West Road)
When: October 20, 2008

5:00 p.m. (Free admission and open to the public.)

I wish I was still living on Oahu, because I would be sure to be at this presentation by the award winning author.

“…Cannon worked 26 years for The Washington Post as political reporter, White House correspondent, columnist, and Los Angeles bureau chief. He has also written cover stories for California Journal, National Review, and The New York Times Magazine, contributed op-ed articles to The New York Times and L.A. Times, and has been a frequent commentator on television and radio.

Cannon has won numerous awards including the White House Correspondents Association coveted Aldo Beckman award (1984) for overall excellence in presidential coverage, and the Gerald R. Ford Prize (1988) for distinguished reporting on the Nixon, Ford, and Reagan presidencies…”

I used to work for a couple of School Papers, and I only wish that we had the Internet to “Break” stories back then.

…Clearly it’s dangerous for historians to wield the “worst president” label like a scalp-hungry tomahawk simply because they object to Bush’s record. But we live in speedy times and, the truth is, after six years in power and barring a couple of miracles, it’s safe to bet that Bush will be forever handcuffed to the bottom rungs of the presidential ladder. The reason: Iraq… Lou Cannon in the Wahington Post

One Response

  1. So, can you tell us Oahu folks when he’ll be speaking at EWC? :)

    Damon – Oops… Added, and I hope someone is able to podcast this or stream it somewhere. How much you want to bet we don’t see this in any major papers?

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