Monday, April 23, 2012
The NBC news anchor spoke in Somerville Monday at Tufts University's Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism.
In the age of Super PACs, the roll of the media as "watch dog" over political advertising will become even more important, Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, told an audience at Tufts University in Somerville Monday. Williams, speaking at the Seventh Annual Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism, also talked about the upcoming presidential election, the state of network news, his reputation as a funny guy and his daughter, Allison Williams, who's making a name for herself as an actress on HBO and elsewhere. Here's some of what Williams said: Williams, who received criticism from Newt Gingrich when the NBC anchor told a Florida debate audience to remain quiet during the forum, defended his decision. In …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Williams will discuss politics and election coverage on April 23. Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, "father of microcredit," will speak April 20.
Brian Williams, anchor of NBC Nightly News, will discuss politics and election coverage at the seventh annual Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism at Tufts University on April 23, according to an announcement from the university. The forum takes place at 12 p.m. at the Granoff Music Center, and it's free and open to the public. Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, is considered a father of the microcredit movement and was named one of "the 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time" by Fortune Magazine. He speaks at 4 p.m. on April 20 at the Aidekman Arts Center. Those interested in seeing Yunus should reserve free tickets by calling Heather Montana at 617-627-4230.
Friday, February 17, 2012
The anchor of NBC Nightly News will speak at the Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism on April 23.
Editor's note: The following was provided by Tufts University: MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. – "NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor Brian Williams will discuss political and election news coverage at the seventh annual Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism at Tufts University on Monday, April 23, at 12 p.m. The forum, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the on Tufts University's Medford/Somerville campus. Williams has become the most highly decorated evening news anchor of the modern era and is seen by more U.S. television viewers on a daily basis than any other individual. In addition to serving over seven years as anchor of the "NBC Nightly News," Williams recently launched "Rock Center with Brian …