“War and the News: A Humanities Perspective” by Peter Sussman, former editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, award-winning author and journalist, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 16 at the Silver Cultural Arts Center. Sussman will examine many of the issues involved in wartime reporting from his vantage point as an editor for three decades of one of the nation’s leading newspapers.
Sussman’s program, “Bringing the War Home: The Ethics of Wartime Journalism,” will discuss the crucial and difficult choices that editors and reporters must make to balance the safety of troops and secrecy of military strategy with the primary goal of making information available to citizens through the free press.
Organized by the New Hampshire Humanities Council as part of a statewide forum, the event is sponsored locally by Pease Public Library with assistance from PSU. There is no charge, but free tickets are available in advance at the Silver CAC box office or at Pease Public Library, and will also be available at the door.
The follow-up discussion on Monday, October 20 will take place at 7 p.m. in the Pease Public Library. The discussion will be led by John Gfroerer, a N.H.-based documentary film maker, and Lisa Brown, television reporter and producer.
For information, contact Katherine Hillier, 536-2616 at Pease Public Library.