The seventh annual McCarthey Family Foundation Lecture Series: In Praise of Independent Journalism featuring Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author & presidential historian, will take place Saturday, October 27, 2012, 7:00 p.m. at the Philip G. McCarthey Campus, 720 South Guardsman Way, Rowland Hall St. Mark’s. Goodwin will discuss “The Legacy of Theodore Roosevelt's Bully Pulpit in Today’s Era of Journalism and Politics.” The lecture is open to the public at no charge. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian, has been reporting on politics and baseball for more than two decades. She was an on-air consultant for PBS documentaries about Lyndon B. Johnson, the Kennedy Family, Franklin Roosevelt and Ken Burns’ “The History of Baseball.” Following her tenure at Harvard where she earned a Ph.D. and taught Government, Goodwin served as an assistant to Lyndon Johnson and later assisted Johnson in the preparation of his memoirs. Goodwin authored Lyndon Johnson & The American Dream, a New York
Times “Best Seller.” The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, a New York Times “Best Seller” was made into an ABC miniseries. No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The American Home Front During World War II, another New York Times “Best Seller,” won the Pulitzer Prize among other notable awards. Goodwin's Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir, a New York Times “Best Seller” and Book-of-the- Month Club selection, recounts her growing up in love with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Her most recent work, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, topping The New York Times “Best Seller” list, won the 2006 Lincoln Prize and several other distinguished honors. Stephen Spielberg’s film based on Team of Rivals will be in theaters November 9th. Goodwin is currently at work on a book about Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft and the “golden age of journalism.”
About The McCarthey Family Foundation Lecture Series: In Praise of Independent Journalism: Honoring a commitment initiated by their great-grandfather, United States Senator Thomas Kearns, who purchased The Salt Lake Tribune in 1901, and the request of their father Thomas K. McCarthey to cultivate a “lasting legacy for an independent press,” today’s Trustees established this public forum. In recognition of the vital role an independent press plays in a true democracy, the Series presents public lectures by and concerning journalists who have demonstrated the highest level of courageous and thoughtful reporting.