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Judy Woodruff to Give Minow Lecture

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April 19, 2005

Veteran broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff will talk about TV journalism and whether it has fulfilled its promise when she delivers the annual Newton and Josephine Minow Lecture in Communications on Thursday, April 21.

Free and open to the public, Woodruff’s lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in the McCormick Tribune Center Forum, 1870 Campus Drive, on the University’s Evanston campus. Anyone interested in attending “TV Journalism: A Promise Fulfilled” is asked to reply via the conference Web site at <www.northwestern.edu/cics> or call (847) 467-2770.

In 1993, Woodruff joined CNN, where she anchors the weekday “Judy Woodruff's Inside Politics.” She also anchors breaking news and developing stories, which have included the network’s award-winning coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and 2004 presidential election. For 10 years she was chief Washington correspondent for the Public Broadcasting System’s “MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.”

Woodruff served as NBC News’ White House correspondent from 1977 to 1982. Her career began in Atlanta in 1970, first with the CBS affiliate covering the state legislature and later with NBC News. She is a founding co-chair of the International Women's Media Foundation, dedicated to promoting and encouraging women in communication industries worldwide.

The Minow Lecture is presented with the assistance of Northwestern’s Center for International and Comparative Studies and the Medill School of Journalism. It was established by the Minows to bring distinguished members of the communications field to campus to exchange ideas with students and faculty. Previous Minow Lecturers include Walter Cronkite, Carol Simpson, Michael Beschloss, Nan Robertson, Charles Kuralt and Theodore Sorenson.

For advance reservations, visit <www.northwestern.edu/cics> or call (847) 467-2770.

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