NPR Host Tom Ashbrook to Discuss News Career
Tom Ashbrook, host of National Public Radio’s ‘On Point,’ will share his perspective on the news world, in a talk at First Congregational Church in Manchester at 7 on Wednesday, November 6. His talk, ‘A Life in the News,’ is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.
Ashbrook will consider how the landscape and definition of news has changed during his career, beginning as a cub newspaper reporter at the South China Morning Post to the Boston Globe, the Internet start-up world, and NPR post-9/11.
Ashbrook is an award-winning journalist who came to public radio following the attacks of September 11, 2001, when he was enlisted by NPR and WBUR-Boston for special coverage. His career in journalism spans 20 years as a foreign correspondent, newspaper editor and author. He is a recipient of the Livingston Prize for National Reporting and is host of ‘On Point’ on NPR.
The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month, October through May, statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Manchester are hosted by Mark Skinner Library. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public.
The Vermont Department of Libraries is the statewide underwriter of First Wednesdays. ‘A Life in the News’ is sponsored by Vermont Public Radio. Mark Skinner Library is sponsored by the Perfect Wife Restaurant and Tavern, the Spiral Press Café and Vermont Renewable Fuels.
For information, call Mark Skinner Library at 802-362-2607.