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Voices of the Millennium: Of Sophocles, Eminem, and Lady Gaga – John Hockenberry (Grand Rapids)

November 7, 2010
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fountain Street Church
24 Fountain NE
Grand Rapids, MI United States

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Organized by:
Duncan Littlefair Great Speakers Series
Phone: 616-528-0398
Email: info@greatspeakersgr.org


John Hockeberry will speak on “Voices of the Millennium: Permission to Speak for Our Age? Of Sophocles, Eminem, and Lady Gaga.”

If you’ve never heard Hockenberry’s astute and irreverent observations on popular culture and media, you’re in for a unique experience from a remarkable individual. If you have, you know you’ll need to make plans to attend this event. You might also find that John Hockenberry and Duncan Littlefair are far more connected than you ever knew. Don’t miss this.

About John Hockenberry

Co-host of The Take Away

John Hockenberry is the co-host of The Take Away, a national morning news program produced in partnership with The New York Times, the BBC World Service, WNYC, Public Radio International and WGBH Boston. Hockenberry was an anchor for NBC News/MSNBC from the years 1996-2005, and won threeEmmys for his exceptional performance. During his career there, Hockenberry established and anchored Edgewise, an MSNBC program, and reported on major events such as the Kosovo War, the elections of 1996/2000/2004, September 11th, and the Iraq War. He also created and produced the first live streamed audio Internet program from a journalist’s office in 1999 and 2000 as well. Before his career at NBC News/MSNBC, Hockenberry anchored “The DNA Files” for NPR from 1998 to 2003. Hockenberry was awarded two awards for his performance there: The Peabody Award/Robert Wood Johnson Peabody Award (2003); and the Columbia Dupont Award (1999). From 1992-1996, Hockenberry was an anchor for ABC News, and was awarded an Emmy for his coverage of famine and civil war in Somalia, Al Qaeda in Afghanistan in 1993, LA earthquake and “Good Morning America Sunday.” Hockenberry began his journalist career at NPR where he worked as a producer for NPR’s foreign desk from the years 1981 to 1992. During his career there, he was awarded the Peabody Award and the Columbia Dupont Silver Baton for his coverage on the first Intifada, the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Fall of Ceaucescu in Romania and the first Gulf War, including the Kurdish refugee crisis. Hockenberry was presented with the Peabody Award again in 1990. Hockenberry graduated with a Master’s in Journalism from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Chicago.