University President Mary Sue Coleman, “60 Minutes'” Mike Wallace, and journalists from the British Broadcasting Corporation, The New York Times, and Columbia Broadcasting System affiliates were among the distinguished guests at the 17th annual Graham Hovey Lecture Friday afternoon.
Frederick de Sam Lazaro, a correspondent for the Public Broadcasting Service program “Newshour with Jim Lehrer,” and former Journalism Fellow, was the featured speaker.
Charles Eisendrath, director of the Journalism Fellows, opened the program by discussing last year’s lecture. The lecture was inconveniently scheduled for Sept. 13, two days after the terrorist attacks. The speaker canceled and much of the expected audience did the same, but the program went on.
“We didn’t cancel because journalism doesn’t ever cancel. It’s one of the glories of the profession,” Eisendrath said.