Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dan Rather to speak at the Newseum

Dan Rather is coming to the Newseum to speak at a public event.

On March 1st at 6:30 p.m., Rather will speak following a viewing of The Insider.

The Insider is a film about a tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand, who agreed to appear on CBS' 60 Minutes to reveal secrets and bad practices within the tobacco industry.   CBS then edited the interview and things went awray both for Wigand and the producer, Lowell Bergman, who had him on.

Russell Crowe stars as Wigand, Al Pacino as Lowell Bergman, and Christopher Plummer as 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace.

Following the viewing, Rather will discuss the film and take audience questions.

More information is available here from the Newseum; tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the Newseum.

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