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Lifelong Learning Series: Truth in Journalism

February 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

CLS is elated to re-start our Lifelong Learning Series with three incredible media powerhouses – John Huey, Former Editor-in-Chief of Time Inc., Robert Anderson, revered producer at “60 Minutes”, and Catherine Olian, “60 Minutes”, NBC, and CBS producer. The wonderful trio will be joining us for a two-day program where they will discuss their extensive experience in the media, press, broadcasting, and how these sectors shape our current social and political climate.

On Thursday night, the three experts will discuss the current climate of journalism through the lens of accuracy and truth. This eye-opening evening will be the perfect segue to the four hour symposium with interactive conversations, including a boxed lunch, on Friday morning.

There are two ticket options for this program, see details below:

TWO-DAY PASS (Thursday, Feb. 17 & Friday, Feb. 18): SOLD OUT

$100 – Includes:

-Admission into the evening discussion panel & reception on Feb. 17 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

-Admission into the Life Long Learning Symposium on Feb. 18 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, which will include group discussion and analysis of the lecture topic.

-A delicious boxed lunch!

-Click here to purchase TWO-DAY PASS tickets.

DISCUSSION ONLY (Thursday, Feb. 17)

$30 – Includes:

-Admission into the evening discussion panel & reception on Feb. 17 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

-Click here to purchase DISCUSSION ONLY tickets. 


About The Speakers:

John Huey is an American journalist and publishing executive who served as the editor-in-chief of Time Inc., at the time the largest
magazine publisher in the United States, overseeing more than 150 titles, including Time, People, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment
Weekly and InStyle. He previously served as the editor of Fortune, Atlanta bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal and founding managing editor, and later editor, of The Wall Street Journal Europe. After serving as a naval intelligence officer, he became a reporter for the Dekalb New Era, a local weekly newspaper in Georgia. Huey then joined The Atlanta Constitution, reporting on crime, politics and general features. In 1975, he joined The Wall Street Journal as a reporter in the Dallas bureau. In 1982, he moved to Brussels to help launch the Wall Street Journal Europe as its managing editor, serving under its editor Norman Pearlstine. Huey became the paper editor a year later. He returned to the United States in 1985 to become a senior special writer for the Wall Street Journal. He took the top editorial job at Time Inc. in 2006, becoming the company’s sixth editor-in-chief since it was founded, with oversight of 3500 journalists. As editor-in-chief, he created the CNNMoney website with Turner Broadcasting System, combining editorial content from CNN, Fortune and Money.  In 2013, Huey received the Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Huey served as member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the advisory board of the Poynter Institute and the Peabody Awards. He hosts the “Whole Hog” podcast about Southern culture for Garden & Gun.

Bob Anderson is an easily recognizable name to regular “60 Minutes” viewers, as it has appeared before some of the broadcast’s most indelible
stories: deep investigations, interviews with world leaders, and human-interest stories that pique curiosity and tug at the heart. It is a name that has opened more than 180 stories on “60 Minutes” — more than any other producers in the broadcast’s history. Anderson began his career as a reporter in Cedar Rapids before producing local news in Louisville and Philadelphia. He joined CBS News in 1979 as a producer in the Chicago bureau and went on to become the network’s Tokyo bureau chief. Bob Anderson joined “60 Minutes” as a producer in 1990. Following his stint in Asia, Anderson returned to the CBS News Washington bureau, where he covered the 1984 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. He moved to New York to produce for the CBS Evening News and later worked as the network’s foreign editor.

Catherine Olian is a multi-award winning television and digital producer, director, and writer. She has produced and
reported 80 stories for “60 Minutes”, as well producing for NBC News, Bloomberg TV, Retro Report/NYT, various CBS News programs, and “The Years of Living Dangerously”, a documentary series for Showtime. Olian covered stories in over 40 countries and easily works with people from all walks of life. She possesses a great talent for reporting and storytelling to produce content with impact. Olian regularly works with high profile talent such as Kate Snow, Harry Smith, Natalie Morales, Lesley Stahl, Olivia Munn, and previously worked with Morley Safer and Bob Simon. As a PR consultant, she has helped clients tell their stories and get media attention online, as well as in traditional media. She is an adjunct professor at Fordham University, teaching graduate students in Communications. Olian has won 6 Emmy Awards, a Columbia Dupont Award, 2 Peabody Awards and 2 RFK Awards for her work.


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