This week at the First Amendment Center

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Tuesday, Oct. 9: First Amendment Center Founder John Seigenthaler will interview Caroline Kennedy about her new release, Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy, for “A Word on Words.”

Thursday, Oct. 11: Charles Haynes, director of the Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum, and the Interfaith Alliance will release a new resource with answers to frequently asked questions about religious freedom and American Muslims. The guide, “What is the Truth about American Muslims? Questions and Answers,” will be released at 9:30 a.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.


Monday, Oct. 15: First Amendment Center President Ken Paulson will be awarded the 2012 Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism by the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri.  While in Columbia, Ken will also conduct a master class titled “The Digital First Amendment: Free speech in the age of social media.”

Tuesday, Oct. 16: John Seigenthaler will discuss the upcoming election with Fred Davis, media strategist for George W. Bush and John McCain. The program will be held at the First Amendment Center in Nashville with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and the event at 6 p.m. The event is the second in a 2012 Election Series co-hosted by the First Amendment Center and Vanderbilt University.

Thursday, Oct. 18: The Religious Freedom Education Project and WETA will host the premiere of “First Freedom,” a PBS documentary. Charles Haynes will participate in a panel discussion with historians Doug Brinkley and Jon Butler following the 7 p.m. screening in the Annenberg Theater at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, Oct. 18: John Seigenthaler will host a conversation with Jon Meacham, vice president of Random House and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. The 6 p.m. event, with a 5:30 p.m. reception, is the final program in Vanderbilt University’s 2012 Election Series at the First Amendment Center in Nashville.

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