Virginia Film Festival: Broadcast News

Still from Broadcast News

20th Century Fox

Virginia Film Festival: Broadcast News

Jim Lehrer, Wyatt Andrews, Frank Dubec

Event Details

With foresight about the fate of news media, Broadcast News follows the interconnected lives of three ambitious workaholics. Caught in a love triangle that develops amidst a network newsroom in Washington, producer Jane Craig must choose between a charismatic anchor, Tom Grunwick, and a brilliant reporter, Aaron Altman. The film delves deeply into issues of journalistic integrity and staging in media ethics that mirror the current landscape and the prevalence of fake news.

Introduction by Frank Dubec (Daily Progress), discussion with journalist and broadcaster Jim Lehrer (The Miller Center), moderated by Wyatt Andrews (UVA)

Presented by The Daily Progress and The Miller Center

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Sunday, November 12, 2017
2:00PM - 4:30PM (EST)
St. Anne’s-Belfield School
2132 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Jim Lehrer

Jim Lehrer

Jim Lehrer, a member of the Miller Center's Governing Council, known to millions of Americans as co-host of the PBS NewsHour and the moderator of dozens of presidential and vice-presidential debates, began his journalism career as a newspaper reporter at the Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Times-Herald. Lehrer served as a Marine infantry officer in the 1950’s. He is the author of 21 novels, three non-fiction books, and four plays, and has been awarded honorary degrees by more than 30 colleges and universities. He is also a member of the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Wyatt Andrews

Wyatt Andrews

Wyatt Andrews is a professor of practice in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. From 1984–2015, he was a correspondent for CBS News, covering Asia, Moscow, the State Department, Supreme Court, and White House. He was the principal reporter for the "CBS Evening News" segment "Eye on America" from 1992-2007.

Frank Dubec

Frank Dubec

Frank Dubec is a veteran newspaper advertising executive and the regional advertising director for The Daily Progress. Dubec has 18 years of experience in sales and marketing in Charlottesville. During his 13 years at C-Ville Weekly and Portico Publications, he rose from an account executive to advertising director to vice president and group publisher. In 2013, he formed a design agency serving local and national accounts in strategy.