Wednesday, November 30, 2011
What's Wrong with American News? And Why It's Your Fault!
Josh Rushing is an award-winning journalist, author, blogger and leading voice in international affairs. A former U.S. Marine captain with 14 years of service, Rushing was a public affairs officer at Central Command in Qatar during Operation Iraqi Freedom. His efforts to communicate the American message on Al Jazeera Arabic were captured in the 2004 documentary, Control Room, and made Rushing an accidental celebrity. In 2004 he resigned from the military, and a year later he went to work for Al Jazeera’s new English-language international news network as a military and current affairs correspondent. That transformation is at the center of his 2007 book, Mission Al Jazeera: Build a Bridge, Seek the Truth, Change the World. Rushing co-hosts Fault Lines, AJE’s flagship program about the Americas, which recently began its third season.
$8 General Public
$6 UW System Faculty/Staff • Age 62 & Over
$4 UW System Student • Age 17 & Under
Student tickets are half price until the day of the event
This event will be signed for the deaf and hard of hearing. Assistive listening devices and large-print programs are also available upon request.
Funded by the students of UW-Eau Claire, The Forum is funded in part by Visit Eau Claire ... The Unexpected Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Radio, WHYS Radio and Community Television have contributed generous promotional support.
Control Room will screen December 1–4 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in Davies Theatre. The film will be presented by the International Film Society.