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Reclaiming the American Dream: A Conversation with Hedrick Smith

Reclaiming the American Dream: A Conversation with Hedrick Smith

Event details

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
9:30am to 11:30am PDT
2101 Fourth Avenue Suite 650 Seattle WA 98121

About this event

Philanthropy Northwest and Seattle CityClub are pleased to invite you to an interactive conversation with Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter, Emmy award-winning documentary producer for PBS and PBS Frontline, and Executive Editor of Reclaim the American Dream – an informational website and movement committed to restoring democracy, reducing inequality, and rebuilding the power of the people.

Hedrick has written and spoken extensively about the causes and implications of America’s power and financial divide. In his April 2015 TEDx talk, he challenged all of us to think about the implications of living in a nation where “Wall Street celebrates and Main Street stagnates”. 

Please join us for a conversation in which we will explore:
  • Strategies for rebuilding the economic vitality of the middle class;
  • Successful grassroots movements that have impacted everything from student debt relief to campaign finance reform; and
  • Inclusive capitalism that supports equal participation in the political process.
Program Information:
  • Date: September 9, 2015
  • Time: 9:30-11:30, Pacific
  • Location: Philanthropy Northwest Office & Webinar
  • In-person space is limited to 20 individuals.  
  • Registration is required; WebEx details provided after registration. 
Thank you to The Kirkpatrick Family Foundation for their generous support of this event. 
More about Hedrick Smith:
Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and Emmy award-winning producer/correspondent, has established himself over the past 50 years as one of America’s premier journalists. His current best-seller, “Who Stole the American Dream?” is a startling and revealing portrait of the past 30 years of U.S. political and economic history, hailed both for its compelling stories and ”brilliant analysis.” 
In 26 years with The New York Times, Smith served in Saigon, Cairo, Paris, the American South and as bureau chief in Moscow and Washington. In 1971, he was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team for the Pentagon Papers series and in 1974, he won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting from Russia and Eastern Europe.
His subsequent book The Russians was a No.1 American best-seller translated into 16 languages. Smith’s next book, The Power Game: How Washington Works, was bedside reading for President Clinton. Many members of Congress used it as a political bible. He has written three other best-sellers.
For PBS, Hedrick Smith has created 26 prime-time specials and mini-series since 1989 on such varied topics as “Inside the Terror Network,” “Is Wal-Mart Good for America?” “The Wall Street Fix,” “Inside Gorbachev’s USSR,” “Can You Afford to Retire?” and “Rediscovering Dave Brubeck.”  He has won most of television’s top awards including two Emmys, two national public service awards, and two Dupont-Columbia Gold batons for the best public affairs programs on U.S. television in 1991 and in 2002.