The 2016 Election as an MRI on America

 

August 31, 2016

Hedrick Smith, celebrated author, correspondent and documentary filmmaker, returned to City Club to give us his thoughts on the election season of 2016.

Long time diplomatic correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief for the New York Times, Mr. Smith won a Pulitzer Prize as part of the team that produced the Pentagon Papers series and in 1974 he received another Pulitzer for his reporting on Russia and its Eastern European allies. He produced 28 prime time specials for PBS and two of them, The Wall Street Fix and Can You Afford to Retire?  were recipients of Emmy awards.  His 5 books include the 2012 New York Times bestseller, Who Stole the American Dream? which is still wildly hailed as a primer on what led to the financial collapse.