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Media Advisory

Dan Rather on the media

17 April 2006

ATTENTION: Political and media writers, editors

Contact: Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations
(510) 643-5651 kmaclay@berkeley.edu

"Is the Media Failing America?" a conversation between veteran newsman Dan Rather and Orville Schell, dean of the University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. Rather was anchor and managing editor for CBS Evening News for 24 years. Now he serves as a correspondent for "60 Minutes" and also hosts and produces Discovery Channel programs examining major global topics and events.

7:30 - 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 25

Wheeler Auditorium, near the center of campus. For a map, see: http://www.berkeley.edu/map/.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Zellerbach Auditorium Ticket Office by calling (510) 642-9988, or online at the ticketing website. UC Berkeley students with identification will be admitted free of charge.

Media wishing to attend should contact Kathleen Maclay in Media Relations at (510) 643-5651 by Friday, April 21.

A webcast of the event will be online about 48 hours afterwards, at: http://journalism.berkeley.edu/events/video/.