Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

January 30, 2004

Great Decisions Series to Feature Feb. 12 Lecture
on the Ethics of "Embedded" War Journalism

The 47th annual Great Decisions lecture series at Whitworth College features five speakers who will focus on political, cultural and economic subjects of interest to the international community. The program explores issues that Americans can expect to deal with in the new millennium. The public is invited to attend the lectures free of charge.

The first lecture of the 2004 series will feature KXLY News anchor and Emmy Award winner Richard Brown, who will present a lecture on "The Ethics of 'Embedded' War Journalism." The lecture will take place Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m., in the Music Recital Hall at Whitworth. A background book that covers the lecture series, Great Decisions 2004, is available for purchase at the Whitworth Bookstore. Whitworth students may earn one semester credit for attending the series. For more information, please call (509) 777-3270.

Brown has been a member of the KXLY News 4 team since 1998. During the past 20 years, he has worked at stations including WCBS in New York, CNN in Atlanta, and KGO in San Francisco. He has covered earthquakes and fires in California, the 1994 civil war in Rwanda (for which he won a Peabody Award), the civil war in Mozambique, and newsworthy events in many other hot spots around the world.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college enrolls 2,200 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs.


Barbara Brodrick, Politics and History Department academic program assistant, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3270 or bbrodrick@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3279 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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