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Former 'Frontline,' '60 Minutes' producer Lowell Bergman to speak at Flagler College

March 1, 2015 9:32 AM
Lowell Bergman

Award-winning journalist Lowell Bergman, a former producer with "Frontline" and "60 Minutes" will speak on his experiences in investigative journalism when he visits Flagler College on March 8.

Best known for his work producing CBS News' "60 Minutes," and for covering topics from Al Qaeda’s terrorist activities to Dick Cheney and Halliburton, Bergman will be attending the college's 10th annual Communication Week as a keynote speaker.

"We wanted to do something huge for the 10th COM Week celebration,” Communication Department Chair Tracy Halcomb said. “We were lucky enough to secure Mr. Lowell Bergman of CBS and PBS fame. He will be fantastic. What a perfect way to celebrate the theme for this year … #ADecadeOfSuccess.”

Bergman is the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Journalism at the University of California Berkeley and the coordinator of a forthcoming collaboration with Univision and PBS “Frontline” on a sequel to the award-winning documentary “Rape in the Fields.” He was a senior producer and consultant to PBS “Frontline” until 2015.

He has received numerous Emmys, as well as five Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University silver and golden Baton Awards, three Peabody Awards, a Polk Award, a Sidney Hillman Award for labor reporting, the Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism and the James Madison Freedom of Information Award for Career Achievement from The Society of Professional Journalists.

Each spring the communication department and the college’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America sponsor and host “COM week” featuring speakers with a variety of backgrounds and experience in all areas of communication.

Bergman's talk will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 8 in the Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St. It is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Orne at Orne287@flagler.edu.