Jeremy Scahill Visits Madison this weekend!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 |

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WORT-FM is very pleased to welcome award-winning author, journalist & filmmaker Jeremy Scahill to Madison this weekend.

Jeremy Scahill has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Nigeria, Yemen, the former Yugoslavia and elsewhere across the globe. Scahill has been a frequent guest on WORT and a wide array of other programs including The Rachel Maddow Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Democracy Now!. He has also appeared on ABC World News, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, BBC, Al Jazeera, CNN, The NewsHour, and Bill Moyers Journal. Scahill’s work has sparked several Congressional investigations and won some of journalism’s highest honors. He was twice awarded the prestigious George Polk Award, in 1998 for foreign reporting and in 2008 for his book Blackwater.

Scahill is author of the brand book from Nation Books, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, and is the co-writer and co-producer of the documentary feature film, Dirty Wars.  The film won the Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival 2013 and is now being distributed by IFC Films to theaters throughout the United States.dirtywars

Jeremy Scahill will be in Madison on Friday, August 9th, and Saturday, August 10th, at the Sundance Cinemas, 430 N. Midvale Blvd., to launch the Madison premiere of his new film “Dirty Wars”. He will be doing a Q & A following the film of Friday after the 6:50pm show, and Saturday after the 6:50pm show.

Tickets for all of the screenings can be reserved online at Sundance Cinemas.

You may also purchase tickets to the Saturday, August 10th (for the 6:50pm screening only) through WORT-FM by calling 608-256-2001 and leaving your name with the receptionist.

In addition, Jeremy will be holding a special “meet & greet” for WORT donors (there is a cost for this event). If you are interested, please call 608-256-2001 and ask Norm or Jim for details.

 

Operations Coordinator
Norm has been working at the station in music and news programming since 1983.

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