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Reel Journalism: Past Events

SOC's Nick Clooney was joined by his son, George Clooney, and Bill Small of the National Television Academy at a Reel Journalism® series sponsored by SOC and the Newseum.

The “Reel Journalism” film series, with distinguished journalist-in-residence, Nick Clooney, presents sometimes accurate and sometimes questionable depictions of journalists and journalism. The series provides a forum for discussing the important role of the media in a democratic society.

2010 - 2011 Film Series 

Apr. 26, 2011 - The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Panelists: Andrea Mitchell, NBC's chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports and Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve Chairman.
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Apr. 19, 2011 - The China Syndrome (1979)
Panelist: Diane Sawyer, ABC World News anchor
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Mar. 1, 2011 - The Insider (1999)
Panelist: Dan Rather, Former CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor and anchor of Dan Rather Reports
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Dec. 9, 2010 - The Pelican Brief (1993)
Panelist: Juan Williams, Fox News Commentator

June 14, 2010 - State of Play (2009)
Panelists: David Gregory,'92, host of Meet the Press, and Betsy Fischer, '96, Executive Producer of Meet the Press

May 13, 2010 - The Paper (1994)
Panelists: Maury Povich and Connie Chung

Mar. 22, 2010 - Network (1976)
Panelists: Gordon Peterson, WJLA news anchor and Arch Campbell, WJLA entertainment reporter

Jan. 12, 2010 - Absence of Malice (1981)
Panelist: Brian Williams, NBC Nightly News anchor
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2008 - 2009 Film Series

Dec. 1, 2009 - His Girl Friday (1940)
Panelist: Cokie Roberts

Sept. 14, 2009 - Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Panelists: Floyd Abrams and John Watson

June 1, 2009 - A Mighty Heart (2003)
Panelists: Steve Stecklow, John Bussey, & Steven Levine - Wall Street Journal
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May 18, 2009 - The War Room (1993)
Panelists: George Stephanopoulos, Dee Dee Myers and Paul Begala
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April 14, 2009 - The Soloist (2009)
Panelist: Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times
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March 16, 2009 — All the President’s Men (1976)
Panelists: Bob Woodward, The Washington Post
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Feb. 23, 2009 — Citizen Kane (1941)
Panelists: Tom Shales, '67, The Washington Post; Frank Mankiewicz, vice-chair of Hill & Knowlton as well as a former president of NPR, press secretary to Bobby Kennedy and son of Herman Mankiewicz, co-writer of the film
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Jan. 26, 2009 — Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
Panelists: George Clooney, actor and director, and Bill Small, chairman of news and documentary Emmys at the National Television Academy
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Dec. 8, 2008 — Broadcast News (1987)
Panelists: Susan Zirinsky, CBS News, executive producer of 48 Hours and advisor for the film; Bob Schieffer, CBS News, moderator of Face the Nation
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