One of America’s most distinguished journalists, Hedrick Smith, will discuss his book, Who Stole the American Dream?, at the Friendship Heights Village Center on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and editor was with the New York Times for 26 years and was a principal panelist on Washington Week in Review and a special correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer for 25 years. His documentary work has won many of television’s major awards, including two Emmy Awards. In 1971, as chief diplomatic correspondent, he was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that produced the Pentagon Papers series. In 1974, he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting from Russia and Eastern Europe. Who Stole the American Dream? explains how our nation moved from an era of middle class prosperity and power and effective bipartisan politics in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, to today's polarized politics and gaping inequalities in the economy and a middle class. There is no cost for this event. Friendship Heights Village Center is located at 4433 S. Park Avenue in Chevy Chase. Please sign up in advance by calling the Village Center at 301-656-2797. Copies of the book, provided by Politics and Prose, will be available for purchase.