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   from the issue of March 31, 2005

Goodman to appear at Ross

Amy Goodman, internationally acclaimed journalist and host of the nationally broadcast daily radio/TV news hour "Democracy Now!," brings her "Un-Embed the Media!" national tour to the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center at 7 p.m., April 9.

She will be discussing the role of the media in the context of a nation at war, comparing corporate-owned media with the work of independent media. She presents a compelling argument for the importance of independent media to foster dialogue that is vital to a healthy democracy.

Ed Howard, Nebraska State managing editor, will moderate a Q&A session with the audience following her lecture.

KZUM 89.3 FM and the student organization Green Party of UNL are co-sponsoring Goodman's appearance in Lincoln. Goodman's program, "Democracy Now!," airs in over 300 broadcast media markets. Lincoln's KZUM 89.3 FM recently added Democracy Now! (noon on weekdays) to its lineup.

A frequent and dynamic guest on shows such as MSNBC's "Hardball" and on CNN, Goodman is also the author of the best-selling book, The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media that Love Them, (Hyperion Press, paperback release April 2005). Part first person on-the-ground reporting, part old-fashioned muckraking, the fast-paced 350-page expose chronicles the lies of politicians and the corruption of media monopolies.

Goodman has clearly struck a nerve with the American public. Last year, she spoke to sold-out crowds during her 100-city tour that swept the country. The Exception to the Rulers has appeared on many bestseller lists, including in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Book Sense National, and The editors of Publishers Weekly chose, The Exception to the Rulers" as one of the Top 50 Nonfiction books of 2004, and chose it as the top non-fiction book of the 2004 Election Season.

Goodman's reporting has won rave reviews.



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