News anchor, author, journalist to give lecture

October 17, 2012

Peoria, IL (October 17, 2012) Amy Goodman, co-producer and anchor of the alternative news show, “Democracy Now!” and award-winning author and journalist will lecture at Bradley University on October 30.

Goodman’s lecture, titled "The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope," will begin at 7 p.m. in the Michel Student Center ballroom. She will speak about the role of the media in presidential elections as well as the impact of the Citizens United decision on the democratic process. Admission is free and open to the public.

In addition to her work on “Democracy Now!,” which airs daily on more than 1000 public television and radio stations in North America, Goodman is a distinguished author of four New York Times bestsellers. Her latest book, Breaking the Sound Barrier, is a collection of essays on the power of independent journalism in the struggle for social change.  Her first three bestsellers, co-authored with her brother, David Goodman were: Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times (2008), Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back (2006) and The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them (2004).

A question/answer session and a book signing session will follow the lecture. Bradley’s Intellectual and Cultural Activities Committee, the Sociology Club and the Student Activities Budget Review Committee are sponsors of the lecture.