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Truthdig's Inaugural Fundraising Dinner took place on May 1st, 2011.


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While the dinner was taking place,
the world learned of Osama bin Laden's death.
Moments later, Chris Hedges spoke to the crowd.

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Inaugural Fundraising Dinner


Sunday May 1, 2011 • Los Angeles, CA



Dinner Chairs


Norman Lear & Warren Beatty


Celebrating Truthdig's book by Chris Hedges, The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress, Robert Scheer's 75th birthday and the launch of the Truthdig nonprofit, The Future of Journalism Foundation.

Truthdig was founded five years ago to provide a model of accurate, credible and progressive journalism on the Internet at a time when mainstream media was in meltdown. Truthdig’s wide range of original reporting, commentary, in-depth analysis, news summaries, videos, podcasts, reviews and political cartoons helps fill the void created by the collapse of traditional media. This work has been enjoyed by our more than 50 million readers and recognized in winning many national and local journalism awards, including three Webbys for best political blog. Most recently, Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer received the Society of Professional Journalists’ Distinguished Work in New Media Award for using “the new media’s unique characteristics and capabilities while striving to uphold traditional journalism’s highest standards of honesty, accuracy, responsibility and accountability.” Our new nonprofit, The Future of Journalism Foundation, will uphold those values through a mentor program using veteran reporters to train a new generation of journalists in exploiting the enormous potential of the Internet to save democracy by informing the public, with integrity.



Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges’ book is a collection of his Truthdig columns, which appear every Monday.


Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer’s book has won international praise for its dissection of the economic collapse.

Truthdig Inaugural Fundraising Dinner

Please join us in honoring two of America’s legendary truthdiggers, Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer, as we celebrate Hedges’ new Truthdig book, The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress, Scheer’s 75th birthday and the launch of our nonprofit, The Future of Journalism Foundation.

Scheer and Hedges will discuss the topic “The American Political System: Is it Bankrupt Beyond Solvency?” They will also sign their books.

Sunday
May 1, 2011






Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
6 pm Reception
7 pm Program & Dinner

DRESS CODE
Denim & Diamonds

Dinner Co-Chairs

 Norman Lear & Warren Beatty


Host Committee


Narda Zacchino, Chair


Ken and Katrina Carlson
Geoffrey Cowan
Jodie Evans
Jane Fonda
Whitney Green
Earl Katz & Marge Tabankin
Susan Lyne
Dr. Mary Powers
Judy Balaban Quine
Marlene Share
Betty & Stanley Sheinbaum
Jean Stein
Barbra Streisand
Katrina vanden Heuvel


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