Book Discussion on The Secret Histories: Hidden Truths That Challenged the Past

Mr. Friedman moderated a panel titled “Secret Histories: Uncovering the Past and Influencing the Present” with CBS… read more

Mr. Friedman moderated a panel titled “Secret Histories: Uncovering the Past and Influencing the Present” with CBS correspondent Morley Safer and authors who have written book-length exposes. They discussed when reporters were justified in keeping secrets from their editors and when reporters were justified in giving information to the courts. The participants spoke about the Central Intelligence Agency leak investigation. Following their discussion, the panelists responded to questions and comments from members of the audience.

John Friedman is the author of The Secret Histories: Hidden Truths That Challenged the Past and Changed the World, published by Picador. Journalist and filmmaker John Friedman edited this collection of works from numerous journalists. The contributors wrote about instances in which corporate America, governments, and federal agencies have misled the general public only to be exposed later. Included in the book were contributions from Edward R. Murrow, Bob Woodward, and Seymour Hersh on topics ranging from exposes on big tobacco to the connection between IBM and the Nazis during World War II. close

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Nov 27, 2005
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  • Nov 27, 2005 | 11:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
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  • Mar 13, 2006 | 2:28am EST | C-SPAN 2
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