The Freedom Forum was founded in 1991 when the Gannett Foundation, started by publisher Frank E. Gannett as a charitable foundation to aid communities where his company had newspapers, sold its name and assets back to Gannett Company for $670 million. Retired Gannett chairman and USA Today newspaper founder Al Neuharth took the money and the shell of the foundation and formed the Freedom Forum. Wikipedia*
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Freedom Forum has hosted 176 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1989 Forum. The year with the most events was 1997 with 33 events. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 2012 with an average of 6,849 views per video. Most appearances with Charles L. Overby (22), John Milewski (16), Adam Clayton Powell III (13). Most common tags: Journalism, Online Technology, Newspapers.