Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to discuss his career on "Conversations from St. Norbert College" television show

Beginning Friday, June 5

From St. Norbert College, May 27, 2009
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Haynes Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best selling author and television commentator, will be the special guest during the June "Conversations from St. Norbert College" television show, hosted by dean and academic vice president of the college, Michael Marsden. They will discuss Johnson's career and achievements.

Johnson holds a master's degree in American history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is now the Knight Chair at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

After serving for three years as a first lieutenant in artillery during the Korean War, Johnson began his newspaper career in 1956 as a reporter for the Wilmington News-Journal. In 1966 he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished national reporting of the civil rights struggle in Selma, Ala. At its May commencement ceremony, St. Norbert College awarded Johnson, who was the commencement speaker, an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in recognition of his lifelong service to journalism and American political thought, along with his many other personal achievements.

Johnson has reported on virtually every major national and international news event in the past four decades and he is the author of many books about the American political and cultural landscape. He appears regularly on the PBS-TV programs "Washington Week in Review" and "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer."

"Conversations from St. Norbert College" is broadcast every Friday in June, beginning June 5 at 6:30 p.m. New shows appear the first Friday of each month. The series airs on TWCT Time Warner Cable Television Channel 4 in Green Bay, Howard/Suamico, and Seymour; Channel 4 in the Fox Cities, Channel 2 in Neenah/Menasha, and on NET cable Channel 46 in Pulaski.

The show also airs on St. Norbert College Channel 5 in De Pere, Ashwaubenon and Bellevue Sundays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

The show may also be seen on Wisconsin on Demand (WIoD), Time Warner Cable's local video on demand channel 1111. It is all local, all the time and available free to Time Warner Cable's digital cable customers in 70 communities in northeast Wisconsin.

"Conversations from St. Norbert College" is also airing in Milwaukee, Marshfield, Wausau, Wisconsin Rapids and Upper Michigan.

For more information or to watch it online, visit the show's website, http://www.snc.edu/communications/conversations/.