Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and Emmy award-winning producer/correspondent, has established himself over the past 50 years of his career as one of America's most distinguished journalists. In 26 years with The New York Times, Smith covered Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights struggle, the Vietnam War in Saigon, the Middle East conflict from Cairo, the Cold War with stints in both Moscow and Washington, and six American presidents and their administrations. In 1971, as chief diplomatic correspondent, he was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that produced the Pentagon Papers series. In 1974, he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting from Russia and Eastern Europe. Smith has worked for PBS, produced dozens of prime time special reports, and won numerous awards. He is author of The Power Game and The Russians.
City Club of Bellingham meets at Northwood Hall. Doors open at 11:15am, a buffet lunch is served at 11:50 a.m., the program starts at 12:20 p.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m. Lunch costs $13 for members and $18 for non-members when purchased in advance on Brown Paper Tickets; IMPORTANT NOTE: ADVANCE TICKET SALES CLOSE at 10:30am, Monday, July 22nd, 2013. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door at the cost of $15 for members and $20 for guests. Learn more about his event at bellinghamcityclub.org. This program is open to the public. Village Books will be selling Hedrick’s book at this event.