Herblock: The Black and the White – introduced by Ward Just

| 2013 | 95 min. | |

Saturday September 07, 2013


$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

Herbert Block’s career at The Washington Post spanned fifty-five years and thirteen presidents, a timeframe in which he claimed three Pulitzer Prizes, the Medal of Freedom and a significant role in President Nixon’s resignation. Ben Bradlee, Tom Brokaw, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Jules Feiffer, Ted Koppel and Jon Stewart are among the witnesses to Block’s life, work and indelible contribution to American satire in this inviting documentary.

 

Ward Just will be out guest introducer for HERBLOCK: THE BLACK AND WHITEAn acclaimed novelist and short story writer, Ward Just began his career as a reporter, first for the Waukegan (Il.) News-Sun, then Newsweek and later The Washington Post. As the Vietnam correspondent for The Washington Post, Just earned a reputation for fearlessness, venturing far into the field to report the war firsthand. Badly wounded during one of these missions, Just refused to be airlifted out until all the enlisted men who had been similarly wounded were taken to safety. This incident is portrayed in Michael Herr’s book, Dispatches and in Just’s own critically acclaimed memoir of the Vietnam War, To What End?

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"Herbert Block is one of the most important journalists of our time, and this film and his life’s work is a testament that great journalism isn’t just reporting the news, but having something to say."

--Tyler Osborne, Under the Gun Review

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