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Lara Logan Live From The DuPont Winners’ Circle

We are excited to be streaming a conversation with Lara Logan, CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent, live from the duPont Winners’ Circle at Columbia Journalism School this Friday at 9:30AM EST.  You can tune in live at Columbia Journalism’s station on BlogTalkRadio here.
The discussion will be moderated by duPont Juror and former ABC News executive A’Lelia Bundles.  The duPont-Columbia University Awards have recognized excellence in broadcast journalism for the past 70 years so we are honored to give access to our listeners to this exclusive event.

Lara will discuss her career and her 2012 duPont Award-winning story from September 2010 CBS News “60 Minutes: A Relentless Enemy” about the war in Afghanistan. The conversation will also cover what it’s like to work as a foreign correspondent today, Logan’s almost two decade career covering news and conflicts around the world, her work at CBS News 60 Minutes and challenges and opportunities for journalists today. Also appearing with Logan will be longtime CBS News cameraman Ray Bribiesca who shot the breathtaking combat footage in the award winning piece.

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Guilty of Espionage (Though No Need for ‘Censorship’), Allen West Tells ‘AACONS’ Host Marie Stroughter

Leave it to African American Conservatives host Marie Stroughter to get political bigwigs not only talking but making headlines to boot.

Case in point, Allen West, the retired Amy Lt. Colonel who last month was elected the first African American representative from the state of Florida in 134 years.

At around 12 p.m. ET yesterday, the ThinkProgress blog cited Marie’s Dec. 7 interview with the incoming U.S. congressman, namely his position that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is guilty of espionage —and that the American media is complicit in that capital offense.

CAPTION: Allen: Calls for censoring U.S. news outlets that enabled WikiLeaks' classified-documents dump.

Allen: Harshly critical of U.S. news outlets that enabled WikiLeaks' classified-documents dump.

Several hours later, CBS News followed suit, as reporter Lucy Madison wrote that “West called for the censorship of media outlets publishing information obtained by WikiLeaks.”

She also cited comments from his BlogTalkRadio interview:

“‘Regardless of whether or not you think this really does cause any harm, the fact [is] that, here is an individual that is not an American citizen, first and foremost, [who has] for whatever reason gotten his hands on classified American material and has put it out there in the public domain,’ West said, speaking of Continue reading