Join the UGA Libraries for a program with journalist John Pruitt on Thursday, January 26th at 6:00 p.m. in room 285 of the UGA Special Collections Building. Following a talk about his new book Tell It True, Pruitt will participate in a Q&A with the audience. A light reception will follow. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Hull Street Parking Deck.
Tell It True (Mercer University Press, 2022) focuses on the challenges faced by journalists as they covered a societal revolution and brought the dramatic and sometimes violent scenes to television screens around the world night after night. Taking us to a time when the future of the South hung in the balance, readers will no doubt recognize that many of those same troubles are still with us today.
More About the Author
John Pruitt began his journalism career in 1964 as a television reporter-cameraman and eventually rose to top anchor at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. For a half-century he covered the civil rights movement, Georgia politics, and the major news figures of the day. His reporting has been honored with multiple awards including induction into the Atlanta Press Club and Georgia Association of Broadcasters Halls of Fame.