Tuesday Talks | Sept 19
Linda Wertheimer in conversation with Linda Winslow
In-person at the Cleveland Park Library
Join us for the first Tuesday Talk of the fall at the Cleveland Park Library, a very special conversation between journalists Linda Wertheimer and Linda Winslow. Linda Wertheimer is one of the “founding mothers of NPR” and former host and director of All Things Considered. Linda Winslow spent her career working for various PBS news programs, including the “MacNeil/Lehrer Report” and also served as Vice President for News and Public Affairs at WETA-TV. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear more about their experiences as women in journalism.
Free but must register to attend: https://clevelandwoodleypark.helpfulvillage.com/events/1945
Linda Wertheimer, who lives in Cleveland Park, was also host of All Things Considered for 13 years and was its first director. From 1974-1989, she provided award-wining coverage of national politics and Congress. She traveled the country with presidential candidates, reported from Congress on major events from Watergate to the Reagan Revolution to Iran-Contra. Linda was the first woman to anchor network coverage of a presidential nomination convention and election night and continued to do so for 10 conventions and 8 congressional elections. She also was the first person to broadcast live from inside the US Senate Chamber, and her 37 days of coverage of the Senate Panama Canal Treaty debates won a special DuPont-Columbia University award, one of many awards she has garnered over the years. Like Susan, she is an author, and her 1995 book, Listening to America: 25 Years in the Life of a Nation as Heard on National Public Radio, celebrates NPR’s history. In 2002, Linda was named senior national correspondent.
Linda Winslow spent her career working for various PBS news programs. She met the legendary anchor team of Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer working on the PBS coverage of the Senate Watergate Committee hearings and later became one of the original producers of the half-hour “MacNeil/Lehrer Report.” Linda briefly left the MacNeil/Lehrer team in 1978 to become Vice President for News and Public Affairs at WETA-TV in Washington, DC. In that capacity, she sought to create programs that showcased both public television and public radio reporters.