Celebrating an Icon of American Journalism: Stars and Stripes

October 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Celebrating an Icon of American Journalism: <i>Stars and Stripes</i> @ Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The Newseum and Stars and Stripes present the world premiere screening of the new documentary film, “The World’s Most Dangerous Paper Route.”

The film heralds the history, heritage, and achievements of Stars and Stripes, the “hometown news” source for the American military since its inception during the Civil War in 1861. This film also illustrates the challenges and rewards that the newspaper staff  face every day in producing a newspaper for our troops.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will provide opening comments on the valuable role Stars and Stripes continues to play for the military.

Following the film, CBS’s 60 Minutes Correspondent Steve Kroft and retired general and statesman David Petraeus will discuss the critical role that Stars and Stripes fills as the primary news source for our military. Kroft is a former Vietnam-era Stars and Stripes reporter and Petraeus is a former Commander of U.S. Central Command and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

The panel will be moderated by Tom Philpott, one of America’s most well-known freelance reporters on military issues.

A VIP reception will be hosted before the program for Friends of the First Amendment Society and Corporate Engagement Program members. To learn how you can attend this VIP function, please contact Cecelia Cizek at ccizek@newseum.org or 202/292-6557.


If you are a Newseum member and would like to RSVP for this program, please email membership@newseum.org. Become a Newseum member and receive free admission and priority seating at this program and others.

Priority seating is subject to availability.

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