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Pincus speaks on media oversight of government, April 14

"Oversight of Government in Peace and War -- Where Is the Media?" is the topic of a lecture set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Walter Pincus, writer for the national news staff of The Washington Post, will present the talk, which is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program on Science and Global Security .

At the Post, Pincus has written about a variety of subjects including nuclear weapons and arms control, political campaigns, the American hostages in Iran and investigations of Congress and the executive branch. For six years he covered the Iran-contra affair. He also was a part-time consultant to NBC News and later to CBS News, where he developed, wrote and produced television segments for network evening news, magazine shows and documentaries.

Pincus has won several awards including a Pulitzer in 2001, which he shared with others for stories about Osama bin Laden. He also was awarded the first Stewart Alsop Award for national security and intelligence reporting, the George Polk Award for national reporting and a television writing Emmy for a one-hour program on CBS.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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