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Mike Wallace to inaugurate Goodman Lectures, Sept. 28

Broadcast journalist Mike Wallace will deliver a talk titled "World Leaders on '60 Minutes'" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in McCosh 50. The speech will be the inaugural event in the Goodman Lectures on Media and Global Affairs, a series sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies .

The series is named for George J.W. (Jerry) Goodman, who has used the pseudonym Adam Smith for 35 years in his role as a business journalist. He has written several books about investing and was the host of "Adam Smith's Money World" on PBS from 1984 to 1996. Goodman has presented lectures on the media at Princeton for several years.

Wallace, who has been co-editor of the CBS News show "60 Minutes" for 36 years, will discuss China and the way its government restricts the flow of information to the public. His presentation will include a showing of his "60 Minutes" interview with Chinese President Jiang Xemin in 2000 and a question-and-answer period. Wallace will talk about his career as well as the media's role in shaping world events.

Thomas Christensen, a professor of politics and public and international affairs at Princeton, will join Wallace and Goodman on the panel. Christensen is an expert on the international relations of East Asia and China's foreign relations.

The series will bring prominent journalists and scholars to Princeton to discuss the intersection between journalism and international affairs. "We will examine how a country is displayed in the media and how we perceive it through the media," Goodman said.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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