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Amy Goodman - Democracy Now! in Norfolk

The Hampton Roads Independent Media Coalition is pleased to announce that Amy Goodman, internationally acclaimed journalist and host of the nationally broadcast daily radio/TV news hour Democracy Now!, brings the Un-Embed the Media! tour to Norfolk VA on September 30, 2005.
Amy Goodman, is a frequent and dynamic guest on shows such as MSNBC’s Hardball and on CNN, Goodman is also the author of the best-selling book, The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media that Love Them (Hyperion Press, paperback release April 2005). Part first person on-the-ground reporting, part old-fashioned muckraking, the fast-paced 350-page expose chronicles the lies of politicians and the corruption of media monopolies.

Goodman has clearly struck a nerve with the American public. Last year, she spoke to sold-out crowds during her 100-city tour that swept the country. The Exception to the Rulers has appeared on many bestseller lists, including in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Book Sense National, and Amazon.com. The editors of Publishers Weekly chose The Exception to the Rulers as one of the Top 50 Nonfiction books of 2004, and Booksense.com chose it as the top non-fiction book of the 2004 Election Season.

Goodman’s reporting has won rave reviews:

“Journalist and radio host Goodman brings her hard-hitting, no-holds-barred brand of reporting to an array of human rights, government accountability and media responsibility issues, and the result is bracing and timely. Goodman isn’t about to let anyone slide by with easy explanations, not even then President Clinton when he called in on her daily Pacifica news show. And she is fierce and tireless in her commitment to dig behind official versions of the facts to get to very different stories. Her analysis of Iraq War contracts won by certain key Bush campaign donors will open many eyes…

These and other provocative questions power Goodman’s stirring call for a
democratic media serving a democratic society.?
-Publishers Weekly Starred Review

" [W]hen National Public Radio sounds as safe as a glass of warm milk, Democracy Now! retains a jagged and intriguing edge. "
-Washington Post

"Amy Goodman has carried the great muckraking tradition of Upton Sinclair, George Seldes, and I.F. Stone into the electronic age."
-Howard Zinn, historian and author,
A People's History of the United States

In Norfolk Goodman speaks on:

September 30, 2005, 8 PM
Naro Expanded Cinema, 1507 Colley Avenue

Theatre admission is $10.00, a ticket to a pre-event reception at the First Lutheran Church, 1301 Colley Avenue with Ms. Goodman may also be purchased, for $15.00. (Tickets for both events are available at the Naro).

Proceeds from the reception are being donated to benefit hurricane recovery efforts.

She will be discussing the role of the media in the context of a nation at war, comparing corporate-owned media with the work of independent media. She presents a compelling argument for the importance of independent media to foster dialogue that is vital to a healthy democracy.

Hampton Roads Independent Media Coalition (HRIMC) is a grassroots citizen group dedicated to the development, promotion and preservation of a free and independent press.

Additionally, HRIMC is presenting the workshop “Independent Media: A Primer?, following Ms. Goodman’s appearance on Sat. Oct 1 at 1PM. The workshop will be held at the Studio for The Healing Arts, 1577 Colley Avenue. A $10 donation is being asked as admission to the workshop and tickets maybe purchased at the door.

HRIMC is presenting Ms. Goodman’s appearance as part of the Naro Cinemas Green Screen Film Festival. Information on the Green Screen Festival maybe found at NaroCinema.Com

Democracy Now! is an award-winning, national, daily radio and TV news hour, pioneering the largest public media collaboration in North America. It is broadcast nationally on over 350 radio and TV stations in North America, including Free Speech TV, channel 9415 of the DISH network (satellite TV), Link TV, channel 375 Direct TV and channel 9410 DISH network. The show also can be viewed at www.democracynow.org.

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