North Platte Community College will broadcast the Hedrick Smith lecture, "Who Stole the American Dream?" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in room 145 at the South Campus.
Smith's talk, the third lecture of the 2013-2014 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues, will take place from the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln. The simulcast will be followed by a community conversation at the following locations: NPCC, Central Community College in Columbus, Hastings College, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff.
Smith is an author and producer who spent 26 years at The New York Times, where he was among the team that produced the Pulitzer Prize-winning Pentagon Papers. Since 1989, he has created more than two dozen prime time specials for PBS and has won numerous awards – among them two Emmys – for this television work. His lecture, based on his 2012 book of the same title, tells the story of how our nation moved from an era of middle class prosperity, power and effective bipartisan politics, to today's polarized politics, starkly unequal democracy, and gaping inequalities in the economy.
The simulcast is free and open to the public. Both students and community members are invited to join in viewing the lecture and discussing its implications in order to allow a greater number of Nebraskans to benefit from outstanding speakers on important topics.
For more information, contact Crystal Welch at (308) 535-3714 or firstname.lastname@example.org.