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FREE The Buying of the President... and the Media v.2004
Date Thursday April 08
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Victoria Theatre
2961 16th Street (at Mission Street), San Francisco
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKristina Rizga
Media Regime Change Speaker Series

The Buying of the President… and the Media, v. 2004

FREE EVENT – Thursday, April 8, 7PM

- Who’ s bankrolling Bush and his democratic challengers - and what do they expect in return?
- What is the role of growing media giants in the process of choosing a president?

Join Media Alliance in welcoming Charles Lewis, the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Buying of the President 2004.” He will discuss the relationships between major presidential candidates and their "career patrons,” as well as the role of big media in influencing political process.

Following a successful 11-year career in network television news, including “60 Minutes,” Charles Lewis founded the Center for Public Integrity in 1989. The Center serves as an honest broker of information fostering “public service journalism.” It has released more than 230 investigative reports and has been honored 23 times since by Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists and other organizations.

At Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street (at Mission Street), San Francisco
For more information, call Media Alliance at (415) 546-6334 ext. 300


This year the money raised to elect a president will shatter the record set in the 2000 election. Already George W. Bush is on track to raise more than $200 million for his election campaign. Already two of the potential Democratic candidates have eschewed federal funding, insuring that both the Republican and the Democratic candidates will surpass the $200 million mark that was almost unimaginable four years ago. Charles Lewis will discuss how big money, special interests and large contributors pre-select the candidates for president before a single primary vote is recorded, and how they influence the policies and platforms of the candidates seeking the nation’s highest office.
Added to the calendar on Monday Apr 5th, 2004 4:58 PM
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