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Cronkite Night at the Movies: “Citizen Kane”

September 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

This 1941 The Orson Welles classic details the life of Charles Foster Kane, the fictional newspaper tycoon whose character was based in part on real-life publisher William Randolph Hearst.

Brett Kurland, director of sports programs at the Cronkite School, introduces the film.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: “Below the Fold”

October 3, 2018 - 7:00pm

“Below the Fold: The Pulitzer That Defined Latino Journalism” is a documentary film chronicling the efforts of a team of Mexican-American journalists at the Los Angeles Times who conceived, reported, wrote and edited a series about the Latino communities of Southern California in response to the negative portrayal of Latinos in the media. The series won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the first time the award was given to Latino journalists.

The screening is co-sponsored by Barrett, The Honors College, the Cronkite School and the Arizona Latino Media Association. It will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the filmmaker, Roberto Gudiño; Frank Sotomayor, one of the editors of the series; and Louis Sahagun and Nancy Rivera Brooks, who reported on the series and still work at the Los Angeles Times.


Cronkite Night at the Movies: “Spotlight”

October 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

The Cronkite School hosts a public screening of the Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight," with an introduction by Walter V. Robinson, the longtime Boston Globe investigations editor who led the newspaper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning report on the Roman Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal depicted in “Spotlight.”

Robinson is the Donald W. Reynolds Visiting Professor at the Cronkite School.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: "The Post"

October 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” depicts The Washington’s Post’s decision to publish the top-secret Pentagon Papers in direct defiance of President Richard Nixon and his administration’s wishes.

Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism and former executive editor of The Washington Post, introduces the film. Downie served as an adviser on the film.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: “All the President’s Men”

October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman star in the film adaptation of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s seminal book, which details the journalists’ reporting that led to the revelation of the Watergate scandal.

The film is introduced by Associate Professor Joseph Russomanno.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: “The Most Dangerous Man in America”

October 31, 2018 - 7:00pm

In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official, shook America when he smuggled a top-secret Pentagon study to The New York Times that showed how five presidents lied to the American people about the Vietnam War.

The film includes an introduction by Lecturer Michael Casavantes.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: “The Paper”

November 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Michael Keaton stars as Henry Hackett, a New York City tabloid editor, who confronts the difficulties of being a journalist in the media capital of the world.

The screening includes an introduction from Associate Dean Mark Lodato.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: “Anchorman”

November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

In “Anchorman,” Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting era of the 1970s, but that's all about to change when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

The film includes an introduction by Ethics and Excellence Professor of Practice Jessica Pucci.