NBC News correspondent Martin Fletcher will speak at Temple Sholom on Tuesday, October 29 at 7:00pm. He will share stories of his coverage of conflicts around the world and introduce us to his new book Jacob’s Oath.
Mr. Fletcher was an NBC correspondent for 32 years, serving as NBC News’ Middle East correspondent and Tel Aviv Bureau chief. He has received five Emmy awards for his work and has received numerous other awards including the television Pulitzer - the DuPont from Columbia University, five Overseas Press Club awards, several Edward R. Murrow awards, a Hugo gold medal for a documentary on Israel, and an award from the Royal Society of Television in Britain. Among his many journalistic endeavors, he walked for three weeks across the Hindu Kush mountains from Pakistan into Afghanistan with the Mujahideen, today’s Taliban, to report on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; he was the only television reporter to join the Khmer rouge in Cambodia; and he was the only reporter to enter the American embassy in Tehran when Iranian students held American diplomats hostage for 444 days.
Martin retired from NBC in January 2010 to pursue his writing, but still works for them on contract as a Special Correspondent.
He is the author of Breaking News, published in New York by St. Martin's Press in 2008. It has received universal recognition as one of the best books ever on the work of a foreign correspondent. His second book, Walking Israel: A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation, was published in October, 2010 and won the American National Jewish Book Award. His first novel, The List, published in 2011, was selected as the "One Book One Jewish Community" book of the year. His second novel, Jacob's Oath will be released this month.
This event is free and open to the community. RSVP is requested to Alice Schoen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-542-7165.
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