Seymour Hersh

Seymour Hersh is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and author who has reported extensively on the abuse of power in the name of national security. Hersh was interviewed on October 13, 2009 by Philip Bennett, Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy. This interview covers Hersh’s prolific, ground-breaking reporting on national security subjects for The New Yorker after September 11, 2001. Within the conversation, Hersh reflects on changes in the practice of investigative reporting over time, and on his personal career. The interview was transcribed and annotated by Mary Coyne.

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