“THE PRODUCERS” Thursday, November 17, 2011 4 p.m.
Sam Haskell, who had a storied career handling Hollywood talent, leads a discussion with other Ole Miss alumni who have gone on to success in the field of television and film production.
“REVIEWING THE RETURNS: A LOOK BACK AND A LOOK FORWARD” Tuesday, November 15, 5:30 p.m.
The state’s best-known political bloggers, Democrat Jere Nash and Republican Andy Taggart, renew their friendly feud and debate the results of this year’s election in Mississippi.
“SAVING POLITICAL HISTORY” Tuesday, November 8, 2011 11 a.m.
For a special election day program, Ole Miss archivists will show old footage of Mississippi political figures and describe
their efforts to preserve the colorful past of the state.
“MISSISSIPPI INNOCENCE” Tuesday, October 25, 2011 5:30 p.m.
The award-winning documentary, prepared by Ole Miss filmmakers and spotlighting the success of the Law School’s Innocence Project in freeing two Noxubee County men wrongfully imprisoned after murder convictions, will be shown and discussed by principal characters in the cases.
“RIDING THE SPORTS CIRCUIT” Friday, October 14, 2011 10 a.m.
On the eve of the Ole Miss-Alabama football game, representatives from ESPN, the network that totally overhauled the way the nation watches sports, talk about their role and tell tales from their news beat.
“A CONVERSATION WITH THE GOVERNOR” Wednesday, October 12, 2011 6 p.m.
As he prepares to leave office, Gov. Haley Barbour will reflect on his eight years of leadership in Mississippi in a discussion with Charlie Mitchell, syndicated political columnist and assistant dean of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media.
“OPENING THE CLOSED SOCIETY” Friday, September 30, 2011 5 p.m.
In a special tribute, friends and former students of the late James W. Silver, a controversial history professor at Ole Miss and author of the groundbreaking 1964 book, “Mississippi: The Closed Society,” will remember his life and work as a fierce opponent of repression during the civil rights era.
“FROM USA TODAY TO THE FREEDOM FORUM TODAY: AN EXTRAORDINARY CONNECTION”
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2 p.m.
Featuring the visionaries who helped transform American journalism: Al Neuharth, who founded the newspaper and the Forum; and former editors John Quinn, Peter Prichard, Ken Paulson, and former editorial page editor John Seigenthaler
THE FREEDOM FORUM: FROM ROSSLYN TO TIMBUKTU TO PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
Video from September 14, 2011. From Rosslyn to Timbuktu to Pennsylvania Avenue – panel discussion with Chris Wells, Pam Galloway-Tabb, Jerry Sass, Jack Hurley and Rod Sandeen.
“REMEMBERING 9-11 THROUGH MEDIA EYES” Thursday, September 8, 2011 11a.m.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the attack on America, the Meek School of Journalism and New Media will gather a panel of specialists to talk about security constraints and how the tragedy changed in news coverage in the past decade.
“WHO WILL BAIL OUT AMERICA?” Wednesday, August 24, 2011 10 a.m.
With Paul Ingrassia, a Mississippi native who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the General Motors crisis in 1993.
Now a top executive with Reuters, the international news agency that watches and informs the financial market, Ingrassia will discuss the current economic turmoil and compare the handling of private sector and public disasters.
DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE (Luckett vs. DuPree),July 6, 2011
Video from July 6, 2011.Mayor Johnny DuPree of Hattiesburg and Clarksdale attorney Bill Luckett, democratic candidates for Mississippi Governor.
MISSISSIPPI AT 100 KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Video from June 18, 2011. Mississippian at 100 Dinner celebrating a century of the Ole Miss campus newspaper. Former Mississippi governor William Winter delivers the keynote address and former Ole Miss chancellor Robert Khayat provides
MISSISSIPPI AT 100 PANEL (1980s-Present), June 18, 2011
Video from June 18, 2011. Panel discussion on the 100th anniversary of the Ole Miss campus newspaper.
MISSISSIPPI AT 100 PANEL (1950s-60s), June 18, 2011
Video from June 18, 2011. Panel discussion with former editors of the Ole Miss campus newspaper on its 100th anniversary.
ENCORE FOR SHEPARD SMITH, May 19, 2011
Fox News Channel anchor Shepard Smith returned to the Overby Center to talk about his career and to answer questions from the audience in his latest appearance on the Ole Miss campus. A former student at Ole Miss and a loyal booster of the school, Smith has been a prominent figure on Fox News since the network began in 1996. He anchors FNC’s signature evening newscast, “The Fox Report,” and most recently led the network’s coverage of the royal wedding in England. Smith spoke to a packed house at an earlier Overby Center engagement in October, 2009, and served as a moderator for another Overby program spring 2010 marking the 50th anniversary of the SEC championship season for the 1960 Ole Miss baseball team.
SPORTS TALK WITH ESPN'S TIM BRANDO, April 29, 2011
Video from April 29, 2011. Tim Brando, a nationally-known sports announcer with Deep South connections, ;discusses his career covering college athletics for ESPN and CBS at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at Ole Miss.
MIKHAIL V. MAREGELOV: THE VOICE OF RUSSIA, April 28, 2011
Mikhail V. Margelov, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation and chairman of the European Democrat group of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, has worked as consultant to PResdient Vladimir Putin's electoral headquarters, director of the Russian Information Center, head of the Public Relations Department of the Presidential Administration, chief coordinator for advertising under Boris Yeltsin and project director for Video International Group. (The event was co-sponsored by the Lott Leadership Institute and former U.S. Senator Trent Lott makes remarks and introduces the speaker.)
FREEDON RIDERS 50th ANNIVERSARY, April 13, 2011
Fifty years ago, racially-integrated teams of college students and citizens challenged Jim Crow laws by setting out together on daring missions aboard commercial buses in the Deep South. The Freedom Riders were set upon by mobs in Alabama, arrested and summarily sent to state prison in Mississippi. They saw the buses they rode attacked and burned. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of their effort the Overby Center sponsored a discussion of one of the most memorable offensives in the civil rights movement. Three of the riders – Hank Thomas, Hezekiah Watkins and Lew Zuchman – are joined by moderator Eric Etheridge, author of “Breach of Peace.”
JOURNALISM, HISTORY AND THE PURSUIT OF TRUTH, March 24, 2011
Gene Dattel, a native of the Mississippi Delta, and Otis Sanford, a prominent Memphis news commentator, discuss some of Dattel’s assertions in his book, “Cotton and Race in the Making of America,” concerning journalistic failures and misinterpretations of the nation’s racial history.
Olivia Manning Legacy Award (presented by Ole Miss Women's Council for Philanthrophy), April 16, 2011
HODDING CARTER REMEMBERS, March 8, 2011
A member of one of Mississippi’s most prominent families in journalism returns to the state to talk about his experiences in guiding Greenville’s Delta Democrat-Times during the turbulent days of the 1960s and 1970s. Hodding Carter III, whose father established the newspaper and won a Pulitzer Prize for his against-the-grain editorials,
discusses the challenges of the civil rights era and the period when Mississippi went through significant transition. Bill
Rose, a member of the Ole Miss journalism faculty who began his own career as a reporter for the Delta Democrat-
Times, took part in the conversation.
REPORTING AN EPIC STORY WITH ISABEL WILKERSON, February 17, 2011
Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and writer, interviewed upwards of 1,200 sources over more than a decade as she researched her new book about the massive 20th century migration by African-Americans from the South to the North, “The Warmth of Other Suns.” Wilkerson discusses her methodology and the book – called “profound, necessary” by Toni Morrison and “a seminal work of narrative non-fiction” by Gay Talese – in a special program for students and others interested in the craft of writing.