P&P Live! Dusko Doder & Louise Branson — The Inconvenient Journalist: A Memoir - with Robert Lieber

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Monday, September 20, 2021 - 8:00pm

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In The Inconvenient Journalist, Dusko Doder, writing with his spouse and journalistic partner Louise Branson, describes how one February night crystalized the values and personal risks that shaped his life. The frigid Moscow night in question was in 1984, and Washington Post correspondent Doder reported signs that Soviet leader Yuri Andropov had died. The CIA at first dismissed the reporting, saying that Doder must be smoking pot. When Soviet authorities confirmed Andropov's death, journalists and intelligence officials questioned how a lone reporter could scoop the multibillion-dollar US spy agency. The stage was set for Cold War-style revenge against the star journalist, and that long night at the teletype machine in Moscow became a pivotal moment in Doder's life.

Dusko Doder is a former Moscow bureau chief for the Washington Post. His numerous awards include the Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence and the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting. He is the author of The Firebird Affair and other books.

Louise Branson is a former Moscow correspondent for the London Sunday Times and a former editorial writer for USA TODAY. She is the coauthor of Gorbachev and Milosevic.

Moderating this event will be Robert Lieber, Professor Emeritus of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University, and prolific author, including of the forthcoming book Indispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in a Turbulent World.

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ISBN: 9781501759093
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Published: Cornell University Press - September 15th, 2021

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