Presented by The Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities & Social Sciences and Monmouth Athletics
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
The Politics of College Athletics: Is It All About the Money?
Award-winning Journalist, Documentary Producer, Prominent Trial Attorney,
Author, and Teacher
Rebecca Stafford Student Center, Anacon Hall
Discussion: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Reception: 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
About This Lecture
Share your opinion with Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist and CBS News Correspondent Jack Ford as we discuss the ethics of college athletics.
About Our Speaker
Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist, documentary producer, prominent trial attorney, author, and teacher, Jack Ford has had a unique and remarkably successful career. Raised by a single parent, his journey has taken him from a small town in New Jersey to Yale University, where he was a scholarship student and three-year starter on the varsity football team, to the Fordham University School of Law, where he helped finance his legal education with winnings from three appearances on the television quiz show “Jeopardy,” to courtrooms and classrooms throughout the country, and, ultimately, to the upper echelons of television journalism.
Currently a CBS News Correspondent for “60 Minutes Sports” and the co-host of “Metro Focus” on PBS (WNET-New York), he is also the Co-Founder and Chief Anchor of the American Education Network. Mr. Ford began his television news career in 1984 with WCBS-TV in New York. In 1991, he was an original anchor at the launch of Court TV. He also appeared in Fred Friendly’s award-winning PBS Media and Society broadcasts, serving as Moderator for “That Delicate Balance II: The Bill of Rights.”