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  • David McCraw on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 6:00 PM, Bomhard Theater
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The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum series is produced by Mary Moss Greenebaum, and is sponsored by Brown-Forman, and The Humana Foundation.

Each live Kentucky Author Forum is taped by KET; the Forum interviews air as "Great Conversations" on PBS member stations nationwide.

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The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum presents
David McCraw
Author of TRUTH IN OUR TIMES: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts
In conversation with Chuck Rosenberg

A passionate, important defense of the First Amendment and its absolute necessity in a democracy.” - Kirkus

"A love letter to the First Amendment." - Preet Bharara

DAVID E. MCCRAW is Deputy General Counsel at The New York Times, where he has worked since 2002. He provides legal counsel to the newsroom regarding libel, freedom of information, court access, litigation and newsgathering. He conducts workshops and performs pro bono work for freedom of press and information around the world. He is an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Law and a visiting lecturer at Harvard Law School.

In TRUTH IN OUR TIMES: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts McCraw, recounts his experiences as a top newsroom lawyer during the most turbulent era for journalism in generations.

One of McCraw’s most visible moments came in October 2016, when Donald Trump's lawyer demanded that The New York Times retract an article focused on two women that accused Trump of touching them inappropriately. McCraw’s scathing letter of refusal went viral and he became a hero of press freedom everywhere.

TRUTH IN OUR TIMES recounts the hard legal decisions behind the most impactful stories of the last decade with candor and style during the most turbulent era for journalism in generations while also offering a rare peek behind the curtain of the celebrated organization, a love letter to freedom of the press, and a decisive rebuttal of Trump's fake news slur through a series of hard cases.

Chuck Rosenberg served as Administrator of the DEA and also in several senior posts at the Department of Justice, where his work focused on counterterrorism, national security, and criminal matters, including as Chief of Staff to Deputy Attorney General Jim Comey, Counselor to Attorney General John Ashcroft, and Counsel to FBI Director Robert Mueller. Mr. Rosenberg currently works as an on-air legal analyst for MSNBC and adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

5:00 PM – Carmichael's Book Sale in Clark Todd Hall- Brown-Forman Wine & Cheese
6:00 PM – Interview in the Bomhard Theater
7:00 PM – Audience Q & A
A $25 ticket includes the above three events
7:30 PM – Dinner in honor of the Author will take place at Muhammad Ali Center
A $120* package ticket includes the above three events plus dinner with author & interviewer

*$50 tax deductible, with proceeds to nonprofit Kentucky Author Forum-contact Author Forum for info at 589-2884 or