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Charles Lewis

935 Lies

The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity


Past Events

December 5, 2014

Centre for Investigative Journalism conference

The Logan Symposium on “Secrecy, Surveillance and Censorship,” “Visions of Times to Come, “On Truth,” London

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November 20, 2014

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

"The Truth about the Lies" lecture for School of Public Health Lecturer and Director of the UM Tobacco Research Network Cliff Douglas' students, and separately, the Knight-Wallace Fellows. 

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November 19, 2014

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania (Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson’s “Introduction to Political Communication” class), lecture and discussion, also open to the entire Annenberg School of Communication, Philadelphia

November 12, 2014

Columbia University

Graduate School of Journalism (brown bag lunch talk with students, “Investigative Reporting and the Future of Truth,” Prof. Sheila Coronel’s investigative reporting evening class), New York

November 6, 2014

University of Delaware

Delaware Diamond Society, UD “Author Series” talk, 6 p.m.

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November 5, 2014

University of Delaware

University of Delaware, speak to Prof. Ralph Begleiter’s “National Agenda” class, 3:30 – 4:50 pm, Newark, Delaware

October 30, 2014

University of Southern California

Annenberg School of Communication, Dean’s Luncheon, Los Angeles

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October 29, 2014

San Diego State University

San Diego State University, speak to the School of Journalism and Media Studies and the School of Public Affairs

October 24, 2014

MacArthur Fellows reunion

MacArthur Fellows reunion, Chicago (Fellows Forum talk)

October 14, 2014

Harvard University

 Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, luncheon speaker, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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October 9, 2014

University of Wisconsin (Madison)

School of Journalism and Mass Communication (to deliver the 2014 Nafziger Lecture) and other events.

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October 4, 2014

11th Annual Public Anthropology Conference

11th Annual Public Anthropology Conference, “Uncovering Lies: What Anthropologists and Other Academics Can Learn from Investigative Journalism,” Washington, D.C.

September 24, 2014

Temple University

School of Media & Communication, Speak to faculty and students

September 23, 2014

American University

School of Communication, Faculty Forum, “935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity, Washington, D.C. 11 a.m.

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September 21, 2014

Public talk at Fish On

Public talk at Fish On restaurant, Lewes, Delaware (100+ people, invited by Sussex Unity/Progressive Caucus, nonpartisan)

September 19, 2014

Georgia State University

Georgia State University Prof. David Armstrong’s Investigative Reporting I class, 1 – 2:30 pm

September 18, 2014

Jimmy Carter Presidential Center Library

Carter Center Library, 7 - 10 pm

September 18, 2014

Georgia State University

Georgia State University, 2 – 4 pm

September 17, 2014

Atlanta Press Club

Atlanta Press Club, 7:30 - 9:30 am

September 17, 2014

University of Georgia (Athens)

University of Georgia (Athens), 11 am - 5:30 pm

July 17, 2014


The Encyclopedia Show, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. (nearest Metro: Chinatown), 9 p.m.

July 12, 2014

935 Lies and the Future of Truth

Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot Square, Peterborough, New Hampshire, reading/discussion/signing, 11 a.m.

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July 11, 2014

The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity

Amos Fortune Forum, Jaffrey Center Meetinghouse, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, remarks entitled “The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity.” 8 p.m.

June 28, 2014

Spiked! When media managers can’t handle the truth

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) national conference, Marriott Marquis Hotel, San Francisco, CA, moderating a panel entitled “Spiked! When media managers can’t handle the truth,” 10:50 a.m. (IRE members only)

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June 27, 2014

Blurred Lines Between Truth and Spin

Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA, remarks about “Blurred Lines Between Truth and Spin,” moderated by Robert Rosenthal, executive director of the Center for Investigative Reporting, 12 pm. (members only). Learn More

June 24, 2014

Investigative Journalism and the Future of Truth

National Press Club (Holeman Lounge), Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Center for Public Integrity, remarks and reading from the book, entitled “Investigative Journalism and the Future of Truth, 6-8 pm.

August 24, 2014

C-SPAN2 “Book TV”

“935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity”

August 18, 2014


Author Charles Lewis Tells Truth About Culture of Lies. By Robert Feinberg

August 5, 2014

C-SPAN "Washington Journal"

Book Discussion on 935 Lies. Host: Greta Wodele Brawner

July 21, 2014


The Future of Truth: Veteran Investigative Reporter Charles Lewis (Interviewed by Jennifer Golbeck)

July 14, 2014

KERA, NPR (Dallas-Fort Worth)

The Tangled Webs We Weave on “Think” (Interviewed by Krys Boyd)

July 12, 2014

KYW, CBS (Philadelphia, PA)

Book Illustrates How Often Issues Are Misrepresented To American Public By Mike DeNardo

July 2, 2014

KKSF AM Radio (San Francisco, California)

July 1, 2014

HuffPost Live (20 minute interview)

Why Charles Lewis Left '60 Minutes

July 1, 2014

The Mike Pintek Show - CBS Pittsburgh Radio (NewsRadio 1020 KDAK)

June 30, 2014

The Daily Rundown, (5 minute interview by Chuck Todd, host), MSNBC

Truth & Consequences

June 30, 2014

Talk of the Town with Larry Rifkin - WATR (1320 AM, Waterbury, Connecticut)

June 30, 2014

Politico Magazine

Why I Left 60 Minutes

June 27, 2014

Moyers and Company, PBS

The Lies that Lead to War

June 26, 2014

Texas Public Radio (San Antonio, Texas, interviewed by Tom Flahive)

The Source: Lies, And The Triumph Of The Journalism That Brought Truth

June 23, 2014

Kari Moran’s BookRadio Show

June 22, 2014

National Journal

Counting Lies: How Obama Deepens Distrust in the Presidency. From Vietnam and Watergate to Bush’s "935 lies" on Iraq, book calls for new "future of truth."   By Ron Fournier

August 1, 2014

Book Review: ‘935 Lies’: How Governments, Businesses Lie to Us and the Failure of Journalism to Inform Us. By David M. Kinchen

July 15, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Book Review: ‘935 Lies’ by Charles Lewis
At ABC News and CBS’s ’60 Minutes,’ producers would regularly kill stories critical of the powerful and connected.
 By Richard J. Tofel

July 7, 2014

Columbia Journalism Review

"Government lies," Book review by Chris Mossa, Columbia Journalism Review

June 22, 2014

National Journal

Counting Lies: How Obama Deepens Distrust in the Presidency. From Vietnam and Watergate to Bush’s “935 lies” on Iraq, book calls for new “future of truth.”


935 Lies

by Charles Lewis

The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity