War correspondents Chris Hedges and David Zucchino, a 1973 graduate of the UNC journalism school, had a discussion with UNC J-school students on Feb. 13, 2012, in Carroll Hall. Hedges spoke later that evening as part of the PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Vision Series.
Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Death of the Liberal Class, and The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.
Hedges, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist who has reported for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio and The New York Times is the best-selling author of “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning,” which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.
Zucchino is a foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and has reported from Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq, among other locations. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for a series titled “Being Black in South Africa” and is a four-time Pulitzer finalist, most recently for his reporting from Iraq in 2003.