Host: Nick Clooney

Host: Nick Clooney

Reel Journalism

Veteran journalist Nick Clooney, author of the book "The Movies That Changed Us: Reflections on the Screen," returns as host for the second season of the marquee film series "Reel Journalism."

The series, co-produced by the Newseum and American University's School of Communication, features screenings of classic and contemporary films depicting the integral role of journalism in American life.

The screenings, accompanied by live discussions with prominent filmmakers, award-winning actors and top journalists, take place in the Newseum's state-of-the-art Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater.

Reel Journalism is supported by a gift to the Newseum from The J.M. Kaplan Fund.

Previous screenings

Jun 14, 2010: "State of Play" (2009)

Guests: David Gregory and Betsy Fischer

"Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory and Betsy Fischer, executive producer of "Meet the Press," will join Nick Clooney to discuss the final movie of the 2009-2010 season.

May 13, 2010: The Paper (1994)

Guests: Maury Povich and Connie Chung

"Reel Journalism with Nick Clooney" presents the critically acclaimed movie "The Paper" in the newest installment of the 2010 season. Husband and wife Maury Povich and Connie Chung will join Clooney to discuss the movie.

Mar 22, 2010: Network (1976)

Guests: Washington, D.C., journalists Gordon Peterson and Arch Campbell

Written by acclaimed screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky, "Network" is a scathing satire of network television. More than 30 years after its release, the film is more relevant than ever in the era of reality television.

Jan 12, 2010: Absence of Malice (1981)

Guest: Brian Williams
Video: Watch clips from the program

A reporter writes a story implicating a wealthy businessman in the disappearance of a union chief.

Dec 1, 2009: His Girl Friday (1940)

Guest: Cokie Roberts

A newspaper editor will do anything to stop his star reporter and former wife from remarrying.

Sep 14, 2009: Nothing But the Truth (2008)

Guests: Floyd Abrams and John Watson

Loosely inspired by the Valerie Plame-Judith Miller controversy, "Nothing but the Truth" examines issues of the First Amendment versus national security and the struggle of principles versus personal sacrifice.

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