War Correspondents: News from the Front
Two of CBC/Radio-Canada's foreign correspondents will be at the Canadian War Museum on Thursday to talk about their experience reporting in countries in conflict.
War Correspondents: News from the Front is part of a series of four public conferences celebrating CBC/Radio-Canada's 75th anniversary. The From Headlines to History
discussions are being presented jointly by CBC/Radio-Canada and the Canadian Museum of Civilization
and the Canadian War Museum
At Thursday's discussion, foreign correspondents Nahlah Ayed
and Raymond Saint-Pierre will be joined by museum historian Andrew Burtch to discuss the current and historical context of war reporting.
CBC's Lucy van Oldenbarneveld and Radio-Canada's Michel Picard will be moderating the event.
The discussion is open to the public and free tickets available now. To reserve your ticket, call 819-776-7000 or visit the museums' box offices.
The public conference will begin at 7:30 p.m. A short video produced with archival footage from CBC/Radio-Canada will showcase an overview of the themes to be discussed and artifacts from the museum's collections will also be available for a special viewing.
More event information can be found on the Canadian Museum of Civilization
and the Canadian War Museum
Facebook pages and websites.
Those not able to attend the event are invited to share their stories, photos and videos on the museums' Facebook sites.
All of the discussions are also being live tweeted. You can follow them and participate in the sessions under the event hashtags: #H2HCMC, #H2HCWM and #CBC75.
There are two more public discussions scheduled as part of the From Headlines to History series. The series of conferences are exploring defining moments in Canadian history.
The next conference will be held on Oct. 13 at the Canadian War Museum and will focus on Canada's military role at home.
Canada called in the armed forces during the Oka Crisis of 1990, the Manitoba floods of 1997 and 2009, the ice storm of 1998 and the recent plane crash in Resolute Bay. Producer Bruno Bonamigo and journalist James Cudmore are on the front lines observing events and preparing reports for our various platforms. They will share their perspectives on how they cover these historic events.
"We are delighted to partner with CBC/Radio-Canada to mark this historic milestone," said Mark O'Neill, president and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, which includes both the Museum of Civilization and the War Museum. "We have a common bond as national institutions devoted to the enhancement of Canada's cultural life and the knowledge and understanding of its citizens. This series embodies that shared commitment to public service."
The schedule for the remaining three discussions is:War Correspondents: News from the Front
Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Canadian War Museum.Moderators:
Michel Picard nd Lucy van OldenbarneveldPanelists:
Nahlah Ayed and Raymond Saint-Pierre.Museum panelist:
Andrew Burtch, historian.Canada's Military: Its role at home
Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Canadian War Museum.Moderators:
Michel Picard and Lucy Oldenbarneveld.Panelists:
James Cudmore and Bruno Bonamigo.Museum panelist:
Dean Oliver, director of research and exhibitions.Expo 67: Cultural Legacy
Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.Moderators:
Daniel Bouchard and Adrian Harewood.Panelists
: Mark Starowicz and Simon Durivage.Museums panelist:
Alan Elder, curator of Canadian crafts, decorative and design.
You can learn more about the first public discussion, Hockey: The Game, The Glory in a previous 75th anniversary blog
Posted on Sep 27, 2011 6:00:00 AM