Investigation Discovery Journalist Discusses “Hate In America” Documentary Series At Florida Southern College

Mar 31, 2016

by Staff

Award-winning journalist Tony Harris will share his experiences and insights about his documentary series, “Hate in America” on April 5 at Florida Southern College. 

Harris’ visit is part of the Department of Communication’s annual speaker series, which brings professionals from the media industry to FSC. The lecture will start at 6 p.m. in the Hollis Room at the Buckner Building on Johnson Avenue. It is free and open to the public.

Harris has been working with Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to investigate various hate groups in America. The documentary series appears on the cable network Investigation Discovery and features stories on the Ku Klux Klan, lone wolf shooters, and anti-government radicals in Montana.

Harris is a news anchor, television correspondent, and filmmaker currently anchoring Al Jazeera America’s 7 p.m. newscast from the network’s U.S. headquarters in New York City. Previously, Harris anchored the flagship Al Jazeera Newshour from the company’s global headquarters in Doha, Qatar, the first African-American anchor to be based outside the U.S. for a global news network. Before joining Al Jazeera, Harris anchored CNN Newsroom with Tony Harris for CNN and was a member of the teams that earned George Foster Peabody Awards for coverage of the British Petroleum oil spill and Hurricane Katrina, and an Alfred I. duPont Award for coverage of the Southeast Asia tsunami.

For more information, contact Beth Bradford, assistant professor of communication, at 680-3895 or mbradford@flsouthern.edu.