That was the feeling of the marchers as they heard Martin Luther King speak. Former New York Times reporter Hedrick Smith recalls covering that famous, joyful day.
Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and Emmy award-winning producer/correspondent, has established himself over the past 50 years of his career as one of America’s most distinguished journalists. In 26 years with The New York Times, Mr. Smith was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that produced the Pentagon Papers series.
In 1974, he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting from Russia and Eastern Europe. His book The Russians, based on his years as New York Times Moscow Bureau Chief from 1971-74, was a No. 1 American best-seller.
For PBS since 1989, Hedrick Smith has created 26 prime-time specials and mini-series, winning most of television’s top awards including two Emmys and two duPont-Columbia Gold Batons.
Washington’s fiscal-cliff breakdown again shows politicians shouldn’t draw our voting lines. Hedrick Smith, author of 'Who Stole the American Dream?', on gerrymandering.
Hedrick Smith, who covered the protest in 1963, on what we can learn from the anniversary of the March on Washington.