Interview conducted by widely-acclaimed poet Billy Collins.
PBS Newshour Chief Correspondent for Arts, Culture, and Society; Emmy award-winning journalist; and poet; Jeffrey Brown, presents “On the Value of the Arts and Culture in a Global Community.”
2019 - 2020 Season
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Jeffrey Brown’s career as a distinguished journalist spans nearly three decades with the PBS NewsHour, public television’s widely viewed nightly programming. As a field reporter, he traveled the globe profiling leading figures of national and international acclaim. Also, Brown currently serves as the show’s Chief Correspondent for Arts, Culture, and Society, positions that have garnered interview opportunities with many of the world’s leaders in music, literature, art, film, and theater.
In 2008, Brown launched “Art Beat,” an arts and culture blog, and he followed up in 2014 with the series “Culture at Risk” examining threats to our cultural heritage. He also hosts “Now Read This,” a monthly book club collaboration with The New York Times providing discussion with noted authors. Brown is the recipient of many honors including a News & Documentary Emmy.