”Fake News: 2016”

Brad Schwartz

Brad Schwartz

Thursday, October 20, 2016

by A. Brad Schwartz

6:45 pm Wine & Cheese Reception with Speaker – 7:30 pm Presentation Begins
Lake Michigan College, South Haven Campus
125 Veterans Blvd.
South Haven, Michigan

Presented by A. Brad Schwartz, Author of “Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News.”

If you’ve found yourself asking what you can believe, or who you can believe, you aren’t alone! With what seems to be continuous allegations of wrong doing, stories of mythological proportions, and never ending conspiracy theories, it is almost impossible to discern the truth.

Join A. Brad Schwartz as he discusses the fake news of 2016 through a historical lens, and challenges his audience to be aware of the need to fact check what is being said. In reference to the current election cycle, Schwartz says, “everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts”.

propoganda-truthMr. Schwartz studied History and Film at the University of Michigan and did his thesis on the 1938 War of the Worlds Broadcast. A product of this research is his book, “Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welle’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News.” He also co-wrote an episode of the award-winning PBS series American Experience on the War of the Worlds broadcast. He resides in E. Lansing, Mi.

The South Haven Speakers Series is a 501(c)(3) organization that was established for the purpose of informing citizens and stimulating thought about significant issues of the day. Share your ideas at www.southhavenspeakersseries.com or on our Facebook Page.

Admission $10. (Includes pre-presentation reception and refreshments) Students admitted free of charge.

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2016 Series Schedule

Presentations at the South Haven campus of Lake Michigan College, 125 Veterans Blvd., beginning at 7:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, April 14

SAVING THE GREAT LAKES

Cameron Davis, Sr., EPA Senior Advisor
and Robert Tolpa, EPA, Retired

Thursday, May 5

WHY CAN’T WE JUST GET ALONG?

Rick Albin, WOOD TV 8 Political Reporter
Dr. Joe Schwarz (R), U.S. Congressman Retired
Joan Bauer (D), State Representative Retired

Tuesday, June 28

RECONNECTING WITH NATURE IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

Erik Mollenhauer, Environmental Program Developer

Thursday, September 15

THE CASE FOR SENTENCING AND PRISON REFORM

Joe Haveman (R), State Representative Retired

Thursday, October 20

FAKE NEWS: 2016

Author A. Brad Schwartz
Admission $10. Students admitted free.

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