Last modified: Thursday, September 29, 2005
NBC, MSNBC correspondent Shuster to speak at SPEA on Oct. 6
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 29, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- David Shuster, correspondent for NBC and its cable news channel MSNBC, will speak at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington on Thursday (Oct. 6).
Shuster, a native of Bloomington, will speak on the topic, "TV News Rediscovers Its Critical Voice: A Look at the Way That Coverage of the Bush Administration Has Changed Since 9-11." The talk will take place at 4 p.m. in the SPEA building atrium, located at 1315 E. 10th St. The event is free and open to the public.
Shuster is based in Washington, D.C., and reports daily for the network's "Hardball with Chris Matthews." Most recently, he has been covering Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. He led "Hardball's" daily reporting on the 2004 presidential campaign. As part of this coverage, Shuster headed up the MSNBC "ad watch team," fact-checking and analyzing more than 150 campaign commercials throughout the course of the election. He also covered both national political conventions and all of the presidential campaign primaries.
He spent two months in California leading "Hardball's" coverage of the recall of Gov. Gray Davis and the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger. He also has reported on the invasion of Iraq from U.S. Central Command in Doha, Qatar, for NBC News and MSNBC.
Before joining NBC in June 2002, Shuster spent six years as a D.C.-based correspondent for Fox News Channel and led Fox's coverage of investigations of President Bill Clinton and the Senate impeachment trial. Shuster began his journalism career in CNN's D.C. bureau. From 1990 to 1994, he was an assignment editor and field producer, helping CNN cover the Persian Gulf war and the 1992 presidential election campaign. Shuster graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in 1989 with a degree in political science.