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The Trials and Triumphs of Conrad Black

He once presided over the third largest newspaper empire in the entire world. He also was a celebrated author with massive biographies of both Franklin Roosevelt and Richard Nixon to his credit.

But that was all before Conrad Black served three years in federal prison for fraud and obstruction of justice.

In the latest installment of “Legally Speaking,” host Martin Lasden joins Black at his Toronoto mansion to talk about his spectacular rise and fall, and the protracted legal battles that he has waged to clear his name. Presented by UC Hastings College of Law and California Lawyer.

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What Does Vigilance Mean After Newspapers?

What does the death of newspapers mean for holding powerful institutions accountable? Who’s going to carry the torch?

The first program in the wide-ranging and fascinating “Searching for Democracy” series from Cal Humanities tackles these tough and important questions. Join Voice of San Diego CEO Scott Lewis, documentary filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz, and investigative journalist Carrie Lozano for a thought-provoking discussion about who will become the guardian of democracy in this fluctuating technological age.

Watch “What Does Vigilance Mean After Newspapers?” online now. And stay tuned throughout the month for more in the “Searching for Democracy” series featuring esteemed scholars, public intellectuals, policy specialists, journalists, and authors for conversation and dialogue on the evolution of civic conversation and the changing nature of democracy over time.

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