Scott Pelley - Truth Worth Telling
From the venue:
The Carter Center
453 John Lewis Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
A Cappella Books and The Carter Center welcome Scott Pelley, author of "Truth Worth Telling."
A Cappella Books and The Carter Center present Scott Pelley and his book "Truth Worth Telling".
In Truth Worth Telling, Scott Pelley reflects on his life as a journalist of the highest order, recounting incredible stories of the people and places he's encountered over a 30-year career. In moving, detailed prose, he recalls such indelible moments as running south towards the World Trade Center on 9/11 to report from the scene, reveals private moments with presidents (and would-be presidents) who he's known for decades, and chronicles hair-raising risks he's made to report from the frontlines of America's wars abroad.
Throughout it all Pelley has learned to identify the values that separate the people whose lives make a difference in the moments that count and the flaws that bring down even the most powerful. Those core strengths and weaknesses serve as an inspiration for tackling the challenges, big and small, in our own lives, and in the process help us to define our own life's meaning.
Scott Pelley, one of the most experienced and awarded correspondents in broadcast journalism, has been reporting stories for 60 Minutes since 2004. He served as anchor of the CBS Evening News from 2011 to 2017. His stories for 60 Minutes have accounted for half of all the major awards won by the broadcast since he joined it. He has won a record 35 Emmys for field work, and also has been recognized with five Edward R. Murrow awards, three George Foster Peabody awards, three Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Silver Batons, a George Polk award, as well as honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Overseas Press Club of America, Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Writers Guild of America. Pelley serves on the board of directors of the International Rescue Committee, the refugee relief agency headquartered in New York City. He is co-chair of the IRC's Board of Overseers. He was inducted into the Texas Tech University alumni Hall of Fame and serves on the board of the university's School of Mass Communications.