Julia Kennedy Cochran at Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
- When: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
- Where: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Activities | Class/Workshop, Outdoor, Parlor games
There are moments in journalism's history everyone is familiar with: Cronkite breaking his steely calm when announcing the death of John F. Kennedy, Woodward and Bernstein staking out the Watergate scandal. But what about the little known story of one of the biggest scoops of all time? Edward Kennedy, former editor of the Monterey County Herald, is credited with delivering one of the greatest stories in U.S. history. As an Associated Press reporter, he broke the news that World War II had ended. But the story ended up getting Kennedy fired from the AP. Listen to his daughter and former journalist Julia Kennedy Cochran speak about her father, who died 1963, and his recently released memoir "Ed Kennedy’s War." Find out why the Associated Press apologized 67 years later, and why recently retired AP President Tom Curley called Kennedy “an American hero” and “the embodiment of...American journalism.”
2:30pm. Free admission with donations encouraged. Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. 644-0436.