Hall Center For The Humanities


T. R. Reid
Healthcare critic and commentator for NPR's Morning Edition

"We're Number 37! Why Other Countries Have Better, Fairer, and Cheaper Health Care than the USA"
Humanities Lecture Series

Thu., Oct. 22, 2009, 7:30pm
Location: Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union
In his 2008 PBS Frontline documentary, Sick Around the World, former Washington Post correspondent T.R. Reid entered the fractious debate on U.S. healthcare reform. In this presentation, Reid will draw from that documentary work and his 2009 book, The Healing of America, to explore a variety of models that other countries use to provide reliable, affordable healthcare to their populations.

T. R. Reid has become one of the nation's best-known correspondents through his coverage of global affairs for The Washington Post, his books and documentaries, and his light-hearted commentaries on National Public Radio's Morning Edition. In addition to his work with PBS, he has written and hosted documentary films for National Geographic TV and the A&E network. Reid has written six books in English and three in Japanese, and translated one book from the Japanese. His 2005 book, The United States of Europe, became a national bestseller.

Reid majored in Classics at Princeton University, and served as a naval officer and teacher. He has taught at Princeton University and the University of Michigan. At The Washington Post, he covered Congress and four presidential campaigns, and served as the paper's bureau chief in Tokyo and in London.

Co-Sponsored by KPR and the Madison and Lila Self Fellowship
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