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Harold Evans on the best and worst of the US media

America's media comes under the scrutiny of award-winning editor and author Harold Evans at a lecture at LSE next week (Tuesday 22 February).

The former editor of The Sunday Times and The Times will be giving an invited audience of LSE students and guests his view on The American Experience: media pluses and minuses . Sociologist Professor Anthony Giddens, author of The Third Way, will chair the lecture.

This LSE event will be Mr Evans' only public speaking engagement during his visit to the UK to promote the paperback publication of his book The American Century. People, Power and Politics: an illustrated history (Pimlico Press, 2000).

The lecture takes place at 6pm in the Old Theatre, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2 on Tuesday 22 February, with a reception to follow.


Please contact Judith Higgin, LSE Press Office, tel: 020 7955 7582 if any journalists would like to attend the lecture.

For review copies of the book, please contact Sue Stephens on tel: 020 7840 8817.


  • In 1999 LSE launched a media and communications programme Media@Lse, building on its well-established MSc in Media and Communications.
  • Led by Professor Roger Silverstone, author of Why Study the Media? , this programme now offers masters courses in Global Media and Communications, Gender and the Media, New Media, Information and Society, and Media and Communications Regulation.
  • LSE media students are also involved in an innovative collaboration with the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Southern California.

Contact Professor Roger Silverstone on tel: 020 7955 6420.

14 February 2000