Sander Vanocur to speak at Yale

What was Richard Nixon like? How close to reality is Anthony Hopkins' interpretation in the recent Oliver Stone film?

What was Richard Nixon like? How close to reality is Anthony Hopkins’ interpretation in the recent Oliver Stone film?

Veteran newsman Sander Vanocur will speak on “Nixon: the Man and the Movie,” at Yale University’s Whitney Humanities Center on Monday, April 22, at 8 p.m. The talk is free and the public is invited. The Humanities Center is at 53 Wall Street on the corner of Church Street.

Mr. Vanocur, a journalist with more than 40 years’ experience in print, radio, and television, covered Nixon in his heyday and after his fall from power. More recently, he interviewed Stone and Hopkins on the movie version of Nixon’s life and has some interesting insights to share about the difference between the real Nixon and the film character.

From 1977-1991, Mr. Vanocur worked as a journalist for ABC News as chief diplomatic correspondent, senior correspondent in Buenos Aires, and anchor for “Business World,” a pioneering weekly business program. Over the years, he has covered presidential elections, national politics, economic summits, business news, and more. Prior to that, Mr. Vanocur spent 14 years at NBC News, where he was Washington correspondent for the “Today” show, contributing editor to the Huntley-Brinkley Report, and host of his own monthly television news magazine.

Mr. Vanocur began his journalism career as a reporter on the London staff of the Manchester Guardian. He has worked as a reporter for The New York Times and television editor and critic for The Washington Post.

Current host of the History Channel’s prime-time show, “Movies in Time,” Mr. Vanocur’s visit to New Haven is sponsored by ComCast and co-hosted by the Yale’s Film Study Center and The Yale Herald student newspaper. The History Channel is part of A&E Television Networks and features historical documentaries, films, and mini- series.

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