FORA.tv Speaker - Elizabeth Farnsworth

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Biography

Elizabeth Farnsworth was chief correspondent and principal substitute anchor of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer from 1995-2000. She then became a senior correspondent, reporting mostly from overseas, and now freelances for The NewsHour and produces documentaries. In recent years, she has reported from Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Chile, Haiti and Vietnam. Her 2001 four-part series on the AIDS crisis in Botswana and Malawi received the 2001 Silver World Medal from the New York Festivals and a national Emmy nomination. Her documentary, Thanh's War, which aired on PBS in 1991, garnered a CINE Golden Eagle and a San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Gate Award. Her writings have appeared in Foreign Policy, World Policy Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, Mother Jones and other publications. She has lived in Peru and Chile and has a Master's Degree in Latin American History from Stanford University. Farnsworth is Co-producer, with Patricio Lanfranco, of The Judge and the General, a feature-length documentary about the legal pursuit of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, which will air on PBS next year. She is a member of the World Affairs Council of Northern California Board of Trustees and the Advisory Council of the Human Rights Center of the University of California, Berkeley.

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Global Philanthropy Forum: Promoting Good Governance

04.11.08 | 01:04:21 min | 0 comments