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Nina Totenberg
Nina Totenberg

National Public Radio’s award-winning legal correspondent Nina Totenberg will discuss “The Supreme Court and the Presidency” on Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. for the free event, and no ticket is required.

Totenberg will reveal the intrigue behind the headlines in this discussion with Michael Gerhardt, Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor at the UNC School of Law and Scholar in Residence at the National Constitution Center. He is a nationally recognized expert on constitutional conflicts and the author of numerous law review articles and five books. A Q&A will follow the discussion.

Totenberg will appear on campus as the 2016-17 Frey Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Totenberg’s coverage of legal affairs and the Supreme Court has won her widespread recognition. Newsweek says, “The mainstays [of NPR] are Morning Edition and All Things Considered. But the crème de la crème is Nina Totenberg.”

Totenberg’s reports air regularly on NPR’s critically acclaimed news magazines, All Things Considered,Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. A frequent contributor to major newspapers and periodicals, she has published articles in the New York Times Magazine, the Harvard Law Review, the Christian Science Monitor, Parade magazine, New York Magazine and others.

frey-totenberg-flyer-copyBefore joining NPR in 1975, Totenberg served as Washington editor of New Times Magazine, and before that she was the legal affairs correspondent for the National Observer.

She has won every major journalism award in broadcasting, and is the only radio journalist to have won the National Press Foundation award for Broadcaster of the Year.

The College’s promotional partners include UNC’s School of Law and School of Media and Journalism.

The Frey Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professorship was established in 1989 to bring leaders from a variety of fields, including government, public policy, international affairs and the arts, to UNC-Chapel Hill. The foundation was established in 1974 by Edward J. and Frances Frey of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their son, alumnus David Gardner Frey, B.A. ’64, J.D. ’67, is chair of the foundation.

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WUNC’s Frank Stasio interviewed Nina Totenberg about the recent NC voting law case and other court cases on “The State of Things” here.

Listen to an interview on WCHL radio with Michael Gerhardt:



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