Criminal Justice brings renowned journalist to campus

Journalist Hugh Aynesworth

The Department of Criminal Justice at Radford University will host Hugh Aynesworth at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 in the Bonnie Auditorium.

Aynesworth, a six-time Pulitzer Prize nominee for investigative journalism, is coming to Radford in conjunction with a course on the Kennedy assassination, team-taught by Professors Steve Owen and Tod Burke.

“We are very excited and honored to have someone of Mr. Aynesworth’s expertise visiting Radford University to share his perspectives of the Kennedy and Oswald assassinations with both our students, and the campus community,” Burke said.

Aynesworth witnessed the Kennedy assassination first-hand, as well as the murder of accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. He also interviewed serial killer Ted Bundy and reported on the case of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. The media played a role in each of these cases, about which Aynesworth will share his perspective.

“We are looking forward to hearing about how the role of journalism has changed – both for good and bad - during his career spanning more than 50 years,” Burke said. “What we find so impressive about Mr. Aynesworth is his determination to find the ‘truth.’”

Aynesworth’s visit will prove to be an opportunity for the campus community to interact with a six-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and hear the stories that shaped history.

Oct 10, 2016
Max Esterhuizen
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