by Bob Herbert
Bob Herbert's highly regarded column on politics, urban affairs, and social trends has been appearing in The New York Times for 15 years. Over the course of a distinguished career before joining the Times, Mr. Herbert worked as a reporter, editor, and columnist for the Newark Star-Ledger and The Daily News, served as a national correspondent for NBC, and reported regularly on The Today Show and NBC Nightly News as well as for other television and radio outlets.
He is the author of Promises Betrayed: Waking Up from the American Dream (Times Books, 2005) and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Meyer Berger Award for coverage of New York City, the American Society of Newspaper Editors award for distinguished newspaper writing, and the Peter Kihss award of the New York Society of The Silurians for distinguished contribution to American journalism.
This event was sponsored by the Donald C. Samuel Fund for Economics and Politics.