Hampton University
Veteran Television Executive Fred Johnson to Speak at HU
12/04/2012 - #35

This Wednesday, Dec. 5, acclaimed producer and comedy writer Fred Johnson will be the guest at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) Caldwell Café, featuring Professor Earl Caldwell, the writer-in-residence at the SHSJC. The live taping will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the television studio.

Johnson's career spans nearly 40 years of creative work in the television industry. A native New Yorker and a graduate of Stanford University and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, some of his more notable assignments include work on the "MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour,"  "Frontline" and the film project "Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story,” as well as the situation comedies "Moesha," "The Bernie Mac Show," "227," the "Royal Family" with Redd Foxx and, most recently, the VH1 television series "Single Ladies." 

Join Johnson and Caldwell as they engage in a passionate discussion about a writer's journey on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Refreshments will be available in the reception area immediately following the interview.

The Caldwell Café series is named after Earl Caldwell, a nationally renowned journalist, who is a writer-in-residence with the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. The series was designed as a vehicle for Caldwell to expose students to media and journalism professionals in a relaxed environment.

For more information, contact Caldwell at 757.637.2020 or earl.caldwell@hamptonu.edu.

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