Summer Seminar Series

Thu July 25th 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Rocky's Place, Trinity, NL

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Tom Kennedy

Tall but True Tales from the Road.

Tom Kennedy was born and raised in St. John’s. He studied chemistry at Memorial University, and then chose, fortuitously, to study journalism at what was then called Ryerson. His went on to a career at the Globe and Mail Newspaper, CBC and CTV that lasted 40 years. He was one of the relatively few journalists in Tiananmen Square the night of the violent crackdown, he covered wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq, uprisings in the middle east, he faced arrest in Russia, flirted with becoming an arms merchant (sort of), and discovered (not really) an adolescent singer named Celine Dion. He promises an event of tall (but true) tales from the road.