A Voice for Radio

Her infamous tenacity, notable (if slightly tarnished) résumé and James Bond villainess name may have helped establish NPR legal affairs consultant Nina Totenberg as the Lois Lane of the public radio airwaves. But it was her Peabody Award-winning coverage of the Clarence Thomas sexual harassment allegations that first brought her national attention and critical acclaim. In the 30-plus years she's been in the employ of National Public Radio, Totenberg has helped both in shaping its reporting style and establishing its journalistic integrity. And she gets extra "bad-ass" points for purportedly voicing a hypothetical scenario wherein Senator Jesse Helms contracts AIDS from a blood transfusion. Nina Totenberg appears 6 p.m. Wednesday at Texas Christian University in the Ed Landreth Auditorium, 2800 S. University Drive in Fort Worth. The event is free and open to the public. Call 817-257-6163.
Wed., Jan. 24, 6 p.m.
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