Newhouse Mirror Awards Tribute to Legendary Journalist to Air on WCNY

David Carr (image courtesy of Getty Images)

David Carr (image courtesy of Getty Images)

Syracuse University faculty and alumni are featured in "Remembering David Carr," a documentary honoring the late New York Times journalist David Carr, scheduled to air on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 10:45 p.m. on Public Broadcasting’s WCNY TV.

Robert Thompson, director of the Newhouse School’s Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture, and Mary Karr, Jesse Truesdell Peck Professor of Literature at the University, are prominently featured in the tribute along with Stephen Colbert, Lena Dunham, Anthony Bourdain, Gay Talese, Dean Bacquet and Tom Arnold. Author, journalist and Syracuse University alumnus Ken Auletta also took part.

Carr was honored posthumously at Newhouse’s Mirror Awards this past June in New York City for his impact, innovation, and influence in the field of journalism. For the past 25 years, Carr wrote about media as it intersects with business, culture and government. Carr was also the author of the memoir "The Night of the Gun."

The documentary is a production of the University's Electronic Media Communications.

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