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MU Student Film Features James Foley

June 6, 2012


A one-hour program featuring James Foley, the journalist who was imprisoned for six weeks in Libya in April, 2011, will premiere on Milwaukee Public Television Sunday, June 10, on MPTV World 10.2 at 8 p.m.

DIEDERICH IDEAS: REPORTING FROM THE FRONT LINE also will air June 13 at 6 p.m.

The presentation is a project of Marquette University's Diederich College of Communication, produced and filmed entirely by its students, according to Julie Rosene, director of special projects for the college.

Foley, an MU graduate, discusses issues such as embedded journalists and combat reporting as well as his six weeks in a Libyan prison. Meg Jones, a Journal-Sentinel reporter who has covered military action, and MU journalism professor Herbert Lowe share their views with Foley in the program. The film includes excerpts from taped interviews with four veteran foreign correspondents,

The effort, filmed last fall, originally was conceived to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Rosene said. DIEDERICH IDEAS will become a regular class at the college next fall in which students can learn how to produce substantive programs.

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