Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and Emmy award-winning producer, is one of America's premier journalists. In 26 years with The New York Times, Mr. Smith served in Saigon, Cairo, Paris, the American South, and as bureau chief in Moscow and Washington. In 1971, he was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team for the Pentagon Papers series, and in 1974 he won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting from Russia and Eastern Europe.
Mr. Smith has produced more than 50 hours of documentaries for PBS -- among them the mini-series "Inside Gorbachev's USSR" and an inside account of the 9/11 terrorist team, "Inside the Terrorist Network." His latest film is "Winning Back Our Democracy," the surprising story of grass roots citizen movements winning political reforms.
Mr. Smith's best-selling books include The Russians, The Power Game: How Washington Works, and Who Stole the American Dream an account of how we have become Two Americas. He now edits the informational website, reclaimtheAmericandream.org and writes op-eds, does broadcasts, and gives lectures on civic movements for political and economic reform in America.
Mr. Smith holds a B.A. from Williams College and did graduate work at Oxford as a Fulbright Scholar.