Join CPF Fellow and 5-time Emmy Award winning journalist Hank Plante as he interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post veteran Glenn Frankel about the politics of journalism and the journalism of politics.

Hank Plante will be in person at Social Sciences (SOS) B15 from 10:00 am until 11:50 am. Glenn Frankel will be Zoomed into the room. There will be time for Q&A.

No registration necessary. Come on down to SOS B15 at 10:00 am to participate.


Henry "Hank" Plante is an American television reporter and newspaper columnist. Winner of the George Foster Peabody Award and multiple Emmys, he covered California for three decades for TV stations in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

He now writes occasional columns for newspapers in California, usually focusing on politics or gay and lesbian issues. One of the first openly gay TV reporters in the United States, Plante is the recipient of various honors from LGBT rights advocacy organizations and trade groups. In addition, Plante was featured in the documentary "5B", which was selected for the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. The film is about the first AIDS ward in the nation, which Plante covered as a reporter.

A native of Detroit, Plante worked in both radio and television journalism, including 25 years at KPIX-TV (CBS 5) in San Francisco, before retiring in April 2010. Before that, he worked in print journalism, including at The Washington Post. At KPIX-TV, he interviewed a range of national and state political figures, including five U.S. Presidents and numerous Governors, legislators, and opinion makers. He began his career as a journalist in Washington, D.C. at the Sentinel Newspapers, where he was managing editor, and at The Washington Post, where he worked on the city desk.

Glenn Frankel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who spent 27 years at The Washington Post as a reporter and editor. Glenn has written four best-selling books, the most recent of which look at iconic American movies and explore them in the context of the eras they reflect.

His books include: High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic, and Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic.

In 2018 Glenn was named a Motion Picture Academy Film Scholar. Besides his work at the Washington Post, Glenn’s journalism has been published in Vanity Fair, the Wall Street Journal, Politico and Mother Jones. Glenn has also taught journalism at Stanford and U.T. Texas at Austin.


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