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CNN’s Jim Acosta talks current state of journalism, new book at Point Park

Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent, visited Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse and discussed his new book “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America,” as well as his experiences in the White House.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

When discussing his new book “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America,” at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse on Thursday night, Acosta faced cries of “InfoWars,” “fake news” and “hateful” from members of the audience.

Pitt alum potential CNN Hero of the Year for humanitarianism efforts

Pitt alum Samir Lakhani founded the nonprofit organization, Eco-Soap Bank during his senior year at Pitt in 2014. (Photo courtesy of Samir Lakhani)

By Anna Bongardino | Contributing Editor

November 13, 2017

At the age of 22, Samir Lakhani spent several long and laborious days cleaning, sanitizing and compressing used bars of soap with one young Cambodian woman. The woman, Prornh Thearang, spoke no English, but the duo sat side-by-side for hours, listening to Cambodian folk music as they worked. Lakhan...

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