T.R. Reid

T.R. Reid

T.R. Reid, a journalist whose most recent book is The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care, will discuss his experiences covering health care and international issues in a lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, in the auditorium of O’Shaughnessy Educational Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

His talk, part of Minnesota Public Radio’s 2010-2011 Broadcast Journalist Series, is co-sponsored bHealing-of-America-imagey St. Thomas’ College of Arts and Sciences and the Communication and Journalism Department.

The talk is free but tickets are required. Tickets are available at any of the Twin Cities Bibelot Shops.

As a journalist, Reid has reported from three dozen countries on five continents. He has been Washington Post’s bureau chief in Tokyo and London, has covered Congress and has reported on four presidential campaigns.

He also has written and hosted documentary films for National Geographic TV, PBS and the A&E network. He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.”

Minnesota Public Radio’s Broadcast Journalist Series, now in its 14th year, commissions renowned public-broadcasting journalists for a 24-hour residency four times a year. They share insights on their craft and issues that affect our world.