2006-01-19 / News

TV reporter talks about First Amendment issues

Jim Taricani, an investigative reporter for News Channel 10, will discuss “The First Amendment and the Role of the Investigative Reporter” in the third lecture of the Winter Series at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Newport Art Museum.

In an episode that received national attention in 2004, Taricani refused to reveal the name of a confidential source who had given him a tape implicating then Providence Mayor Vincent Cianci in a bribery scandal. Taricani’s stand resulted in a 6-month home confinement sentence and widespread publicity due to the legal challenge to the inviolability of the freedom of the press.

This is the third of eight lectures in the Newport Art Museum’s Winter Lecture Series. The lectures take place every Saturday at the art museum at 2 p.m. through Feb. 25.

The cost of each lecture is $5 for museum members and $10 for non-members. It includes admission to the museum’s galleries as well as a tea after the lecture.

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