Two evenings with TV correspondent Jim Wooten

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:55

    NEWBURGH—Mount Saint Mary College will present Jim Wooten, senior correspondent for ABC TV's Nightline, for discussions of a courageous South African boy's battle with AIDS and the state of journalism. The public is welcome to attend these free events. Wooten has covered war and revolution, famine and flood in his more than 30 years in journalism. His lecture "Nkosi's Gift: Life Lessons from a Young Boy" will be held at 8 p.m. on Monday in Aquinas Theatre. Johnson died in 2001 at age 12, and became a symbol of the AIDS crisis. He is the hero of Wooten's 2004 book, We Are All the Same. The book was the summer reading assignment for the Mount's freshman class. The college will present an "Evening with Jim Wooten" in Hudson Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Mike Levine, executive editor of The Times Herald-Record, will interview Wooten about issues in journalism, such as the future of television news and Wooten's career, including the assignment that led to the writing of We Are All the Same. Before joining ABC news, Wooten was on the staff of Esquire magazine, wrote a column for The Philadelphia Inquirer and was a correspondent for The New York Times. To learn more, call Shirley Baker, director of new students and wellness programs, at 569-3184.