LINCOLN PARK — A renaissance man of broadcast journalism speaks Wednesday evening at Kibbitznest "In Praise of Conventional Wisdom."
Dave Marash, best known for his 16 years as a correspondent on ABC News' "Nightline," makes an appearance at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Kibbitznest, 2212 N. Clybourn Ave., as part of the high-minded bookstore's regular public discussions.
"Conventional wisdom is the platform from which considerations of what is wise and true can best be launched," reads a Kibbitznest flyer for the gathering. "Without it, public discussion must rely on sometimes incompatible personal wisdoms, which are likely to be 'partial' in both senses of the word, biased and incomplete. It is the presentation of conventional wisdom, and its constant renovation through reporting, that are the most crucial functions of journalism."
Marash has worked for ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS, as well as Al Jazeera English and ESPN. His days as a sports reporter go back to covering the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.
Now living in New Mexico, he plays host to a local radio show, "Here & There," four times a week. It live streams at 6:05 p.m. on ksfr.org and can also be heard as a podcast at davemarash.com and on iTunes.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
On Thursday evening, Cynthia Rutz of Valparaiso University speaks on the topic "Shakespeare on the Respect Due Our Fathers."