Sulome Anderson on “Story in the Public Square”
Air dates: January 20-21, 2018
Even in the age of social media, we rely on journalists to find and tell the stories of people stuck in extreme circumstances. Joining us this week is one of the best of a new generation of journalists, Sulome Anderson.
Anderson is a journalist and author based between Beirut, Lebanon, and New York City. An alumna of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Anderson regularly reports feature stories for publications including Newsweek, The Atlantic, Esquire, New York, Harpers, Foreign Policy, VICE, Village Voice and Vox.com.
Her book The Hostage’s Daughter, a memoir and investigation of her father Terry Anderson’s seven-year captivity by terrorists in Lebanon, was published with HarperCollins’ Dey Street on October 4, 2016. The Hostage’s Daughter won a Nonfiction Book Award as well as two International Book Awards and has been optioned for film.
Anderson is currently at work on her next book, about radicalism in America, including extremism found in certain cults, gangs, religious sects and other groups.
“Story in the Public Square” airs on Rhode Island PBS in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts on Sundays at 11 a.m. and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. & 8:30 p.m. ET and Sundays at & 12:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), channel 124.
Story in the Public Square is a partnership between the Pell Center and The Providence Journal. The initiative aims to study, celebrate, and tell stories that matter.