Past Events and Screenings

"The Takeaway”


“The Takeaway” with John Hockenberry visited to Buffalo!
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 WBFO produced a live taping of a portion of the national radio program, “The Takeaway” with program host, John Hockenberry on his extensive career in broadcast journalism.
“The Takeaway” is a unique partnership of global news leaders. It is a co-production of PRI (Public Radio International) and WNYC Radio in collaboration with The New York Times and WGBH Boston.

About host, John Hockenberry
Three-time Peabody Award winner, four-time Emmy winner and "Dateline NBC" correspondent, John Hockenberry has broad experience as a journalist and commentator. He has reported from all over the world, having anchored programs for network, cable and radio.

Hockenberry was responsible for two of the most innovative programs to air on MSNBC. Hockenberry joined NBC as a correspondent for "Dateline NBC" in January 1996 after a fifteen-year career in broadcast news at both National Public Radio and ABC News.


In 2009, Hockenberry was appointed to the White House Fellows Commission by President Barack Obama.

Hockenberry is also the author of the novel “A River Out of Eden and "Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs and Declarations of Independence," which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1996. He has also written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, I.D., Wired, The Columbia Journalism Review, Details, and The Washington Post.

 “The Takeaway” was broadcast from Buffalo on WBFO-FM 88.7, Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26!
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