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KNOXVILLE — Robert Krulwich, who TV Guide called “the most inventive reporter in television,” will give the University of Tennessee’s annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture on Monday, Mar. 26 at 8 p.m. in the Shiloh Room of the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center.

Robert Krulwich
Robert Krulwich
The Emmy-award-winning ABC and National Public Radio science correspondent’s lecture will be entitled “What a Reporter Learns from Dylan, Coltrane, and Chumbawamba -– Journalism as Music.”

The lecture will be illustrated with multimedia highlights from his career in television and radio.

Krulwich has won two national Emmy Awards -– one for a special on privacy on the Internet, the other for a special on the cultural history of the Barbie doll.

He has been noted for his ability to weave the theme of science into topics that are accessible to the average American, as well as his unique approach to telling scientifically-based stories. New York magazine describes him as “the man who simplifies without being simple.”

Krulwich won the American Association for the Advancement of Science Excellence in Television Award in 2001 for a Nova special on the human genome. He also won the duPont Award from Columbia University for his investigative series Frontline on PBS.

Krulwich’s speech is this year’s Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture. The Hill Lecture series brings distinguished science journalists to campus to share their thoughts on science, society, and the mass media.

The lectures are made possible by an endowment created by Tom Hill and Mary Frances Hill Holton in honor of their parents, Alfred and Julia Hill, founders of The Oak Ridger. The Hill family’s endowment of the lecture series was a gift to the University of Tennessee’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media in the College of Communication and Information.

Krulwich holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College in U.S. history and a law degree from Columbia University. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

The University Center is at the corner of Cumberland Drive and Phillip Fulmer Way. Parking is available in the garage on Phillip Fulmer Way next to the University Center and in free lots to the south of the parking garage. Refreshments will be served, and the event is free and open to the public.

Mark Littmann, School of Journalism & Electronic Media, (865-974-8156,

Jay Mayfield, media relations, (865-974-9409,