National Press Club

Comedian/Documentarian Harry Shearer calls for better focus in journalism, March 14

March 1, 2011

Comedian and Documentary film maker Harry Shearer will critique the media's coverage of major events, including Hurricane Katrina, at a luncheon March 14 at a National Press Club.

Best known for his iconic voice work on The Simpsons, Shearer is also a documentarian. His film The Big Uneasy focuses on the cause of the flooding after Hurricane Katrina.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. with the speech beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 2 p.m. Cost of tickets is $18 for Press Club members, $29, for guests of members, and $36 for general admission. To reserve tickets, please e-mail or call 202-662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at time of reservation.

To submit a question in advance, put SHEARER in the subject line and email to before 11 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

-- Patti Giglio,