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Journalist John Hockenberry: War Zones and Wheelchairs

Marcia Franklin talks with John Hockenberry, a longtime journalist who was the program director for the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. They discuss his view on changes in the media world, as well as advances in adaptive technology for disabled people. Hockenberry became a paraplegic in an auto accident as a teenager, but that didn’t keep him from reporting all over the world. He recorded those wheelchair-piloted adventures in his 1995 book, Moving Violations – War Zones, Wheelchairs and Declarations of Independence.

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Originally Aired: 12/04/2008

The interview is part of Dialogue’s series, “Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference,” and was taped at the 2008 conference. Since 1995, the conference has been bringing together some of the world’s most well-known and illuminating authors to discuss literature and life.

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