Feared by politicians but loved by the nation, the former presenter of Today is widely renowned for his singular ability to hold power to account.
From Nixon’s resignation to the end of apartheid, the creation of Zimbabwe to the disaster at Aberfan, John Humphrys was already the nation’s witness to history in the making when he became the host of our most popular news programme.
As the presenter of Radio 4’s Today he grilled our leaders while the rest of us were still eating breakfast, pulling no punches even when interviewing his own boss, the BBC’s then director general George Entwistle. Distrustful of authority in all its forms, his tough, interrogative approach to interviewing has defined current affairs in this country for more than thirty years.
Now John joins the How To Academy for a free livestream with his fellow broadcast journalist, Matthew Stadlen, to share stories from a lifetime at the heart of the nation’s political life.
This talk takes place at 3:00pm British Summer Time.
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