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“Horse Soldiers of 9/11”… a film screening and Q&A with director and war reporter Alex Quade

Oct 15, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The University of Washington Department of Communication presents a film screening and discussion with war reporter Alex Quade (B.A., 1992) on Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m.

It was the news the world breathlessly waited for immediately after the 9/11 terror attacks: a report of the first American troops on the ground in Afghanistan. All at once, the world’s attention focused on an iconic photo of small teams of U.S. Special Operations Forces doing something no American military had done in nearly a century: ride horses into combat. That photo would go on to inspire an artist to sculpt an 18-foot-tall monument at Ground Zero, ten years later. The courage of the first into battle is what guarantees the courage of those that follow. Narrated by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, come along for the ride with the “Horse Soldiers of 9/11”.

Pictures from the film and film trailer: http://bit.ly/OzY6nq


Alex Quade covers U.S. Special Operations Forces on combat missions downrange. She is the recipient of the national RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award and the Congressional Medal Of Honor Society’s “Tex McCrary Award For Excellence In Journalism” for her war reportage.

The Medal of Honor recipients present the award to individuals who, through their life’s work, have distinguished themselves by service or unbiased coverage of the United StatesMilitary through journalism.  Prior recipients of this prestigious award include legendary broadcasters Tom Brokaw, Mike Wallace, Tim Russert, Paul Harvey, and author Joe Galloway.

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society recognized Ms.Quade, “for her courageous reporting and honest news coverage”.

Quade worked at Fox News Channel before heading overseas in 1998 to cover war zones and hostile environments as a freelancer, mainly for CNN.  Extreme storytelling and silent risk-taking lie at the heart of what she does.  As a “one-man-band”, she embeds with elite combat units several months at a time, producing exclusive, long-form, special series and documentaries.

Quade’s commitment to providing viewers “ground truth” behind the world’s conflict zones has kept her “boots on the ground”.  For her award-winning “Brothers In Arms” for CNN’s “Paula Zahn Now”, Quade followed an Army National Guard family for 18-months, from Idaho to Iraq, and back.  Following the program’s airing on CNN, President George W. Bush publicly recognized the family for their bravery.

Quade’s dedication to giving voice to those in the fight is evident in “Hunting IEDs” for CNN’s “The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer” and CNN’s  “Anderson Cooper 360”.  Her series gave viewers their first inside look at a dangerous Marine Platoon mission in Fallujah.  The U.S. Department of Defense Joint IED Defeat Task Force has used her piece as a case study.

In “Combat Search And Rescue” for CNN’s “The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer” and “The Glenn Beck Show” on Headline News (HLN), Quade shared high-risk rescue missions from the frontlines of Iraq and Afghanistan with U.S. Special Operations Forces.

Alex Quade has been embedded with every branch of the U.S. military, and serves on the Board of Military Reporters and Editors, the Association of Military Journalists.

Read more about Alex Quade: http://bit.ly/QxHOa5


Kane Hall, room 210 is wheelchair accessible. If you require special accommodation, please contact Victoria Sprang at 206-724-3580 or vsprang@uw.edu.


Directions to Kane Hall: http://bit.ly/KDN3a9


Oct 15, 2012
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Kane Hall, University of Washington
1410 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98195 United States

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