Journalist Bill Kurtis presenting ‘Death By Food’ at Moraine Valley

Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning investigative journalist Bill Kurtis will expose what is behind today’s rising health problems during “Death By Food: How the American Diet is Killing You” at Moraine Valley Community College on Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. He will give his presentation in the Dorothy Menker Theater, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center, on campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy, in Palos Hills. Tickets are $25.

A meet-and-greet reception in the Moraine Business and Conference Center will immediately follow his talk. The college Bookstore will sell copies of Kurtis’ “The Prairie Table Cookbook” at the reception. Kurtis is donating all proceeds from this event to Moraine Valley.

During the presentation, Kurtis will lay out his “Cold Case File” to show the means, motive and opportunity behind why food is over-processed, over-sugared, over-salted, contains too much fat, and is nutrient deplete. He will offer the “Healthy Triad” as a solution to getting a better food product and nutrients on the tables of American consumers.

With more than 40 years in broadcasting in Chicago and Los Angeles, Kurtis has covered some of history’s biggest stories, including breaking the Agent Orange story in 1978. In 1982, he joined Diane Sawyer on “The CBS Morning News,” where he remained until 1985. Chicagoans know him as half of the WBBM-Channel 2 anchor team of Kurtis and Jacobson. In 1990, he founded Kurtis Productions and began producing programs for the A&E Network, including “Investigative Reports” and “Cold Case Files,” as well as “The New Explorers” for PBS,  “Investigating History” for the History Channel and “American Greed” for CNBC. Kurtis also served as the host of A&E’s “American Justice”– the longest-running nonfiction justice series on cable. As an active conservationist, he founded the Tallgrass Beef Company out of Kansas City in 2005 to champion the environment and health benefits of grass-fed cattle ranching.

Tickets can be purchased online at morainevalley.edu/fpac, by calling (708) 974-5500, or at the Box Office located on the south end of the Fine and Performing Arts Center.For news media inquiries, call Jessica Crotty, College and Community Relations coordinator, at (708) 974-5281, or e-mail her at crotty@morainevalley.edu.

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