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Tue, 30 June 2020

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At Home With John Humphrys

In Conversation with Matthew Stadlen

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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John Humphrys

Veteran BBC news broadcaster and Mastermind host.

John Humphrys is a Welsh broadcaster. From 1981 to 1987 he was the main presenter for the Nine O’Clock News, the flagship BBC News television programme, and from 1987 until 2019 he presented on the BBC Radio 4 breakfast programme Today. Since 2003 he has been the host of the BBC Two television quiz show Mastermind.

Matthew Stadlen

Broadcaster, writer and regular How To Academy host.

Matthew Stadlen is a broadcaster, writer and regular How To Academy host. Previously he was an LBC presenter, wrote The Matthew Stadlen Interview for the Telegraph and presented the TV series Five Minutes With and On The Road With for the BBC. He is a birdwatcher and photographer, and his book How To See Birds is out now. Twitter: @matthewstadlen