First Amendment Center http://news.stlpublicradio.org en First Amendment Champion John Seigenthaler In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-amendment-champion-john-seigenthaler-st-louis <p>John Seigenthaler is a journalist and champion of the First Amendment.&nbsp; He was previously an editor and publisher of <em>The Tennessean</em> in Nashville and was the founding editorial director of <em>USA Today</em>.&nbsp; Prior, he served as a special assistant to Robert F. Kennedy during the 1960s, when Kennedy served as U.S. Attorney General.&nbsp;</p><p>During his time as a special assistant, Seigenthaler was involved and injured while trying to protect some of the freedom riders in Alabama.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:52:40 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 6912 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org First Amendment Champion John Seigenthaler In St. Louis