Mary Alice Williams to Moderate Discussion with Candice Bergen on April 6

Feb 27, 2015

Mary Alice Williams, a groundbreaking journalist in real life, will moderate a special evening with Candice Bergen, who famously portrayed a groundbreaking journalist on television, on Monday, April 6, at the Hyatt Regency Princeton.

The event, hosted by Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS), will feature a discussion of Candice Bergen's new memoir, A Fine Romance. To register, please call 1-888-897-8979 or visit

Registration is $45 per person, which includes a copy of A Fine Romance, coffee, tea and light desserts.

MaryAliceWilliams-resizedforListrakMs. Williams (left) is an author and highly acclaimed broadcast journalist who currently anchors NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams on New Jersey's public television network.

She was one of the primary architects behind CNN and served as the network's principal anchor following its launch in 1980. She was appointed Vice President in charge of CNN's New York bureau in 1982, becoming one of the highest-ranking female television executives in America. Ms. Williams remained in that position until 1989, when she joined NBC News.

Ms. Williams was an anchor on the NBC News team that won a national Emmy Award for its coverage of the fall of communism. She also anchored Sunday Today, NBC News Special Reports, Yesterday Today & Tomorrow and NBC's extended coverage of Desert Storm: War in the Gulf. She was a frequent anchor and correspondent for NBC Nightly News, Sunrise and The Today Show.

Ms. Williams has received numerous awards and 14 honorary doctorates for her outstanding contributions to journalism and television.

In 1992, Ms. Williams portrayed herself in a cameo appearance on Murphy Brown, the sitcom that made Candice Bergen a cultural icon and earned her five Emmy Awards.

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