Hedrick Smith is a Pulitzer Prize-winning former reporter and editor for The New York Times, an Emmy Award-winning producer/correspondent for the PBS show Frontline, and author of several books.
He was educated at The Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut and at Williams College, where he was a brother of Alpha Delta Phi. He did his graduate work at Oxford University. He was a reporter for the New York Times from 1962 to 1988. He won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1974 for stories from Russia and Eastern Europe.
Smith has been a Nieman Fellow.
...this is precisely the purpose of censorship- not only to block unwanted views, but to keep people who are unhappy from knowing how many millions of others share their unhappiness; to keep the dormant opposition from awakening to its own developing strength.