Now a Professor, Aaron Brown Avoids Watching TV

By Andrew Gauthier 


It has been more than nine years since Aaron Brown stood on a rooftop in New York City and anchored coverage that is burned in our collective memory, keeping his head as buildings crumbled behind him on Sept. 11, 2001.

As the Walter Cronkite professor of Journalism at Arizona State’s University’s Cronkite School of Journalism, he’s teaching a class called “Turning Points in Television News.”

And, yes, he does use his CNN coverage of that terrible day in class, reluctantly. More…