A spokesperson for the Pittsburgh school said the 70-year-old's photo — which he tweeted out with the caption, "70 is the new 50 (Erica and family are going to be so pissed...but at my age...)" — was "inappropriate and not in line with the school's values as a Catholic university." Rivera is calling the cancellation "pretentious censorship."
Duquesne's cancellation of my JFK panel appearance is pretentious censorship Do students agree with administration? Am I banned for life?— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) September 2, 2013
Rivera was supposed to moderate a panel to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK. New York Magazine points out that Rivera did actually have a pretty significant role in reporting the assassination — he was the first in the United States to broadcast the Zapruder film, one of the most clear, complete videos of the shooting.
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