Scorsese becomes first filmmaker to deliver Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities

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Director Scorsese arrives at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar party in West HollywoodLOS ANGELES ( – Martin Scorsese has been tapped to deliver the 2013 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. The Oscar-winning director of "The Departed" and "Raging Bull" will hold forth on his career as one of the foremost chroniclers of Catholic guilt, violence and criminality in the annual talk sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Scorsese is the first filmmaker to get the honor, a prestigious forum that in the past has drawn such leading figures in the arts and academia as Toni Morrison, Robert Penn Warren and Harvard University President Drew Gilpin … USA, LLC