Fox News political commentator Juan Williams will speak about his experiences as a Washington, D.C. insider Nov. 9 at Gettysburg College.
The 7:30 p.m. talk, "The Latest from Washington: An Insider's View," will take place in the College Union Building Ballroom located along Lincoln Avenue. Williams is a fulltime commentator for the Fox News Channel. He was recently fired as a news analyst from National Public Radio after making controversial comments on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor." The lecture is open to the public at no charge.
Williams has authored six books and creates prizewinning columns and editorials for The Washington Post. His most recent book is "Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It." Williams has written articles for various magazines, including Newsweek, Fortune, Atlantic Monthly, Ebony and The New Republic.
The talk will be the 13th Annual Blavatt Lecture. Inaugurated in 1996, the Blavatt Lecture brings to Gettysburg College individuals whose professional experiences provide a unique perspective on the American political system. The lecture is made possible by the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Blavatt of Owings Mills, Md. Both of the Blavatts' sons graduated from Gettysburg College, as did their spouses: Jeffrey and Kelly and Jason and Amy. Previous speakers include former Majority Leader of the United States Senate Tom Daschle, former Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives Richard Armey, former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Governor Howard Dean, New York Times Supreme Court Senior Correspondent Linda Greenhouse, Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham, and 1961 Gettysburg College graduate Fred Fielding, White House counselor to Presidents Reagan and George W. Bush.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Contact: Kendra Martin, director of media relations & news content, 717.337.6801Posted: Mon, 1 Nov 2010
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