New York Times columnist to speak Sept. 16

New York Times columnist Bob Herbert will speak at Gettysburg College Sept. 16 as part of the Eisenhower Institute's 2009 Fall Speaker Series.

The 7:30 p.m. lecture will take place in the College Union Building, Room 260. The event is free and open to the public. Herbert's talk, "Wounded Colossus: Bringing America Back from the Brink," will highlight ways the United States is suffering from a range of self-inflicted wounds, which have undermined quality of life and diminished influence overseas.

Herbert joined The New York Times as an opinion and editorial columnist in 1993. Prior to, Herbert was a national correspondent for NBC, reporting regularly on "The Today Show" and "NBC Nightly News." A founding panelist of "Sunday Edition," a weekly discussion program on WCBS-TV, Herbert also hosted "Hotline," a weekly program on WNYC-TV. He worked at The Daily News, serving in a variety of positions including general assignment reporter, national correspondent, consumer affairs editor, city hall bureau chief and city editor. Herbert's career began in 1970 as a reporter at The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J.

Herbert's talk is presented in recognition of Constitution Day, in which colleges and universities are asked by Congress to raise awareness of the founding document and its influence in the political life of the nation.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences. With a student body of approximately 2,600, it is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

By: Kendra Martin, director of media relations, 717.337.6801

 

Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2009

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