Distributed April 23, 2003
News Service Contact: Mary Jo Curtis
Sportswriter Frank Deford to speak on “Hype and Hypocrisy” April 30
Award-winning journalist, author and sports commentator Frank Deford will speak on “Sports: The Hype and Hypocrisy” Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at 7 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. Deford’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Brown Lecture Board.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown University Lecture Board will host award-winning journalist, author and sports commentator Frank Deford on Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at 7 p.m., when he will speak on “Sports: The Hype and Hypocrisy” in the Salomon Center for Teaching on The College Green. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Editors: Limited press seating may be reserved in advance by calling (401) 867-4968 or by contacting Lindsey_Murtagh@brown.edu.
Deford spent nearly 30 years as a writer for Sports Illustrated before moving to Newsweek in 1991. He can be heard every Wednesday as a commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition, and he is a regular correspondent on HBO’s “RealSports” with Bryant Gumbel. He is also the author of four books, including Casey on the Loose, which is being made into a Broadway musical.
Lauded by The Sporting News as “the most influential sports voice among members of the print media,” Deford has earned numerous honors for his writing. He has been elected to the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters, and his peers voted him the U.S. Sportswriter of the Year six times.
Deford, whose daughter died of cystic fibrosis, is also the president of the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. His book Alex: The Life of a Child is a memoir about his daughter.
For more information, call (401) 867-4968.