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Pulitzer-winning journalist David S. Broder to give first Licht Lecture
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David S. Broder will give the inaugural Gov. Frank Licht Lecture when he speaks on “American Politics: 2004 and Beyond” on Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at 7:30 p.m. in Sayles Hall on The College Green. The lecture, sponsored by the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, is free and open to the public.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. —Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David S. Broder will speak on “American Politics: 2004 and Beyond” when he gives the inaugural Governor Frank Licht Lecture on Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at 7:30 p.m. in Sayles Hall on The College Green.
Broder, a national political correspondent for The Washington Post and a syndicated columnist, has been called “the high priest of political journalism.” The lecture, sponsored by the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, is free and open to the public.
The Taubman Center has established the Governor Frank Licht Lecture Series as a result of a gift by former Rhode Island First Lady Dottie Licht. For nearly 25 years, Frank Licht, the valedictorian of Brown's Class of 1938, served the public in all three branches of Rhode Island govern-ment. First elected governor in 1968, he served two terms as the state’s chief executive. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Licht was elected to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1949 and served there until 1956, when he was appointed as an associate justice of Rhode Island Superior Court. In 1986, the Providence County Court House was named in his honor as The Frank Licht Judicial Complex; today it serves as a living memorial to the governor's contributions to the state.
David S. Broder
David S. Broder, the 1973 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, is a na-tional political correspondent for The Washington Post. His highly regarded column, carried twice each week by more than 300 newspapers around the world, covers numerous facets of American political life. A regular commentator on CNN’s “Inside Politics,” NBC’s “Meet the Press,” and PBS’s “Washington Week in Review,” Broder is the winner of numerous journalism awards, including the White Burkett Miller Presidential Award (1989), the prestigious National Press Foundation’s 4th Estate Award (1990), and the National Press Foundation's Distinguished Contributions to Journalism Award (1990). He is the author or co-author of seven books, most recently Democracy Derailed: Initiative Campaigns and the Power of Money (2000), and he has served as a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs at Duke University.
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