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Newsweek columnist Howard Fineman to give Licht Lecture
Newsweek magazine chief political correspondent Howard Fineman will give the inaugural Governor Frank Licht Lecture on Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at 7:30 p.m. in Sayles Hall on The College Green. Fineman will fill in for the previously-announced Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David S. Broder, who has canceled due to illness.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Howard Fineman, chief political correspondent and columnist for Newsweek magazine, will give the inaugural Governor Frank Licht Lecture on Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at 7:30 p.m. in Sayles Hall on The College Green.
Fineman will fill in for the previously-announced speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David S. Broder, who has canceled due to illness.
Fineman will speak on “Skull Versus Bones: Who Will Win the First Planetary Presidential Election?” The lecture, sponsored by the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, is free and open to the public.
Fineman’s work at Newsweek has included recent profiles of Howard Dean, John Kerry and President George W. Bush; his reporting has helped the magazine win three National Magazine Awards for journalistic excellence. As an analyst for NBC and its cable affiliates, he regularly appears on NBC’s “Today” show, MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” and on cablecasts of the “Imus in the Morning” radio show.
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 government. He was elected governor in 1968 and served two terms as the state's chief executive.
For more information, visit the Center’s Web site or call 401-863-2201.