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John Hazen White Lecture
NPR’s Mara Liasson to speak Nov. 11 on “Election 2004”
Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for National Public Radio, will discuss “Election 2004: A Washington Insider’s View,” part of the John Hazen White Sr. Lecture Series, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. This event is free and open to the public.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for National Public Radio, will speak on “Election 2004: A Washington Insider’s View” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. Liasson’s address, sponsored by the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, will be this fall’s John Hazen White Sr. Lecture.
Liasson, who graduated from Brown in 1977 with an A.B. in American history, will discuss the implications of the election results on national policy. The lecture is free and open to the public.
In her role as an NPR’s correspondent, Liasson is a regular contributor to “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition,” with reports on the politics and policy maelstroms of the White House and Capital Hill. She is also a contributor to Fox News.
Liasson joined NPR in 1985 as a general assignment reporter and newscaster, then served as its congressional correspondent from 1989 to 1992. She was NPR’s White House correspondent for all eight years of the Clinton Administration – coverage that earned her the White House Correspondents Association’s Merriman Smith Award for daily news coverage in 1994, 1995 and 1997. Prior to joining NPR, Liasson worked as a freelance radio and television reporter in San Francisco, as managing editor and anchor of “California Edition” (a California Public Radio nightly news program) and as a reporter for “The Vineyard Gazette” on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. In 1988-89 she attended Columbia University as a recipient of a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in economics and business journalism.
The John Hazen White Sr. Lecture Series, endowed by a local businessman and sponsored by the Taubman Center, features nationally prominent experts on political science, public opinion and public policy. Previous speakers have included former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart, Rev. Jesse Jackson Jr., and media mogul Ted Turner, among others. For more information, call (401) 863-2201.