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Gov. Frank Licht Lecture
Pulitzer-Winning Columnist David S. Broder To Speak on U.S. Politics
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist David S. Broder, a national political correspondent for The Washington Post, will give the Gov. Frank Licht Lecture Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at 7:30 p.m. in Starr Auditorium in MacMillan Hall. Broder will speak on “American Politics: 2004 and Beyond.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist David S. Broder will speak on “American Politics: 2004 and Beyond” when he gives the Gov. Frank Licht Lecture Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at 7: 30 p.m. in Starr Auditorium, MacMillan Hall.
Broder, a national political correspondent for The Washington Post and a syndicated columnist, has been called “the high priest of political journalism.” The lecture is sponsored by the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions.
The Taubman Center established the Gov. Frank Licht Lecture Series as a result of a gift by former Rhode Island First Lady Dottie Licht. During nearly 25 years, Frank Licht, the valedictorian of Brown’s Class of 1938, served the public in all three branches of Rhode Island government. 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. The inaugural lecture was given in March 2004 by Newsweek columnist Howard Fineman.
David S. Broder
David S. Broder, the 1973 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, is a national 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 National Press Foundation’s 4th Estate Award (1990), and the National Press Foundation’s Distinguished Contributions to Journalism Award (1990). He has been named “Best Newspaper Political Reporter” by Washington Journalism Review, and he was ranked as Washington’s most highly regarded columnist in a Washingtonian Magazine survey of editorial-page editors and members of Congress.
Broder 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. A native of Chicago, he received bachelor and masters degrees in political science from the University of Chicago.
This lecture is free and open to the public. MacMillan Hall is located at 167 Thayer St. For more information, visit www.brown.edu/Departments/Taubman_Center/ or call 401-863-2201.