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Press Release: Tucker Carlson, Co-Host of CNN's "Crossfire," to give Marcon Lecture at DeSales, Wed., April 21
Date: 4/8/2004

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Tucker Carlson, Co-Host of CNN's "Crossfire," to give Marcon Lecture at DeSales, Wed., April 21

Journalist and political commentator, Tucker Carlson, will deliver the 21st Annual Frank L. Marcon Lecture, Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at 7:30 p.m., in the Billera Sport and Fitness Center at DeSales University. A question-and-answer period will follow the lecture. The program is open to the public free of charge, but tickets are required. For tickets, call (610) 282-4604.

Prior to the evening lecture, students will have a chance to interact with Carlson during an informal discussion session at 4 p.m., in the White Board Room of the McShea Student Center. (PLEASE NOTE: Student discussion session is not open to the public, but media is invited to attend.)

As co-host of CNN's popular and lively political debate program, "Crossfire," Carlson provides insight and commentary "from the right," as he squares off against the likes of James Carville and Paul Begala, "from the left."

Carlson, considered to be the freshest face in conservative punditry, is among the best political analysts in broadcast journalism today. He is known for offering audiences a spirited, candid and incisive look into current events, from the White House to the Middle East.

Prior to "Crossfire," Carlson was co-host of CNN's "Spin Room." He is scheduled to host a half-hour prime-time weekly series on PBS that will begin airing in June 2004.

Carlson is the author of Politicians, Partisans and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News, published in September 2003. A longtime newspaper and magazine writer, Carlson has covered politics, campaigns, crime and restaurants for dozens of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Esquire, Forbes, GQ, The Weekly Standard, and The New Republic. He also is a contributor to New York magazine, as well as a columnist for Reader's Digest.

A native of La Jolla, California, Carlson studied history at Trinity College in Connecticut. He resides in Virginia with his wife and children.

The Marcon Lecture Series is named in memory of Frank L. Marcon, a prominent area businessman who served as a DeSales University trustee from 1966, until his death in 1982. Previous speakers have included Charlie Rose, Tim Russert, Mark Shields, Paul Gigot, Helen Thomas, Bob Arnot and Peggy Noonan.

Press Release: Tucker Carlson, Co-Host of CNN's "Crossfire," to give Marcon Lecture at DeSales, Wed., April 21 | Posted on: 4/8/2004

For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive D
irector of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

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