April Statesmanship Forum features Cal Thomas and Bob Beckel
NEW YORK, April 22, 2008—Cal Thomas and Bob Beckel will speak at the Statesmanship Forum hosted by The King’s College on Wednesday, April 23, 2008.
Thomas and Beckel are co-authors of the new book Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That Is Destroying America, which explores the problem of political polarization from the viewpoint of two people who, as they write, “spent a lot of years in the polarizing business, but on opposing sides.”
Thomas’s syndicated column appears in over 600 newspapers weekly, he is a regular contributor to Fox News Channel, and his daily radio commentary can be heard on over 300 stations. A graduate of American University and a 40-year journalistic veteran, Thomas worked as a reporter for NBC News in Washington, D.C. during the 60s and 70s. His other books include Blinded By Might and The Things That Matter Most.
Beckel is one of the nation’s leading political analysts. His career in politics began while working on Robert Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign. In 1984, he joined Walter Mondale’s bid for president as campaign manager, coining the term, “Where’s the Beef?” He has been a guest host for Larry King Live and co-host of CNN’s Crossfire Sunday and has appeared on numerous national news programs. In the late 70s, Beckel became the youngest deputy assistant secretary of state in history and steered the controversial Panama Canal treaties through Congress.
Provost Dr. Marvin Olasky will interview Thomas and Beckel during the event.
The Statesmanship Forum is held monthly at The King’s College and features newsmakers and prominent thinkers who challenge students to think critically about contemporary issues and current events facing society today.
The King’s College is a Christian liberal arts college located in the Empire State Building in New York City.
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