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Fred Barnes and Peter Beinart Lecture

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Henry H. Fowler Public Policy Lecture Series

Fred Barnes and Peter Beinart lecture "The Meaning of the 2004 Election and What It Holds for the Future"

January 27, 2005, 7:30 p.m., Fred Barnes and Peter Beinart , Political Commentators

SALEM, Va.- Roanoke College's Henry H. Fowler Public Policy Lecture Series will present a dialog, "The Meaning of the 2004 Election and What It Holds for the Future," between two of America's best-known political commentators Fred Barnes and Peter Beinart Thursday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Olin Theater. Complimentary tickets are required through the Olin Box Office, Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m., at (540) 375-2333 or online at www.roanoke.edu/events.

Barnes is executive editor of The Weekly Standard, a leading conservative magazine. He has covered the Supreme Court and the White House and appears regularly on Fox News programs. He was graduated from the University of Virginia and was a Neiman Fellow at Harvard University. Barnes served as the national political correspondent for The Baltimore Sun and wrote the "Presswatch" media column for The American Spectator. He is host, along with Mort Kondracke, of the "Beltway Boys" on the Fox News Channel. He appears regularly on Fox's "Special Report" with Brit Hume. From 1988 to 1998 he was a regular panelist on the "McLaughlin Group." He also has appeared on "Nightline," "Meet the Press," "Face the Nation" and "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer."

Beinart has been editor of The New Republic, a leading liberal magazine, since November 1999. He writes The New Republic's weekly TRB column. Beinart also has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, The Atlantic Monthly, Newsweek and Time, where he is a contributor. He is a regular panelist on "Final Round" on CNN's Sunday show, "Late Edition," and he has appeared on ABC's "The Week with George Stephanopoulos" and many other television programs. He was graduated from Yale University and was a Rhodes Scholar from Oxford with a master's degree in international relations.