Tucker Carlson of MSNBC to kick off 2008 MSE
By Amy Lunday
MSNBC senior campaign correspondent Tucker Carlson
will lead off the annual
Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium at 8 p.m. on Tuesday,
Sept. 9, in Homewood's Shriver Hall Auditorium. Doors
open at 7:30 p.m., and a reception in the Clipper Room
follows the event.
Carlson is the first of six speakers in the lineup for
this year's symposium, A More Perfect
Union: Partnership, Progress and Prosperity in a Changing
America. Also scheduled are Kareem Abdul
Jabbar, basketball hall-of-famer, author, actor and
humanitarian, Oct. 28; former CIA agent and
author Valerie Plame, Oct. 30; actor/comedian David Alan
Grier, Oct. 31 (part of Parents' Weekend
festivities; a limited number of $25 tickets are available
through Ticketmaster); actor/comedian Will
Ferrell, Nov. 4 (open to Johns Hopkins affiliates and
season pass holders only); and university
President William R. Brody, Nov. 19. All lectures are at 8
p.m. in Shriver Hall.
Established in 1967 to honor the university's eighth
president, the annual MSE Symposium is an
undergraduate-run lecture series that brings to campus
renowned speakers with a variety of
perspectives on issues of national importance.
Before being named MSNBC's senior campaign
correspondent earlier this year, Carlson hosted
The Situation With Tucker Carlson and Tucker. He joined
MSNBC in 2005 from CNN, where he was
the youngest anchor in that network's history. Carlson
became well-known during his tenure at CNN,
where he hosted political-themed shows including Crossfire.
He has reported stories from around the
world, and his writing has appeared in New York
magazine, Reader's Digest, Esquire, The Weekly
Standard and The New York Times Magazine.
The students are selling $60 season passes that will
secure guaranteed seating near the stage
for all lectures except Grier's. To purchase a pass, send a
check payable to Milton S. Eisenhower
Symposium, along with a note including your name and that
of the person for whom you are reserving a
seat, to Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, Mattin Center,
3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218.
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