Primary Colors author Joe Klein talks about presidential politics at Fairfield University's Open VISIONS

Hard-hitting political analyst, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, former political reporter for Newsweek and "Anonymous" author of the best-selling novel Primary Colors, Joe Klein, will host a "Town Forum on the Presidential Campaign" at Fairfield University's next Open VISIONS Forum on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m., in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

For provocative analysis and reporting in our nation's capital, readers look to Klein's "Letter from Washington" column in The New Yorker where he addresses the culture of politics and the impact that public policy has on society. Prior to joining The New Yorker, Klein was a political reporter and columnist at Newsweek where his column, "Public Lives" earned a National Headliner Award.

A Guggenheim fellow, Klein is also the winner of the National Magazine Award for his coverage of the 1992 Clinton Campaign which inspired Primary Colors. The book was the first in history to simultaneously make the best-seller lists on three continents and was subsequently made into a major motion picture starring John Travolta.

Klein is a frequent guest on "Meet the Press," "Charlie Rose" and numerous national public affairs programs. He has also written two non-fiction books, Payback: Five Marines After Vietnam and Woody Guthrie: A Life. His articles and book reviews have appeared in "The New Republic," "The New York Times," "The Washington Post," "Life" and "Rolling Stone." Following the lecture he will sign copies of his new novel, The Running Mate.

The Open VISIONS Forum, a program of Fairfield University's School of Continuing Education, is sponsored in part by Advest. Ticket prices vary for each lecture. Tickets for the Klein lecture are $15 and $12 for seniors. For tickets or information call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll-free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

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Posted on September 6, 2000

Vol. 33, No. 38

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