CNN's Jeff Greenfield to speak at Fairfield University


Image: Jeffrey GreenfieldVeteran journalist and author Jeff Greenfield will speak at Fairfield University's Open VISIONS Forum on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. "A Political Update with Jeff Greenfield" will offer insight into America's political maneuverings.

Greenfield, an Emmy-award winning journalist who serves as co-anchor and senior analyst at CNN, is renowned for his analysis and commentary on the Washington, D.C. political scene. His experience, having reported on virtually every important domestic political story during his long career, and quick wit have made him one of the nation's most sought-after speakers.

Adding to his positions at CNN, he recently became host of the new talk show "Greenfield At Large," a round table conversational program featuring guests outside of the traditional pool of experts to talk about a variety of timely topics.

Before joining CNN in 1998, Greenfield was ABC News' political and media analyst for 14 years, appearing regularly on "Nightline" and serving as an essayist on "World News Sunday." During political seasons, his reports from the convention floors and his election night analyses were a regular feature of ABC's campaign coverage.

In addition to his work on television, Greenfield also writes a column for TIME magazine and has authored or co-authored nine books. Those books include Television: The First 50 years, The Real Campaign, and The People's Choice, published in 1995 and named one of The New York Times' notable books of the year.

Early in his career, Greenfield was an aid and speechwriter for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and later served as chief speechwriter for New York Mayor John V. Lindsay.

"A Political Update with Jeff Greenfield" is presented by Fairfield University's Open VISIONS Forum, an outreach program of the School of Continuing Education. This lecture is sponsored in part by Virgin Atlantic. Those interested in becoming a patron, with priority ticketing service, should contact Kerry McManus in the office of Special Events at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2392.

Tickets for the event are $15, with discounts available for seniors, students and groups. For tickets, call the box office at (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-ARTS-396.

Editor: Jeff Greenfield will be available for a press conference in the Quick Center for the Arts at 2:30 p.m., prior to his lecture. Please call Nancy Lilley at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726 if you plan to come.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 1, 2001

Vol. 34, No. 79