David Gregory goes "Inside the Beltway" for firsthand look at American politics and the press

David Gregory goes "Inside the Beltway" for firsthand look at American politics and the press

8 p.m., Monday, September 22, 2014
Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Image: David Gregory Emmy Award-winning journalist David Gregory will provide a firsthand look at the latest Washington headlines and the working press that covers them at 8 p.m., Monday, September 22, 2014, at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Gregory, the former moderator of NBC News' Meet the Press, will present the lecture "Inside the Beltway: Reflections on Politics & Media" as part of Open VISIONS Forum , Fairfield University's signature lecture series. Moffly Media is the exclusive magazine sponsor for this season's OVF series. Single tickets are $45.

David Gregory is a veteran news reporter who has covered three presidential campaigns and was NBC's Chief White House Correspondent for eight years prior to his Meet the Press duties. Washingtonian magazine named him one of Washington's 50 best and most influential journalists, labeling him the "firebrand in the front row" for his tough yet fair questioning at press conferences.

Introducing David Gregory will be Jim Simon, Ph.D., dean of Fairfield University's College of Arts and Sciences and professor of English. Following Mr. Gregory's presentation, there will be an informal conversation and discussion with Michael Serazio, Ph.D., deputy director of Open VISIONS Forum and assistant professor of communication and Philip Eliasoph, Ph.D. , founder/moderator of Open VISIONS Forum and professor of art history.

"At a time when partisan differences seem intractable and special interests seem to wield more power than ever, the American public needs journalists like David Gregory holding our leaders' feet to the fire," said Michael Serazio, Ph.D. "We're looking forward to him taking our Open VISIONS audience behind-the-scenes and illuminating how Washington really works - or doesn't - and whether today's political media is, indeed, but a house of cards."

Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396). Tickets can also be purchased online at www.quickcenter.com .

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit www.quickcenter.com

Posted On: 09-08-2014 03:09 PM

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