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April 18, 2001


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DALLAS (SMU) -- Legendary journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, former presidential candidates Robert and Elizabeth Dole, renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will be among the speakers for the 20th anniversary season of Southern Methodist University's Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series.

The 2001-02 season begins Tuesday, Sept. 11 with The Linda and Mitch Hart Lecture featuring a panel moderated by David Gergen, editor-at-large of U.S. News & World Report. Panelists will include Sandy Berger, former national security adviser, and Richard Holbrooke, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Other lectures will be as follows:

Tuesday, October 16, 2001

The Tolleson Lecture
Jane Goodall
Renowned anthropologist and primate specialist

Tuesday, November 6, 2001 The Lacerte Family Lecture
Dave Barry
Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist
Tuesday, November 27, 2001

The Dan & Gail Cook Lecture
Elizabeth Dole
President of The American Red Cross from 1991-99 and a two-time Cabinet member
Robert Dole
1996 presidential nominee and former Senate majority leader

Tuesday, February 19, 2002

The William H. Lively Lecture
Francis Collins
Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health
Tuesday, March 5, 2002 The Bank of America Lecture
Robert Hughes
Best-selling author and TIME magazine art critic since 1970

Tuesday, March 26, 2002

The Zale Corporation Lecture
David Halberstam
Journalist, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Tuesday, April 16, 2002

The TXU Electric & Gas Lecture
Hugh Sidey, Moderator
TIME magazine's Washington contributor and expert on the U.S. presidency
Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
Former Washington Post reporters who uncovered the Watergate scandal 30 years ago
Tuesday, May 7, 2002

The Omni Hotels Lecture
Madeleine Albright
U.S. secretary of state from 1997-2001

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Tate Lecture Series has become an integral part of the cultural and intellectual life of Dallas.

"We are looking forward to another exciting series of lectures from a diverse lineup of speakers," said Erle Nye, chair of the Tate Lecture Series Board of Directors.

The Tate Lecture Series is presented by The Dallas Morning News and sponsored by WFAA-TV (Channel 8), Talk Radio 570 KLIF and American Airlines. Supporters are Vectrix, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, Judy Blackman Floral Design, Inc., Cencor Realty Services, SMU Student Foundation, Sewell Lexus and The Weitzman Group.

"We are especially grateful for the sponsors, supporters and patrons who make the series possible," said Jeanne P. Whitman, SMU's Vice President for Development and External Affairs. "With their help, the project is returning almost $1 million to SMU annually."

Current season ticket holders have until May 29 to renew their seats. Those who want to be added to a waiting list for season tickets may contact the SMU Lecture Programs Office at (214) 768-8283. For more information, call the Lecture Programs Office or visit the Tate Series web site at