Contact: Laura Miller
214-768-7650

February 1, 2004

TATE LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS MICHELLE MALKIN, JACK VALENTI AND WILLIAM BENNETT AT SMU FEB. 24

WHAT: William Bennett, former Secretary of Education and author of The Book of Virtues, Michelle Malkin, Nationally syndicated columnist and FOX News correspondent; and Jack Valenti, President, Motion Picture Association of America, will participate in the 2003-04 Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series at SMU.
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 24.
STUDENT FORUM:

All three will participate in a question-and-answer session for students from SMU and area high schools. It will be held from 4:30-5:15 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater, 3140 Dyer St. (west of Airline Road) on the SMU campus.

Media interested in covering the Student Forum may park in front of Patterson Hall to the east of the student center on Dyer Street. Parking spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Videotaping is permitted at the Student Forum.

EVENING LECTURE:

The Dan and Gail Cook Lecture of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series, a panel discussion moderated by Malkin and titled “How Does the Entertainment Media Impact our National Culture,” will begin at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium on the SMU campus.

Photography using available light will be permitted only during the first 15 minutes of the evening lecture. Videotaping will not be permitted.

Media wishing to cover the evening lecture should contact SMU’s Office of News and Communications at (214) 768-7650 by Monday, Feb. 23.


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