SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Journalists Tom Brazaitis and Eleanor Clift will discuss "Is the Country Ready for War?" Monday, Feb. 3, in Weaver Chapel on the Wittenberg University campus. The free public lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is part of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Residency Program and the Wittenberg Series.
In addition to the couple's public lecture, the husband-and-wife team will be on campus during the week of Feb. 3 as Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows, meeting with students, faculty and staff to discuss their experiences in journalism and as authors of numerous books.
Considered one of the most accurate predictors among pundits on political talk shows, Clift is a contributing editor at Newsweek, works on Capitol Hill and reports on White House and presidential politics as well as a variety of national issues, including the War on Terrorism. She also followed the Clinton campaign in 1992.
Playing herself, Clift has appeared in several films, including "Independence Day," "Murder at 1600 Pennsylvania," and "Dave," as well as the CBS series, "Murphy Brown." Clift is also a political analyst for the Fox News Network.
Brazaitis, senior Washington editor and former Washington Bureau Chief for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, has covered the nation's capital for the past two decades. He writes a Sunday column for the op-ed page, which is often distributed nationally over the Newhouse News Service wire. He and Clift have also co-authored "Madame President: Shattering the Glass Ceiling" and "War Without Bloodshed: The Art of Politics."
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows connect a liberal arts education with the world beyond the campus by bringing thoughtful and successful practitioners to colleges for a week of classes and informal discussions with students and faculty. This program helps equip students for the social, political and economic settings they will enter, and illuminate the roles they may play as professionals and informed citizens.
For more information about the public lecture, call Wittenberg Series coordinator Gwendolyn Scheffel at (937) 327-7918.
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