Chestertown, MD, September 29, 2003 — Washington College's Harwood Lecture Series in American Journalism presents “FROM THE RIGHT: A Conservative Preview of the 2004 Presidential Race” with CNN political analyst Robert Novak, Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hodson Hall Hynson Lounge. The event is free and the public is invited to attend this timely discussion.
A nationally syndicated columnist, astute political observer, and journalist with five decades of political coverage under his belt, Novak participates in CNN's popular political talk and debate forums, CROSSFIRE and The Capital Gang, and helms The Novak Zone, CNN's weekly interview show. He joined CNN during its launch-year in 1980, teaming with the late political columnist Rowland Evans to host the discussion program Evans & Novak. When Evans lost his battle with cancer in 2001, Novak went on to co-anchor Novak, Hunt & Shields before the iconic roundtable was canceled in 2002. Now on CNN's CROSSFIRE, Novak and co-host Tucker Carlson square off with their co-hosts on the left side of the political aisle, James Carville and Paul Begala. Novak also serves a political analyst on Inside Politics with Judy Woodruff.
Novak began his career as a reporter while attending the University of Illinois from 1948-1952. Following service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he joined the Associated Press in Omaha, NE, and from there was assigned to Indianapolis, where he covered state politics. In 1957, the AP transferred him to Washington, DC, where he covered Congress. He joined The Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau in 1958 as Senate correspondent and political reporter, becoming chief congressional correspondent for the newspaper in 1961. In 1963, he teamed with Evans, then congressional correspondent for The New York Herald-Tribune, to write the political column “Inside Report,” which he continues to this day from its home base at The Chicago Sun-Times. Novak's published books include Lyndon B. Johnson: The Exercise of Power (in collaboration with Rowland Evans), Nixon in the White House: The Frustration of Power, and The Reagan Revolution. He is the 2001 winner of the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Award for lifetime achievement in journalism.
The Harwood Lecture Series in American Journalism is sponsored by the Richard Harwood Endowment Fund, established to honor the distinguished career of the late Washington Post columnist and ombudsman Richard Harwood, who served as a trustee and a lecturer in journalism at Washington College.