Friday, November 6, 2009

Whitbeck, Washington College Alumnus-Turned-TV Correspondent, Presents 'Amazing Race: Latin America'

CHESTERTOWN – Harris Whitbeck, a member of Washington College’s Class of 1987 and now the host of a popular TV program, will give a presentation on his show, “The Amazing Race on the Discovery Channel: Latin America,” at Washington College’s Litrenta Lecture Hall on Thursday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs.

“The Amazing Race on the Discovery Channel: Latin America” is a reality television game show produced by the Discovery Channel in association with Disney.

The program features 11 teams of two in a race across Latin America to win $250,000.

Prior to his current television assignment, Whitbeck was an international correspondent for CNN.

The Louis L. Goldstein Program in Public Affairs was established in 1990 to encourage students to enter public service by introducing them to exemplary leaders, both in and out of government. The Goldstein Program has hosted journalists, political activists, foreign policy analysts, diplomats, military commanders and government officials of both national and international stature.

The Goldstein Program sponsors lectures, symposia, visiting fellows, student participation in models and conferences, and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders experienced in developing public policy.

Litrenta Lecture Hall is located in the John S. Toll Science Center. Admission to “The Amazing Race on the Discovery Channel: Latin America” is free and open to the public.

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