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Date: November 4, 2004


TV Journalist Chris Matthews to Speak at Montgomery College
“Hardball” Host Will Review 2004 Election and Campaign 

Monday, Nov. 8 – 10 a.m.

Theatre Arts Arena

Montgomery College, Rockville Campus

51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md. 

Washington insider and broadcast journalist Chris Matthews will review the 2004 Election and offer his insights on Monday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m., at the Montgomery College Rockville Campus, Theatre Arts Arena, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville.  The program is part of the Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the College’s Macklin Business Institute.  It is free and open to the public.

Chris Matthews hosts the MSNBC show “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” a nightly hour of in-depth political analysis and debate.  He recently anchored the station’s 2004 election coverage.  In addition, he hosts “The Chris Matthews Show,” a syndicated weekly news program produced by NBC News, and frequently appears on “Today” and “Dateline.” In March 2004, Matthews received the David Brinkley Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism from Barry University.

Matthews has authored four books: “American: Beyond Our Grandest Notions” (2002); “Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think” (2001); “Kennedy & Nixon” (1996), which served as the basis of a History Channel documentary; and “Hardball” (1988). 

Since April 2000, the Macklin Institute’s Distinguished Lecture Series has presented industry leaders and business experts at Montgomery College. Macklin students participate in these seminars as part of their curriculum focus. Topics vary depending on current business issues. Past events have focused on global marketplace priorities, ethics in business, information technology concerns and markets, and biotechnology.

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