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News Release

Date: November 3, 2008
Media Contacts: Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970; Marcus Rosano, 240-567-4022

Montgomery College to Host Election Wrap-up with Reporters, Nov. 10
Event Features Marc Fisher, Jack Germond, and Howard Mortman at Germantown Campus

Montgomery College will hold a panel discussion and wrap-up about the 2008 presidential election on Monday, November 10 at 7 p.m. on the College’s Germantown Campus. The discussion will feature insights from columnist Marc Fisher of The Washington Post, political reporter and author Jack Germond, and Howard Mortman, an online marketing strategist and former television producer. Free and open to the public, this event will take place in Globe Hall, which is located in the High Technology and Science Center, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown, Md.

Marc Fisher, whose column appears in The Washington Post three times each week, reports and writes about local and national issues. His blog, "Raw Fisher," appears daily on washingtonpost.com. His online chat program, "Potomac Confidential," appears weekly on the Web site. Fisher also writes a regular column on radio and music, "The Listener," which appears in the Post's Sunday Arts section. He was a reporter for the Miami Herald prior to joining The Post in 1987.

Jack Germond, who began covering politics with the 1960 presidential election, has written for the Baltimore Sun, Gannett newspapers, and the former Washington Star.  He is well known for his past appearances on “The McLaughlin Group,” “Inside Washington,” CNN, and NBC’s “Today.” Germond is the author of several books, including “Fat Man Fed Up: How American Politics Went Bad.” 

Howard Mortman directs the public affairs practice of New Media Strategies, an online marketing company.  Mortman is the former editor of the National Journal’s daily “Hotline” newsletter. He also worked as the executive producer of the MSNBC television show, “Hardball with Chris Matthews.”
 
This event is organized by the Paul Peck Institute of American Culture and Civic Engagement at Montgomery College. To learn more about the institute, visit http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/departments/americanculture.

For more information about the election wrap-up, please contact Dr. Lee Annis at 240-567-5281 or lee.annis@montgomerycollege.edu

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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