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February 10, 2005

Pulitzer Prize Winner to Speak at Presidential Lyceum Series

Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak at the Dr. James E. Cofer, Sr. Presidential Lyceum Series on March 14 at 7 p.m. at ULM.

Held at Brown Auditorium and expected to last until 8:30 p.m., the event showcases the historian and her insight into past, present and possible future historical perspectives.

Doris Kearns Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Currently at work on a biography on Abraham Lincoln - which Steven Spielberg plans to make into a movie - Goodwin understands the historical significance of today's current events. As well, she penned a memoir, Wait Till Next Year, about a love of baseball she shared with her father. Audiences learn not only about today's political headlines, but how history will interpret them.

As regular commentator on Hardball with Chris Matthews and Meet the Press and a contributor, both on and off the air, to the PBS documentaries LBJ, The Kennedy's, FDR and Baseball, Goodwin offers historical perspective on political, media and current events.

There will be a Patron Party following the presentation at the ULM Library, 7th floor, beginning at 8:30.

Performance and Patron Party tickets are $50 each.

Students, faculty and staff get in free with their ULM ID (but must call to reserve a seat at 342-3485) and have the opportunity to buy additional tickets at $10.

Tickets are on sale now at Indian Bank. Call (318)-342-5130 to purhcase with American Express, MasterCard, or Visa. Tickets may also be purchased in person.

For more information, please contact Dr. Gordon Harvey at: (318) 342-1402 ( or Dr. Martha Upshaw at: (318) 342-3486 (

Video clips and biographical information are available online at: DGoodwin

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