'Join the Conversation' With Harold Ford, Jr.

News Story: July 1, 2010

“Join The Conversation” With Harold Ford, Jr.
WSHU Public Radio/NPR

Harold Ford, Jr.

National Public Radio member station WSHU Public Radio will hold a special event featuring former Congressman-turned-political commentator Harold Ford, Jr. for a talk about his new book, More Davids Than Goliaths: A Political Education, on Thursday, August 19, 2010, at 7:00 pm, at the Schine Auditorium on campus in Fairfield, CT. This event is part of WSHU’s popular lecture series, “Join the Conversation,” which brings prominent authors to the community for engaging, thought-provoking discussions. This event is free and open to the public; a book signing will follow his talk.

Harold Ford, Jr. has long distinguished himself as a charismatic, results-oriented politician with fresh ideas. His career began at age 26 after he won his father’s Congressional seat, serving his Tennessee district for ten years. He stepped into the national spotlight with his electric keynote at the 2000 Democratic National Convention, and in 2006 his reputation was further shaped during his hard-fought battle in the Tennessee Senate race. Ford will reflect on what he has learned, as well as discuss his mission statement for America, during a talk promoting his new book. Harold Ford, Jr. is a political analyst for MSNBC and an executive vice chairman at Band of America in New York. He also teaches public policy at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and chairs the Democratic Leadership Council.

Talk/Book Signing:
Harold Ford, Jr.
More Davids Than Goliaths: A Political Education
Thursday, August 19, 2010, 7:00 pm
Schine Auditorium
5151 Park Ave.
Fairfield, CT

**Books will be available for purchase at the event. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. There will be a $3.00 suggested donation at the door to benefit WSHU. To make reservations, or to see upcoming author events, go to www.wshu.org. This series is sponsored by IKEA and Robinson & Cole LLP.

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