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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
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Point Lookout, MO 65726
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Date: August 22, 2014

Subject:  Dr. Charles Krauthammer Scheduled to Speak at College of the Ozarks October 15

On October 15, College of the Ozarks will welcome Dr. Charles Krauthammer, a Pulitzer Prize Winner for Distinguished Commentary, Washington Post columnist, FOX News contributor and author of the #1 New York Times best-seller Things that Matter: Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics. His speech will include his analysis of current foreign and domestic issues

This patriotic convocation, which features a prelude at 6:30 p.m. and begins at 7 p.m., will take place in the Keeter Gymnasium and is free and open to the public.  Individuals interested in attending may request tickets by going to the College’s website, www.cofo.edu, and filling out a request form.  Due to limited seating, tickets will be disseminated on first-come, first-serve basis.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and named by The Financial Times as the most influential commentator in America, Charles Krauthammer has been honored from every part of the political spectrum for his bold, lucid and original writing.  His latest book, Things That Matter, spent 26 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

Since 1985, Krauthammer has written a syndicated column for The Washington Post for which he won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary. It is published weekly in more than 400 newspapers worldwide.

Krauthammer is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard. He is also a contributor to FOX News, appearing nightly on FOX's evening news program, “Special Report with Bret Baier.”

Der Spiegel calls him “the leading voice of America's conservative intellectuals.” New York Times columnist David Brooks says that today “he's the most important conservative columnist.”

Born in New York City and raised in Montreal, Krauthammer was educated at McGill University (B.A. 1970), Oxford University (Commonwealth Scholar in Politics) and Harvard (M.D. 1975). While serving as a resident and then chief resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, he published scientific papers, including the discovery of a form of bipolar disease, that continue to be cited in the psychiatric literature.

In 1978, he quit medical practice, came to Washington to help direct planning in psychiatric research in the Carter administration, and began contributing articles to The New Republic. In 1980, he served as a speechwriter to Vice President Walter Mondale. He joined The New Republic as a writer and editor in 1981. His New Republic writings won the 1984 National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism, the highest award in magazine journalism.

From 2001 to 2006, he served on the President's Council on Bioethics. He is president of The Krauthammer Foundation and chairman of Pro Musica Hebraica, an organization dedicated to the recovery and performance of lost, classical Jewish music. He is also a member of the Chess Journalists of America.


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