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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

SUBJECT: FOX News Host of The O’Reilly Factor Mr. Bill O’Reilly to Speak at College of the Ozarks

Bill O'ReillyPoint Lookout—College of the Ozarks will host Mr. Bill O’Reilly, host of FOX News The O’Reilly Factor, to speak at a Patriotic Education Convocation on October 10, at 7 p.m., in the Howell W. Keeter Athletic Complex.  Free tickets to attend this convocation are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at

“The College is extremely excited to host Mr. O’Reilly to speak on the importance of patriotic education,” said C of O Dean of Character Education Dr. Sue Head.  “With his ‘no spin’ approach, we know Mr. O’Reilly will spark a desire for those in attendance, especially our students, to further develop their patriotism.”

A journalist for more than 30 years, Bill O'Reilly has now risen to the top of his profession. Monday through Friday on the Fox News Channel, The O’Reilly Factor causes the powerful in America to duck for cover as the rigidly enforced “No Spin Zone” deals with the nation’s most important issues in a straightforward and provocative manner. Blending news analysis with investigative reporting, The Factor has gained international prominence as well – it is now seen in more than 30 countries.

With 12 straight New York Times Bestsellers including The O'Reilly Factor, The No Spin Zone, Who's Looking Out for You, Culture Warrior, A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity, and Pinheads and Patriots, and his most recent NYT bestseller, Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever; as well as over 5 million copies of his books in print, Bill O’Reilly continues to be a highly sought-after author and speaker.

Mr. O'Reilly also writes a syndicated newspaper column that is carried by hundreds of papers across the USA. Raised in a working class family in the huge housing subdivision of Levittown, New York, Mr. O’Reilly has stayed close to his roots. He still lives on Long Island and his best friends are neighborhood guys. But education sparked O'Reilly's career. He graduated with a degree in history from Marist College, with a master's degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University, and attained another master's in public administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Bill O'Reilly has won three Emmy Awards for Excellence in Reporting. He was awarded two National Headliner Awards while working as a national correspondent for ABC News and was honored by The National Academy of Arts and Sciences for his reporting and analysis on and after September 11th, 2001.

The Patriotic Education Convocation featuring Mr. O’Reilly is sponsored by the College’s Keeter Center for Character Education, which provides convocations and programs that educate the head, heart, and hands of students, as well as the community.


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