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Pulitzer Prize-winner George Will to speak at BYU forum Oct. 22

George Will, Pulitzer-winning American columnist and journalist, is scheduled to discuss “The Political Argument Today” at a Brigham Young University campus forum Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

The forum will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byutv.org. Rebroadcast information can be found through byutv.org/schedule. Archived forums and devotionals are available at speeches.byu.edu.

There will be a question-and-answer session at noon following his address. The public is invited to both events.

George F. Will is today's most widely read columnist. His newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974. Today it appears twice weekly in approximately 400 newspapers in the United States and in Europe. In 1976, he became a regular contributing editor of Newsweek magazine, for which he provided a bimonthly essay until 2011. Will is a founding panel member on ABC television's This Week.

In 1977, he won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his newspaper columns. Altogether eight collections of Will's Newsweek and Washington Post columns have been published, the most recent being One Man's America. In 1990, Will published Men At Work: The Craft of Baseball, which topped The New York Times best-seller list for two months and was most recently reissued on April 13, 2010 as a 20th anniversary special edition with a new introduction.

In 1998, Scribner published Bunts: Curt Flood, Camden Yards, Pete Rose and Other Reflections on Baseball, a best-selling collection of new and previously published writings by Will on baseball. Will was a member of Major League Baseball's Blue Ribbon Panel, examining baseball economics.

Will was born in Champaign, Ill., educated at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., Oxford University and Princeton University, where he earned his doctorate. He has taught political philosophy at Michigan State University, the University of Toronto and Harvard University. Will served as a staff member in the United States Senate from 1970 to 1972. From 1973 through 1976, he was the Washington editor of National Review magazine. Will lives and works in Washington, D.C.

 

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