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SYNDICATED COLUMNIST CLARENCE PAGE
WILL GIVE CREASON LECTURE

By Dan Adkins

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Page will deliver the Creason Lecture, named in honor of the late Joe Creason, a long-time Courier-Journal columnist.   For tickets to the lecture, contact the School of Journalism and Telecommunications, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. 40506-0042, or by calling (606) 257-1730.

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Page will speak during a day of events honoring the 2000 inductees into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.  For more information, click here.

March 10, 2000 – (Lexington, Ky.) – Nationally syndicated columnist Clarence Page will deliver the 23rd annual Joe Creason Lecture at 8 p.m. Monday, April 10, at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts.  The program is sponsored by the UK School of Journalism Alumni Association.

Page, 52, whose column is syndicated to about 150 newspapers including The (Louisville) Courier-Journal, the Lexington Herald-Leader and six other Kentucky dailies, won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary in 1989.   His column appears twice weekly in the Chicago Tribune, where he also serves on the editorial board.

Page joined the Tribune in 1969 as a reporter and assistant city editor.  He was part of the Tribune’s task force that reported vote fraud in Chicago in 1972.  That project won the Pulitzer Prize.  He also won the Edward Scott Beck Award for overseas reporting on the changing politics of Southern Africa in 1976.

In 1980 he joined WBBM-TV in Chicago as director of community affairs and as a documentary producer, reporter and planning editor.  He returned to the Tribune in 1984 when he began a local column, which was syndicated nationally in 1987.

Page is a regular news analyst for ABC News “This Week.”  He is an occasional panelist on “The McLaughlin Group,” a regular contributor of essays on “NewsHour With Jim Lehrer,” and a host of several documentaries on the Public Broadcasting System.  He also is a regular panelist on Black Entertainment Television’s weekly “Lead Story” and an occasional commentator on National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition Sunday.”

The Creason Lecture, named in honor of the late Joe Creason, a long-time Louisville Courier-Journal columnist, is part of a daylong event, the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.  Tickets to a dinner prior to the lecture are $35.  Tickets to the dinner and an earlier luncheon with the hall of fame inductees are $50.  They can be obtained by contacting the School of Journalism and Telecommunications, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. 40506-0042, or by calling (606) 257-1730.


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