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Political Commentator Charles Krauthammer to speak to sold-out crowd at UT Tyler

TYLER, January 30, 2014— Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer will speak to a sold-out audience at The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. Krauthammer will be the third speaker of the 32nd annual UT Tyler Distinguished Lecture Series, Susan Thomae-Morphew, Cowan Center executive director, announced.

Sponsored by Drs. Lawrence L. Anderson and Svetislava J. Vukelja and Rod and Merle Mabry/UT Tyler, Krauthammer will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Austin Bank is the sponsor for the sold-out post-lecture reception with Krauthammer.

“We are pleased to present such a renowned political commentator. The audience shares our excitement and can look forward to an intimate, interactive and informative experience,” said Thomae-Morphew.

Krauthammer is a contributor to FOX News, where he contributes political commentary and analysis across FNC’s daytime and primetime programming.

He appears frequently on Special Report with Bret Baier, The O’Reilly Factor and FOX News Sunday.

Krauthammer is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated journalist and physician. He was named the most influential commentator in America by The Financial Times and has been honored from every part of the political spectrum for his bold, lucid and original writing.

For three decades, Krauthammer’s award-winning commentary has helped frame the shape of American foreign policy as a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and The New Republic, as well as panelist on Inside Washington.

Before his career in journalism, Krauthammer wrote speeches for former vice president Walter Mondale in 1980 and was a chief resident in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

His awards and honors include the 2013 William F. Buckley Award for Media Excellence, 1984 National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticisms and 1987 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He also was awarded the first Bradley Prize.

He is author of “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics” and “Democratic Realism: An American Foreign Policy for a Unipolar World.”

A graduate of McGill University, he holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science and economics. He was a Commonwealth Scholar at Balliol College in Oxford and earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School.

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