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Plan to join us for the 2002 season of lively conversation on current events. This year, Union Forum will feature Peggy Wehmeyer, the first religious correspondent for a national network, and William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard and a leading political analyst and commentator.

Union Forum luncheons are held in the Coburn Dining Room of the Barefoot Student Union Building on the campus of Union University. The luncheons begin at 11:45 a.m. Each table provides seating for six persons.

Donít miss your opportunity to hear both of these nationally-recognized speakers. For additional information contact Unionís Office of Institutional Advancement at 661- 5050.

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Peggy Wehmeyer
February 22
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After 13 years pioneering the first religion beat in local television, Peggy Wehmeyer became the nationís first network news religion correspondent. Launching the beat for ABC in 1994, her award winning stories aired on World News Tonight, Good Morning America, and 20/20.

Wehmeyer interviewed both Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush about their own personal faith and itís impact on their lives. She also had the exclusive interview in Littleton, Colorado, with the parents of slain Columbine High School student, Cassie Bernall. In her years crossing the country, analyzing how faith intersects with the culture, Peggy Wehmeyer brought viewers a deeper understanding of everything from Islam in America to the impact of faith on many social issues.

Her work has received numerous awards, including the Columbus International Film and Video Festival Award, the Cine Golden Eagle Award, and a Wilbur Award from the Religion Public Relations Council.

She is currently consulting and speaking from her home base in Dallas, where she resides with her husband Mark and two teenage daughters, Hannah and Lauren.

William Kristol
April 12

Founder, publisher and editor of The Weekly Standard, William Kristol is one of the most respected and influential of political commentators. A journalist who thrived at the very hub of power before becoming a commentator on it, Kristol has observed the political process through two administrations. Admired by politicians and reporters, Democrats and Republicans, Kristol offers a unique perspective on what's really going on in American politics today - the underlying trends as well as the daily headlines and fundamental issues.

William Kristol has taught political science at Harvard and served in senior positions in two presidential administrations.