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JACKSON, Tenn. – April 6, 2001 – Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard and one of the nation’s leading political reporters and columnists, will be the featured speaker at this year’s second Union Forum Monday, April 30 at 11:45 a.m. at Union University.
From 1985 to 1995, Barnes served as senior editor and White House correspondent for the New Republic. He covered the Supreme Court and the White House for the Washington Star before moving to the Baltimore Sun in 1979. He also served as the national political correspondent for the Sun and wrote the “Presswatch” media column for the American Spectator.
Barnes is the host, along with Mort Kondracke, of The Beltway Boys on the Fox News channel. From 1988 to 1998, he served as a regular panelist on The McLaughlin Group, and has also appeared on Nightline, Meet the Press, Face the Nation and the NewsHour with Jim Lenhrer.
The Union Forum is a luncheon designed for lively conversation with the nation’s leaders and thinkers. The forum will be held in the Coburn Dining Room of the Barefoot Student Union Building on the university campus.
For more information and to reserve seats for the luncheon, contact Office of University Relations at (901) 661-5214.
Sara B. Horn,