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Time’s Carlson to speak at Union April 6

Margaret Carlson
Margaret Carlson

JACKSON, Tenn.April 3, 2006 – Time magazine columnist Margaret Carlson will speak at a Union University luncheon April 6 as part of the annual Union Forum lecture series.

She will address the subject, “Judicial Appointments and the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Carlson became a columnist for Time magazine in February 1994. Her column, “Public Eye,” made Carlson the first woman columnist in the magazine’s 76-year history.

Prior to her current position, Carlson served as the magazine’s deputy Washington bureau chief, and became White House correspondent in 1992. She is a frequent panelist on national political programs such as CNN’s “Inside Politics” and was a regular on “The Capital Gang” during its lengthy run.

Carlson has extensively covered the last three presidential campaigns. Currently she is on the board of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. She wrote the book “Anyone Can Grow Up: How George Bush and I Made It to the White House.”

The luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. Tickets are $25 each, or $125 for a table of six. Online registration is available at www.uu.edu/events/unionforum/2006.

Prior to the luncheon, Carlson will address Union students at 10:50 a.m. in room D-3 in the Penick Academic Complex.

Now in its eighth year, Union Forum is sponsored by the First Tennessee Foundation, TLM Associates, West Tennessee Healthcare and The Jackson Sun.

For more information, contact Union’s Office of University Relations at (731) 661-5050.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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