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Soledad O'Brien to Deliver Hardman Lecture at MCLA

09/29/2011

NORTH ADAMS, MA - Journalist and author Soledad O'Brien, who serves as an anchor and special correspondent for CNN, will speak at this fall's Hardman Lecture Series event at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.

The lecture is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

O'Brien is the former anchor of CNN's American Morning and a former reporter for NBC News, where she hosted Weekend Today. Her latest documentaries include Rescued and New Orleans: Rising. Previously, she reported for CNN's critically acclaimed documentary series, Black in America and Latino in America.

Her memoir, The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities, recounts her most compelling moments as a reporter and how they have shaped her perspective on America.

At MCLA, O'Brien will give an insider's look at what it takes to report for CNN's In America unit. Using her experiences, O'Brien will show all the strategies, hard work, and attention to detail that is needed to report on those untold, in-depth stories that reflect what America is today. O'Brien reports stories about the complex fabric of who we are in this country and brings to you the people, events and issues that are often ignored by mainstream media.

The Hardman Lecture Series is made possible through the generosity of the Hardman Family Endowment.  For more information, call (413) 662-5185, or go to http://www.mcla.edu/About_MCLA/notablespeakers/hardmanlectureseries/ or www.mcla.edu/speakers.