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Howard Kurtz, Host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" to Deliver MCLA's Hardman Lecture

10/10/2012

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. - Howard Kurtz, the Washington bureau chief of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, will speak at this fall's Hardman Lecture event at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17.

The lecture, made possible through the generosity of the Hardman Family Endowment, is free and open to the public.

In addition to serving as the Washington bureau chief for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, since 1998 Kurtz has been the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources," the network's long-running media analysis show. The program explores the standards, performance and biases of the media.

On "Reliable Sources," Kurtz has sparred with the likes of Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, George Clooney, Barbara Walters, Ted Koppel, Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer, Jim Lehrer, Keith Olbermann, Jimmy Carter and John McCain. 

Following a 29-year career as a reporter and columnist at The Washington Post, where he served as a national affairs correspondent, New York bureau chief and deputy national editor, Kurtz expanded his portfolio to include political analysis, investigative reporting and blogging. He is followed by 85,000 on Twitter.

Kurtz is the author of five books, including "Reality Show," a behind-the-scenes look at the network newscasts, and "Spin Cycle," his best-selling examination of the Clinton White House scandals. He also has written for periodicals such as Vanity Fair, Playboy and New York magazines.  

For more information, go to http://www.mcla.edu/About_MCLA/notablespeakers/hardmanlectureseries/