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Reporter to discuss 2008 presidential race, Nov. 5

Carl Cannon, White House correspondent for the National Journal, will give a talk titled "Mixing Race, Religion, Gender, War and YouTube: The 2008 Presidential Trail" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Cannon began covering the White House in 1993 for The Baltimore Sun and remained on the beat after moving to the National Journal in 1998. The following year, he was honored for his White House coverage with the prestigious Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting of the Presidency.

Cannon is a co-author of "Boy Genius," a biography of White House aide Karl Rove. He also wrote "The Pursuit of Happiness in Times of War," a 2003 book exploring how American leaders have employed the language of the Declaration of Independence in times of national crisis. He has covered every presidential campaign and political convention since 1984.

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is sponsoring this lecture.

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