Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist And Author Visits Denison Campus
Posted: January 29, 2007
Â¬ -- Three public events will mark the visit of cultural biographer and journalist David Maraniss to Denison University. The first is a screening of the documentary film, "Two Days in October," at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 7) in Slayter Auditorium. The film is based on a book by Maraniss, "The Marched," which is the title of this lecture at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday (Feb. 8). The book's narrative connects the Vietnam War at home and on the battlefield, in particular the critical events in October 1967 when a VietCong ambush nearly wiped out an American battalion and when a campus anti-war demonstration turned violent in Wisconsin.
The third event is a lecture involving Maraniss' latest biography, "Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero," at 3:30 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 9) in the Barney-Davis Board Room. Baseball great Roberto Clemente, athlete and philanthropist, died tragically before his time in a 1972 plane crash, while he was en route to Nicaragua to deliver medical supplies after a catastrophic earthquake.
Maraniss was born in Detroit and moved frequently in his childhood. He attended the University of Wisconsin where he began to write, covering high school sports and antiwar protests for the Madison Capital Times. In 1977 he began his career with The Washington Post, winning the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. He is also the author of "First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton," "Tell Newt to Shut Up," "The Clinton Enigma," and "When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi."
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Documentary film "Two Days in October." 7:30 p.m., Wednesday (Feb. 7), Slayter Auditorium (200 North Road). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6206 to confirm information.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss speaking on "They Marched into Sunlight," 11:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 8) Slayter Auditorium (200 North Road). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6206 to confirm information.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Beck Lecture Series presents David Maraniss reading from his latest book "Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero." 3:30 p.m., Friday (Feb. 9) Barney-Davis Board Room (200 West loop). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6206 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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