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TIME Magazine Essayist to Discuss Media and the Presidential Election at March 7 Falmouth Forum at the MBL
MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—Lance Morrow, award-winning essayist and author of 150 TIME magazine cover stories, including seven "Man of the Year" stories, will discuss the media’s impact on presidential campaigns at a Falmouth Forum titled The Media and the Presidential Campaign on Friday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the MBL’s (Marine Biological Laboratory’s) Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. Morrow’s lecture is the final presentation of the 2007-2008 season which is presented by the MBL Associates and sponsored by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Louis Howe, Franklin Roosevelt’s political cornerman, once remarked: “Oh, hell, it’s no trick to make a President. Give me a man who stays reasonably sober, shaves, and wears a clean shirt every day, and I can make him president.” “Today it’s gotten more complicated than that,” says Morrow. “Among other things, we now have a woman involved. And media that have become a decisive force.” In his Falmouth Forum lecture, Morrow, who has known and written about almost every presidential candidate since John Kennedy and Richard Nixon, will offer memories, anecdotes, analysis, and cautious predictions about the 2008 campaign.
Lance Morrow was born in Philadelphia in 1939, the son of two political journalists—Hugh Morrow, a Washington editor of the Saturday Evening Post and Elise Vickers Morrow, a columnist for the Knight Syndicate. Morrow was raised in Washington D.C., where his earliest political experience included delivering dishes of vanilla ice cream to Lyndon Johnson at his desk on the Senate floor during two summers as a page boy.
Morrow graduated from Harvard in 1963 and returned to Washington to work as a reporter for The Evening Star. After a year, he was hired as a writer for TIME magazine in New York. In a career at TIME that lasted over 40 years, he wrote scores of cover stories, especially on political subjects. As an essayist for the magazine, he won the National Magazine Award, in 1981, the top award in the field of American magazines. He was a finalist for the same award in 1991.
Morrow is the author of eight books of essays, history, and memoir. He is currently writing a biography of Henry R. Luce. He lives on a farm in Chatham N.Y. with his wife, the author Susan Brind Morrow.
Admission to this Falmouth Forum presentation is free and open to the public. A buffet dinner is available before the lecture at 6:00 p.m. in the Swope Center located near the auditorium. Dinner tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance at either Eight Cousins Children’s Books, Main Street, Falmouth, or at the MBL’s Communications Office in the Candle House, 127 Water Street in Woods Hole. Dinner seats are limited and tickets are only available until they sell out or until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4. All tickets are nonrefundable. For more information contact the MBL’s Communications Office at 508-289-7423.
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The MBL Associates are a group of individuals and businesses that support the scientific mission of the MBL through their gifts to the Annual Fund. The Associates sponsor educational and research programs for the MBL and raise funds for special projects. In addition, they operate the MBL Associates Gift Shop, located on Water Street in Woods Hole, the profits from which support scientific fellowships.