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Celebrated Journalist David Brancaccio to Lecture at Adelphi on February 28, 2011

Garden City, NY, January 27, 2011 --( Adelphi University is pleased to host journalist, author and television anchor David Brancaccio. Mr. Brancaccio will give a lecture entitled “Adventures in Economic Disaster: What the Financial Crisis Means for Justice and Jobs in the Next Generation” on Monday, February 28, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center’s Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. The event is sponsored by the William E. Simon Lecture in American Civilizations and Values Endowment.

Mr. Brancaccio is the host and senior editor of NOW, an award-winning television news magazine on PBS, which focuses on human rights, national security, healthcare, the environment, and science policy. Mr. Brancaccio’s career covers three decades in television, radio, and print journalism. In 1989, he became a contributor to the public radio program Marketplace, and he became senior editor and host of the program in 1993. From 2002-2003, he hosted the California public television series California Connected, and in 2003 he started his work with NOW. Along with his work in public television, Mr. Brancaccio is also a contributor to a variety of broadcast and print publications, including CNN, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, the Baltimore Sun, and Psychology Today, and has conducted many interviews, including the final long-form interview conducted with author Kurt Vonnegut, in 2005. A successful author, Mr. Brancaccio’s 2000 book Squandering Aimlessly detailed his odyssey across America, during which he spoke with Americans about money and values.

He earned a B.A. in African Studies and history from Wesleyan University in 1982, and a M.A. in journalism from Stanford University in 1988. Over the course of his career, Mr. Brancaccio has won several prestigious awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award for excellence in radio and television broadcasting in 2001, and the Walter Cronkite Award for excellence in television political coverage in 2009.

In his lecture, Mr. Brancaccio will speak about his travels these past few months, meeting with the people at the sharp end of the economic crisis, as well as the leading economic minds who can lead us forward. Fusing this experience with his years spent covering the global economy, he looks at how the economic downturn will affect all segments of society and commerce, today and tomorrow. In tune, as always, with the economic mood of the day, Brancaccio shows corporations, government agencies and others what we must do to stay afloat, to come back strong, and to avoid another crisis.

For more information about this and other events on campus, please visit, or call the Cultural Events Hotline at 516-877-4555.

About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

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