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SMU Tate Lecture Series

Renowned author Robert Caro reflects on 50th Anniversary of JFK Assasination

WHO:

The Anita and Truman Arnold Lecture of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series presents two time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author Robert A. Caro.

His Pulitzer Prizes for The Power Broker and Master of the Senate are just two of his many literary honors including the National Book Critics Circle Award, the National Book Award and the Francis Parkman Prize. He received the National Humanities medal from President Obama in 2010.

Caro’s first book, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, detailed Robert Moses’ reign of power and the influence it had on the history of Caro’s native New York City. Detailed as a modern classic, this powerful nonfiction book made two top 100 lists of greatest books: Time’s top nonfiction books of all time and The Modern Library’s greatest nonfiction books of the twentieth century.

After 25 years of research, Caro’s latest political non-fiction is the conclusion of his four-volume biography, The Years of Lyndon Johnson, which chronicles former President Johnson’s rise to power and the great tragedy that made him the most powerful leader of the free world. The LBJ volumes – The Path to Power, Means of Ascent, Master of the Senate and The Passage of Power – have set a standard in the literary world for how political biographies should be written.

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

STUDENT FORUM:

Time: 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Designed for SMU and high school students, the Turner Construction/Wells Fargo Tate Student Forum is a question and answer session held before the lecture from 4:30-5:10 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom, 3140 Dyer St. (west of Airline Road) on the SMU campus.

MEDIA GUIDELINES:

Video taping of the forum is allowed for the first five minutes only. Only still photography using available light will be permitted during the first five minutes of the forum and only from assigned areas. No flash photography. Media interested in covering the Student Forum may park in the visitor lot in front of Patterson Hall to the east of the student center on Dyer Street.

EVENING LECTURE:

Time: 8 p.m.

The Anita and Truman Arnold Lecture of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Robert A. Caro will be held in McFarlin Auditorium, 6405 Boaz Ln. on the SMU campus.

Media wishing to cover the evening lecture should contact SMU’s Office of News and Communications at (214) 768-7650 by noon Tuesday, Oct. 29.

MEDIA GUIDELINES:

Only still photography using available light will be permitted during the first five minutes of the evening lecture and only from assigned areas. No flash photography. Video/audio taping is permitted for the first 5 minutes of his remarks. No audio or video taping of the lecture in its entirety is allowed.