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Pulitzer Winning Author Jon Meacham Speaks at College of Saint Elizabeth, September 12, 2012

Pulitzer Winning Author Jon Meacham Speaks at College of Saint Elizabeth, September 12, 2012

Award-winning author and former editor of Newsweek Jon Meacham will deliver his speech, Healing a Nation Post Election 2012, in the Annunciation Center’s Dolan Performance Hall at the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE), 2 Convent Road, Morristown, N.J., on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Meacham is a familiar face on Need to Know, the weekly primetime news and public affairs program, where he was co-anchor from 2010 to 2011 and where he continues to provide commentary and special reports, and publish his In Perspective essays. Tickets are priced at $25 and students with valid school identification, $10. Tickets can be obtained by calling the events telephone number 973-290-4378 or by emailing events@cse.edu. For more information, visit www.cse.edu/jonmeacham/.

In addition to his work at Newsweek , Meacham is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, which debuted at #2 on The New York Times bestseller list and became a Times Notable Book. On April 20, 2009, American Lion was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for biography. Meacham is also the author of two other New York Times bestsellers—American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers (2006), and the Making of a Nation and Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship (2003), about the wartime relationship between Roosevelt and Churchill. Franklin and Winston was named a Los Angeles Times book of the year and won The Churchill Centre’s 2005 Emery Reves Award for the best book of the year on Winston Churchill.

Meacham has served as co-anchor of PBS' Need To Know, a weekly primetime news and public affairs program from 2010 to 2011. Recently stepping back from this role, he'll continue to conduct in-depth interviews, provide commentary, publish his “In Perspective” essays, and anchor occasional special reports for Need to Know, as well as other PBS programs. 

Currently an executive vice president and executive editor at the Random House Publishing Group, Meacham focuses on acquiring works of history, religion, and biography and advising on a broad array of publishing opportunities, including digital initiatives. He is currently editing a book by former Vice President Al Gore and a series of e-books published by Politico on the 2012 presidential campaign, as well as working on two new books of his own.