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Sept. 16, 2004

LEWISBURG, Pa. — John Stossel, co-host of ABC's 20/20 program, will give the talk, "Freedom and its Enemies," Thursday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University. (note later start time)

The talk, which is open to the public without charge, will be followed by a question-and-answer period and preceded by a book-signing at 7 p.m. in the Smith Library of the Vaughan Literature Building.

Stossel's visit is sponsored by the Bucknell Conservatives Club and co-sponsored by the Provost's Office, the Dean of Students' Office, Bucknell alumni and Young America's Foundation.

After serving as consumer editor at Good Morning America, Stossel joined 20/20 in 1981 in the show's "Give me a Break" segment, which proved so popular that it was spun off into a series of one-hour specials beginning in 1994.

A graduate of Princeton University, Stossel has received numerous honors including 19 Emmy awards.

Honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club, he also received the George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting and the George Foster Peabody Award.

"It will be our absolute privilege to host John Stossel," said Dominic Rupprecht, vice president of the Bucknell Conservatives Club.

"We have every confidence that he will present a unique, liberty-minded viewpoint to the Bucknell community and that he will do so in his usual engaging style," he said.


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