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Dole Institute announces fall lineup

The Dole Institute of Politics has announced four new programs for the fall semester featuring three Pulitzer Prize winners, the former president of NBC News and two highly regarded conservative scholars.

The Dole Institute's lineup of new programs for the fall semester is:

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24

The Muncy Journalism and Politics Lecture with Neal Shapiro, former president of NBC News. Shapiro joined NBC News in 1993 after 13 years as a producer and executive at ABC News. At NBC, he was director of news operations of MSNBC, where he helped to shape its cable programming and innovative Web site. He was named president of NBC News in 2001, a post he held until September 2005. The lecture series has been endowed by Martha E. "Betty" Muncy, the retired owner, publisher and editor of the Dodge City Daily Globe.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1

Richard Ben Cramer, author of What It Takes. Cramer is an award-winning journalist and author of numerous books, including What It Takes, about the 1988 presidential election. Cramer's coverage of Sen. Dole's campaign during that election is considered among the most insightful and comprehensive. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for coverage on the Middle East.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9

Edward Humes, author of Over Here, The GI Bill. Two days before Veterans Day, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Humes will discuss the sweeping impact of the GI bill. Humes is the Dole Institute's third Pulitzer Prize winner of the semester, following Leonard Pitts Jr. and Richard Ben Cramer.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16

Darryl Hart on "The Last Dance: Why the Romance Between the Religious Right and American Conservatism May Be Over." Hart is director of Partnered Projects at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Previously, he was dean of academic affairs and professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary in California, where he remains an adjunct member of the faculty. Hart is the author of many books, including ISI Books A Student's Guide to Religious Studies.

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