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NBC’s Andrea Mitchell to speak at Moravian College – October 10
Her appearance marks the 18th anniversary of the Cohen series
(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)- Moravian College will present a timely lecture featuring Andrea Mitchell, simply titled, "An Evening with Andrea Mitchell," on Wednesday, October 10th, at 8:00 p.m. Mitchell is the chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News, a position she's held since November 1994. She reports on evolving foreign policy issues in the United States and abroad for all NBC News broadcasts, including "Nightly News with Tom Brokaw," "Today" and for MSNBC. This Cohen Arts and Lecture Series program will be held in Johnston Hall at Moravian College, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Mitchell has been a lead correspondent covering the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Her observations of the recent tragic events, the media, politics, and life "inside the beltway" (Washington D.C.) will both inform and move the audience.
One of NBC News' top political correspondents, Andrea Mitchell is the host of MSNBC's The Mitchell Report (formally known as "Decision 2000"), NBC News' election year broadcast of record. The Mitchell Report presents a round up of the day's political events and news updates on the presidential and congressional races, including the debates, primaries and caucuses. Mitchell interviews newsmakers both in Washington D.C. and on the campaign trail, and the broadcast features NBC News correspondents and journalists from MSNBC'S alliances including: Newsweek, The Washington Post, The National Journal, Hotline, and MSNBC.com.
Prior to being named Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Mitchell had been NBC News' Chief White House Correspondent a post she assumed after covering Bill Clinton from the New Hampshire primary through the entire 1992 presidential campaign. During her time at the White House, she broke stories on cabinet changes, policy decisions on gays in the military and military interventions in Bosnia and Haiti.
Over the years, Mitchell has appeared on Meet the Press as a panelist and substitute host. An acclaimed political reporter, she has also covered every presidential election since 1976. In fact, during the 1988 Republican National Convention, she beat both the competition and presidential candidate George Bush with the announcement that Bush had chosen Dan Quayle to be his running mate. She was also a panelist in the final Bush-Dukakis presidential debate.
Mitchell is married to Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan and resides in Washington D.C.
Andrea Mitchell's appearance marks the 18th anniversary of the Cohen series at Moravian College. In past years, the series has brought to Bethlehem such notables as Joseph Kennedy II, Ambassador Andrew Young, James Carville and John Sununu, the New York Philomusica, former President Jimmy Carter, author Kurt Vonnegut, former governor Mario Cuomo, and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.
The Cohen Arts and Lectures Series at Moravian College was established in 1984 by Bernard and Bertha Cohen, who were active in Bethlehem business and community affairs until their 1976 relocation to Boca Raton, Florida. Bertha Cohen is a 1937 Moravian graduate and a former member of the college's board of trustees. Bernard Cohen is a member of the Lehigh University class of 1936.
Tickets for the lecture are $10 and available at the HUB desk in the Haupert Union Building, located at the corner of Monocacy and West Locust streets. Tickets may be purchased by phone during normal business hours at (610) 861-1336.
Proceeds from the performance benefit the Moravian College Scholarship Fund. Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. For more information call (610) 861-1491 or visit the web site at www.moravian.edu.