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Carville and Sununu to speak at Moravian College - political fireworks expected

Moravian College will host a timely dialogue between political consultant James Carville, campaign manager for President Bill Clinton, and John Sununu, co-host of CNN’s "Crossfire" and former chief of staff for President Bush. The political fireworks will start to fly on Wednesday, October 21, at 8:00 p.m. in Johnston Hall at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. The program, part of the Cohen Arts and Lecture Series, will include introductory remarks from each speaker, a segment of political debate, followed by an interactive question and answer period.

James Carville, one of the best known and most colorful political consultants of our time, has managed more political campaigns that anyone in U.S. history. From his early days in Louisiana, the "Ragin’ Cajun" has specialized in winning elections for Democrats. He has also served as a consultant to the Liberal Party of Canada, the staff of the English Prime Minister Tony Blair, and for other international campaigns in Greece, Brazil, and Honduras. He is married to Mary Matalin, deputy campaign manager for George Bush’s 1992 campaign; the couple co-wrote the best seller, All’s Fair: Love, War and Running For President.

John H. Sununu served three terms as New Hampshire’s governor prior to joining the White House staff. As chief of staff for President Bush, Sununu oversaw the daily operations of the White House and served as counselor to the president. A former engineer, small businessman and community leader, he attended MIT at the undergraduate and graduate levels and received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. He also served as co-host of CNN’s nightly "Crossfire" discussion program from 1992-1998.

Carville and Sununu’s appearance marks the 15th anniversary of the Cohen series at Moravian College. In past years, the series has brought to Bethlehem such notables as 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, FL. 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 event are $10 and are available at Haupert Union Building, Moravian College, Monocacy and Locust streets, Bethlehem; Moravian Bookshop, 428 Main St., Bethlehem; The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden Street, Allentown; C. Leslie Smith, Village West, Allentown; and Bixler’s Jewelers, 24 Center Square, Easton. Proceeds from the performance benefit the Moravian College Scholarship Fund.