Media Critic Marvin Kitman to Speak at Columbia University

NEW YORK, March 6, 2008 The Friends of Columbia Libraries is pleased to host a talk by author and TV critic Marvin Kitman on Wednesday, March 12, 2008. His talk, entitled “The Making of the President 2008: A Case Study in Media Pathology,” will begin at 6:00 p.m. at The Kellogg Center, Room 1501 of the International Affairs Building on Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus, and is free and open to the public.

Marvin Kitman is the media critic at the and the former media critic at Newsday. His column at Newsday, “The Marvin Kitman Show,” ran for 35 years. He is the author of nine books, including George Washington’s Expense Account and The Making of the Prefident 1789. His newest book, The Man Who Would Not Shut Up: The Rise of Bill O'Reilly, was published by St. Martin’s Press in January 2007.

A reception will follow the program. For more information regarding this event, or to attend, please respond to To view a listing of events, visit

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