Media Critic Marvin Kitman to Give Post-Campaign Talk at Columbia University

NEW YORK, October 24, 2008 The Friends of Columbia Libraries will host a talk by author and TV critic Marvin Kitman on Thursday, November 6, 2008. His talk, entitled “Happy Days Are Here Again—I Think: A Campaign 2008 Postmortem from a Media Pathologist’s Casebook,” will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Room 523 Butler Library, 535 West 114th Street, and is free and open to the public.


Marvin Kitman is the media critic at and the former media critic at Newsday. He is the author of nine books. His most recent is The Man Who Would Not Shut Up: The Rise of Bill O’Reilly, published by St. Martin’s press. He ran for president in 1964 in the New Hampshire and Illinois Republican primaries and at the Republican National Convention as a Lincoln Republican. He lost.

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