Boston University Hosts Political Forum Series Leading to Democratic National Convention

in BU In the Community, College of Communication, News Releases
July 13th, 2004

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 |

(Boston) — The next two Wednesdays leading to the Democratic National Convention, Boston University will host a forum of media representatives, pundits, and politicians to discuss campaign matters.

Panelists will take questions from journalism students enrolled in a one-of-a-kind program, co-sponsored by BU Summer Term and the College of Communication, in which they will cover the convention for print, broadcast, photo, and Web outlets. (For live Webcasts, see, or for more on the program.)

Media are invited to attend and participate in the two remaining forums, on July 14 and July 21, each from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Boston University, College of Communication auditorium, 630 Commonwealth Ave., Boston.

Tentative line-ups of participants, subject to change, include:

July 14 – “Campaign 2004: It’s the War, Stupid”
Ceci Connolly, political reporter, Washington Post; Norm Ornstein, resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Kenneth Irby, visual journalism group leader, Poynter Institute; R.D. Sahl, prime-time anchor, New England Cable News; and Brian McGrory, columnist, Boston Globe.

July 21 – “Campaign 2004: The Democrats and Their Candidate”
Michael Dukakis, former Massachusetts governor and Democratic presidential nominee; U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, former Democratic vice-presidential nominee; George Bachrach, political strategist, former Massachusetts state senator, Boston University lecturer; Alan Solomont, Democratic fundraiser, Kerry campaign advisor; Elaine Kamarck, former Gore campaign advisory; and Carl Cameron, chief political correspondent, Fox News Channel.

Events: Boston University Democratic National Convention political forums
Date: Two more Wednesdays: July 14 and 21, 2004
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Place: College of Communication, auditorium
Boston University
640 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

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