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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to speak in W. Hartford

Wolf Blitzer

WEST HARTFORD _ Wolf Blitzer, lead political anchor at CNN and host of “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” will give a talk at the University of Hartford on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the University’s Lincoln Theater. Blitzer’s appearance at the University is one of the highlights of the 25th Anniversary Celebration for the University’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. The talk, is part of the university’s Rogow Distinguished Visiting Lecturers Program,
Blitzer, one of the most respected journalists and commentators in the U.S. media today, has been with CNN for more than 20 years, during which he has reported on a wide range of major breaking stories around the world.
Blitzer began his career with Reuters, a global news agency, in 1972 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Shortly thereafter, he became a Washington, D.C. correspondent for The Jerusalem Post. He joined CNN in 1990 as the network’s military-affairs correspondent at the Pentagon and later served as CNN’s senior White House correspondent.
During the 2008 Presidential election, Blitzer spearheaded CNN’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of the presidential primary debates and campaigns. He also led CNN’s Emmy Award-winning America Votes 2006 coverage. Blitzer is the author of two books, “Between Washington and Jerusalem: A Reporter’s Notebook” and “Territory of Lies.”
Prior to the lecture, Blitzer will be the keynote speaker at a gala dinner celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies.
The dinner, which begins with a cocktail reception at 3 p.m. followed by Blitzer’s remarks at 4 p.m., honors the Greenberg Center’s founders, Arnold C. and Beverly P. Greenberg. Arnold Greenberg, former chairman and CEO of Coleco Industries, Inc., devotes considerable energy and philanthropy to cultural, educational and social service institutions, including the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, the Jewish Community Foundation, the Wadsworth Atheneum, and the Hartford Stage. He has been a chairman of the board of the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and also the University of Hartford. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Hartford, as well as the university’s Medal for Distinguished Service. He received his AB degree with honors from Harvard University and JD degree from Harvard Law School.
Beverly Greenberg’s energies have focused on three areas of community service: education, the arts and philanthropy. She served as chair of the West Hartford Board of Education and as a member of the Connecticut State Board of Education. She served as a docent at the Wadsworth Atheneum, as a life member of the board of the Hartford Stage, and as a member of the advisory board of the Mount Holyoke Museum of Art. She has also been a board member of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. She received her BA from Mount Holyoke College and her M.Ed from Harvard University.
Wolf Blitzer’s Rogow series lecture is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For tickets, call (860) 768-4228 or (800) 274-8587.
For more information on the Greenberg Center dinner, contact the Center at (860) 768-4964 or mgcjs@hartford.edu.

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