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September 16, 2009

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
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The University of Texas at Tyler
903.566.7303 or 903.330.0495 (cell)

MEDIA ADVISORY: Walter Williams


The University of Texas at Tyler will hold a news conference for economist Walter Williams at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 in the UT Tyler Braithwaite Recital Hall (the north side of the Cowan Center).

Williams also will be featured in a student Q&A 5 - 5:30 p.m. following the news conference in the Braithwaite Recital Hall.

He will be the featured speaker of the Drs. Lawrence L. Anderson and Svetislava J. Vukelja/Mr. and Mrs. Bob Herd Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17.

A highly-regarded professor of economics at George Mason University since 1980, Williams will discuss the current state of the economy, its effect on the federal government and what we can expect in the future.

He has made numerous radio and television appearances including “Nightline,” “Face the Nation,” “Wall Street Week,” “Crossfire” and “MacNeil/Lehrer.” Williams has been a regular commentator for “Nightly Business Report” and is an occasional substitute host for the “Rush Limbaugh Show.” His weekly syndicated columns are carried by approximately 140 newspapers and several Web sites.

Tickets are $11, $16, $21 and $26 and can be purchased online at www.cowancenter.org, by phone at 903.566.7424 or at the box office. Box office hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact Beverley Golden, 903.566.7303/903.330.0495 or Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769.


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