|January 10, 2008
From: Laura Harris, Director of Media Relations
(318) 342-5447, email@example.com
Former Clinton and Bush staffers speak at ULM April 3
The next Presidential Lyceum, scheduled for Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in Brown Auditorium, will feature James Carville and Mary Matalin as they share their political expertise, honed from working with both the Clinton and Bush presidential administrations.
About the Lyceum Series:
The man who devised the most dramatic political victories of our generation, “Captured in action in The War Room,” the compelling, Academy Award-nominated documentary about President Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign, Carville knows precisely how to craft a winning strategy. A fixture on CNN’s groundbreaking “Crossfire” for many years, Carville analyzes the day’s political headlines, including a close-up look at the 2008 presidential campaigns and candidates.
His latest book, “Take it Back,” is a handbook for taking back Congress, the White House and the country. In “Buck Up, Suck Up and Come Back When You Foul Up,” Carville offers enlightening behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the campaign trail. He is also author of “Stickin’: The Case for Loyalty; All’s Fair,” written with his wife and favorite debate partner, Mary Matalin, and the upcoming “The Lost Generation” (Summer 2008). Carville’s become a pop culture icon, co-producing the movie remake of “All The King's Men” and spoofing his own well-recognized persona on television and in such films as “Old School.”
Carville and wife Mary Matalin first wrote “All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President,” which spent eight weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Carville’s other books have included “We’re Right, They’re Wrong: A Handbook for Spirited Progressives”; “And the Horse He Rode In On: The People vs. Kenneth Starr”; “Stickin’”; “Buck Up, Suck Up…and Come Back When You Foul Up”; “Had Enough? A Handbook for Fighting Back”; his children’s book, “Lu and the Swamp Ghost”; and 2006’s “Take it Back.” Carville also co-produced the remake of the 1949 Oscar award-winning movie “All The King’s Men” with a cast that included such acting luminaries as Sean Penn, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Patricia Clarkson, Kate Winslet, and James Gandolfini.
Before joining the Bush/Cheney White House, Matalin hosted CNN’s critically acclaimed debate show, “Crossfire.” Matalin is the former founding co-host of the Washington-based political weeknight talk show, “Equal Time,” which premiered in May 1993 on CNBC. She served as co-host until shortly after the 1996 national political conventions. Her political astuteness and antics contributed to the show’s being called “the best talk show on television” by Knight Ridder News Service. Matalin’s humor, straightforward discussion, and ability to discuss the hottest political issues in Washington helped to make the show one of the most talked about programs in the network’s history.
Matalin has made frequent television appearances as a political commentator, and has written for various periodicals including Newsweek and The Los Angeles Times. She also co-authored the best-selling political campaign book “All’s Fair: Love, War and Running for President” with her husband, James Carville, who was the chief campaign strategist for Clinton/Gore in 1992. Her most recent book, “Letters to My Daughters” (April 2004), was named a Book of the Month Club selection and made The New York Times and The Washington Post best-seller lists. “Letters to My Daughters” was also selected for a condensed version by Reader's Digest.
Matalin took her sharp wit and free-spirited political repartee to the airwaves during her own three-hour afternoon radio program on the CBS Talk Radio Network. “The Mary Matalin Show” highlighted current events and featured distinguished guests and listener calls. Talkers magazine listed Matalin as one of The 100 Most Important Talk Show Hosts in America in 1996, 1997, and 1998. In addition, “Talk Daily” recognized “The Mary Matalin Show” with its Great Web Site Award. Matalin recently appeared, with Carville, on HBO’s critically acclaimed series “K-Street,” about the world of powerful political consultants. She now runs Threshold, a new conservative publishing imprint at Simon & Schuster.