Apr 28, 2008

Well-known journalist gives his take on fall elections

HOWELL -- Respected journalist Jack Lessenberry will offer up his opinions and biting wit on the upcoming election in Michigan at 7 p.m. May 8 at the Howell Opera House in downtown Howell, sponsored by the nonpartisan Voter’s Voice of Livingston County and Community Unitarian Universalists in Brighton.
Lessenberry’s lecture is called "Michigan and the Election: Are Any Surprises in Store?"

Lessenberry has worked as a foreign correspondent and executive national editor of The Detroit News, reporting from more than 40 countries. His writing has appeared in such national publications as Vanity Fair, Esquire, The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Boston Globe. He is also a professor of journalism at Wayne State University, and his freelance columns appear in The Metro Times, The Traverse-City Record Eagle and The Toledo (Ohio) Blade. He is also a senior political analyst for Michigan Public Radio. The Oakland County resident has ties to Livingston County. When Hometown Newspapers was a Michigan company, Lessenberry was the executive editor of the newspaper chain before it was purchased by mega-chain Gannett.

The Voter's Voice is a group for independents, moderate Democrats and moderate Republicans formed in 2002 for people concerned about politics and public policy. In the past it has sponsored forums on health care and campaign finance.
The event is free and open to the public.

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