Sept. 27, 1996
TIME Magazine Writer to Lecture on Election
Jeffrey Birnbaum, an award-winning reporter, author and senior Correspondent for TIME Magazine, will speak about the White House and the presidential elections during an appearance at UW-River Falls on Oct. 15.
The lecture is set for 7 p.m. in the North Hall Auditorium. Admission is free to students and $5 for the general public.
Birnbaum is a senior correspondent for TIME magazine covering national politics with an emphasis on the White House, lobbying and the presidential campaign. He is the author of Madhouse: The Private Turmoil of Working for the President, a recent book that grew out of his coverage of the Clinton White House.
Birnbaum gained in-depth access to senior White House staffers and chronicled their experiences as the Clinton Administration's early promise turned into frustration and disappointment. The Wall Street Journal noted the book "provides a fascinating look at the Clinton White House through the eyes of six top staffers. This riveting account is sometimes funny, often disturbing, and always insightful."
Birnbaum also co-authored Showdown At Gucci Gulch, that dissected how Congress really wrote a tax bill, which won the American Political Science Association's Carey McWilliams Award in 1988. His second book, The Lobbyists, that told hold special pleaders make their case to Congress and the Administration, was selected as one of the Outstanding Books of 1993 by Choice Magazine.
Birnbaum's journalistic experience also includes The Wall Street Journal, the Miami Herald.
He has appeared on numerous political talk shows, including "Washington Week In Review," the "Today Show" and the "MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour," and "Nightline." In 1994 he became a regular commentator for "All Things Considered" on National Public Radio.
For more information, contact Concerts & Lectures at 715/425-4911.