Tuesday, October 5, 2004

At NKU: Old pols precede the VPs

By Patrick Crowley
Enquirer staff writer

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS - Northern Kentucky University offers a double dose of presidential politics today.

Tickets are still available for NKU's Fifth Annual Alumni Lecture Series featuring two former U.S. senators who ran unsuccessfully for president:

• Democrat George McGovern of South Dakota, who lost to Republican Richard Nixon in 1972.

• Republican Bob Dole of Kansas, who lost to Democrat Bill Clinton in 1996.

After the 7 p.m. lecture at Regents Hall, NKU will broadcast the vice presidential debate between Republican Vice President Dick Cheney and Democrat John Edwards. The debate will be shown on the huge video screen that will also be used for the lecture.

Steve Olding, who chairs the Alumni Lecture Committee, said because some people who wanted to attend might have been concerned about missing the debate, "the timing really couldn't be better."

"Now folks can come out and hear two men who have been there and done that," Olding said. "Bob Dole and George McGovern have as much political experience as just about any two men can have.

"After the Alumni Lecture, people can stick around and watch Vice President Cheney and Sen. Edwards slug it out live on the big screen."

Tickets to the 7 p.m. lecture, "Governing in America: Patriarchs of Their Parties" are $30 for the public, $25 for NKU faculty and staff, and $5 for students. Tricia Macke of Fort Thomas, news anchor on Fox 19 in Cincinnati and an NKU grad, will serve as moderator.

The debate will be broadcast at 9 p.m., immediately following the lecture.

If you go

Northern Kentucky University Alumni Lecture Series

• 7 p.m. tonight, Regents Hall, NKU Highland Heights campus

• Tickets available at the door

• Broadcast of vice presidential debate follows the lecture at 9 p.m.

• Information (859) 572-5370


E-mail pcrowley@enquirer.com

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