published Friday, February 28th, 2014

James Carville, Mary Matalin to speak at Berry College

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    Political commentators and husband and wife, James Carville, left, and Mary Matalin.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Husband and wife political pundits James Carville and Mary Matalin will be in Rome, Ga., on Thursday, March 20, to speak at Berry College as part of the Shatto Lecture Series.

Their lecture, “All’s Fair: Love, War and Politics,” will begin at 8 p.m. in the Steven J. Cage Athletic and Recreation Center. It is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Ticket distribution begins Monday, March 10. Call the Berry College Office of Public Relations and Marketing, 706-236-2226, to reserve your ticket or pick up tickets between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Room 306 in Hermann Hall.

Matalin, a conservative correspondent, has served presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush. She joined the Bush administration in the first term as assistant to the president and counselor to the vice president. In that capacity, she performed as senior advisor on major initiatives, including national security, homeland security, energy, economic growth and corporate governance policies.

Carville is a political commentator and prominent member of the Democratic Party. He was instrumental in Bill Clinton’s presidential victory in 1992 and was honored as campaign manager of the year by the American Association of Political Consultants. Carville, along with George Stephanopoulos, was the focus of the feature-length Academy Award-nominated documentary “The War Room,” which follows the Clinton campaign. Carville is an author, speaker, restaurateur and talk show host. He and Matalin reside in New Orleans with their two daughters.

The couple co-authored the best-selling political campaign book, “All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President.” The book was named one of the top five best books on public relations by The Wall Street Journal. They recently published their second joint memoir, “Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters And One Louisiana Home.”

about Susan Pierce...

Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...

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