Politics, Uncategorized
Jul 02, 2008

Mike Barnicle will kick off the 2008 Geschke Lecture series on July 7, 8 p.m., at the Nantucket High School auditorium. Barnicle will address the theme of this year’s series which is “A Country At The Crossroads: Critical Issues Facing America.”

Barnicle is an award-winning writer and media personality. He is a political analyst for MSNBC and a frequent contributor, and occasional guest host, on the network’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” and “Morning Joe.” Barnicle can also been seen regularly on NBC’s “Today Show.”

A veteran print and broadcast journalist, he has written more than 4,000 columns collectively for the Boston Herald, New York Daily News, and The Boston Globe, where he rose to prominence with his biting, satirical, and at times, heart-wrenching columns that closely followed the triumphs, travails and ambitions of Boston’s working and middle classes.

The series continues with: former Delaware Congressman and Governor Pete du Pont on July 16, NPR political reporter Mara Liasson on July 23, Washington Post foreign relations correspondent Robin Wright on July 30 and moderator of PBS’s “Washington Week” Gwen Ifill on August 2.

Tickets are $25 for each lecture and are on sale at www.nantucketatheneum. org or at the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.