White House correspondent and CNN contributor April Ryan will be at Florida Atlantic University on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. as part of a panel discussing “Fake News and the Modern Presidency.” Ryan’s visit to FAU is part of the University’s fifth annual Robert J. Bailyn Symposium on the First Amendment which takes place each year to commemorate Constitution Day. The event will take place in FAU’s University Theatre on the FAU Boca Raton campus. Free parking is available in Garage II. A book signing will follow the lecture and books will be for sale at the event.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.fauevents.com or by calling 561-297-6124. Tickets for FAU students, staff and faculty are free at the Box Office in FAU’s Student Union, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All FAU rate tickets must be picked up by Friday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m.
Ryan has a unique vantage point as the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House. She has been the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) since January 1997, covering three U.S. presidents. She also can be seen almost daily on CNN as a political analyst. Her books include “The Presidency in Black and White” and “At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White.”
Other panelists at the Sept. 19 event include Rick Christie, editorial page editor at the Palm Beach Post; Frank Cerabino, metro columnist at the Palm Beach Post: Rosemary O’Hara, editorial page editor at the Sun Sentinel, and Tom O’Hara, former managing editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Constitution Day activities at FAU are sponsored in part by the Jack Miller Forum. For more information about Constitution Day events, visit www.fau.edu/jackmillerforum/constitution.php.