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Release Date: September 21, 2006

Court TVs Crier to Deliver Humanities Lecture at ASU

Angelo State University's upcoming Community Lectureship in the Humanities will feature the unique perspective of award-winning television journalist Catherine Crier as she addresses the domestic and international issues of our time Thursday, Sept. 28 at ASU.

The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Sept 28 in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center in the Houston Harte University Center on the ASU campus. Jointly sponsored by the San Angelo Community Medical Center and the San Angelo Health Foundation in conjunction with ASU, the lecture is open free to the public.

Through her varied journalistic and legal experience, Crier, who is the host of Catherine Crier Live on Court TV, is able to put current events in their historical context and to provide the political analysis necessary to better understand the present and where the future may lead.

The Community Lectureship in the Humanities is sponsored annually to bring distinguished speakers of national prominence to West Texas. In addition to the public lecture, the speakers also visit with ASU students and faculty as well as community leaders.

A Dallas native, Crier earned her bachelor's degree in political science and international affairs from the University of Texas and then received her law degree from SMU. Her legal career included stints as an assistant district attorney in Dallas County, a civil litigation attorney and a state district judge, the youngest ever elected in the State of Texas.

She began her television career at CNN before moving to ABC's World News Tonight as a correspondent. She then worked for Fox News before joining Court TV, where she was able to combine both her legal and journalistic expertise.

On Court TV Crier has built a significant body of work as host of her own show as well as the lead on a variety of news specials on legal topics and the host on Court TV's signature prime-time series, The System. "The Interrogation of Michael Crowe," a documentary on The System, was recently recognized with a duPont-Columbia Award, the broadcast journalism equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize.

Each year, San Angelo Community Medical Center and San Angelo Health Foundation underwrite the expense of bringing a distinguished speaker of national prominence to ASU for a public lecture, interaction with students and informal discussions with community leaders.

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