Tackling “hard choices ahead” at Tate Student Forum

Journalists Jim Lehrer (left), George Stephanopoulous and David Gergen discussed the challenges facing their industry, the next president and the country during the Turner Construction Student Forum Sept. 18.

“We meet in a momentous time for the United States – with an election that’s moving quickly, even though it feels it’s been going on forever; we’re at war in Iraq and Afghanistan; we have an economy that’s closer to the edge than some would like and the Federal Reserve took action today to head off a recession,” said Gergen, a news analyst, former White House adviser and longtime Tate Series favorite. Read more.

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Lehrer, Stephanopoulos and Gergen open Tate season Sept. 18

tate-2007-opener-150.jpgJim Lehrer and George Stephanopolous will offer their insights on the news Sept. 18 in the first event of the Tate Lecture Series’ 2007-08 season. Lehrer, the anchor and executive editor of “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” on PBS, and Stephanopolous, ABC News’ chief Washington correspondent and anchor of “This Week,” will participate in a discussion moderated by news analyst, former White House adviser and longtime Tate Series favorite David Gergen.

Learn more about this season’s Tate lecturers and the Tate Student Forum series for the community at smu.edu/tateseries.