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Concordia Seminary Anticipates Cal Thomas Lecture

Cal Thomas, a 35-year veteran of broadcast and print journalism, will deliver the eighth annual Hubert L. Dellinger, Jr., Lecture at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The public is invited to attend his lecture, Things That Matter Most, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the Seminary’s Clara and Spencer Werner Auditorium. There is no admission charge and no tickets are issued.

Cal Thomas is the author of a twice-weekly column that appears in over 550 newspapers nationwide, hosts his own weekly television show titled After Hours with Cal Thomas, which appears on Fox News Channel, and hosts a daily radio program, which is syndicated to more than 300 stations nationwide. He also co-writes a forum page with Bob Beckel titled “Common Ground” for USA Today.

A graduate of American University, Thomas has worked for NBC, CNBC, PBS television and the Fox News Network, where he currently provides political commentary. He has appeared on NBC Nightly News, Nightline, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN’s Crossfire, Larry King Live and the Oprah Winfrey Show, and is considered one of the most widely read and highly regarded political voices in America.

In 1995, Thomas was honored with a Cable Ace Award nomination for Best Interview Program. Other awards include a George Foster Peabody team reporting award, and awards from both the Associated Press and United Press International. He has written 10 books, including Blinded by Might: Can the Religious Right Save America?; A Freedom Dream; Public Persons and Private Lives; Book Burning; Liberals for Lunch; Occupied Territory;The Death of Ethics in America; Uncommon Sense; and Things That Matter Most. Additionally, he frequently lectures on college campuses and other venues worldwide.

The Hubert L. Dellinger, Jr. Lecture Series, established in 1997, is designed to feature nationally-known speakers who address subjects which intersect the disciplines of theology, sociology, philosophy and law. Previous speakers have included United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Prof. Stephen L. Carter of Yale University, William F. Buckley, George Will, then television political analyst and now presidential press secretary Tony Snow, political analyst and advisor David Gergen, and former United States Attorney General Edwin Meese.

For more information, contact Seminary Relations, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; (314) 505-7370; semrelations@csl.edu.