‘The Road to Election 2008’ Brings Carlson, Huffington to Southeast Campus Oct. 29

EDITOR’S NOTEMembers of the media are permitted to record or shoot b-roll only during the first three minutes of this presentation. 

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Oct. 13, 2008 – Leading up to the historic elections this November, Southeast Missouri State University will host “The Road to Election 2008,” with Tucker Carlson and Arianna Huffington at 8 p.m., Oct. 29, in Academic Auditorium.

The event, which is sponsored by Southeast Missouri State University, is free and open to the public.

Carlson, currently a senior campaign correspondent for MSNBC, was formerly the host of MSNBC’s “Tucker,” a fast-paced, no-holds-barred conversation about the day’s developments in news, politics, world issues and pop culture. Carlson also has been an anchor and host for numerous shows and specials on CNN, MSNBC and PBS, including “Crossfire” and “Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered.” A longtime magazine and newspaper journalist, Carlson has reported from around the world, most recently from Iraq and Lebanon. He has been a columnist for New York magazine and Reader’s Digest, and currently writes for Esquire, The Weekly Standard and New York Times Magazine.

Huffington is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of 11 books. She also is co-host of “Left, Right & Center,” public radio’s popular political roundtable program. In 2006, Huffington was named to the Time 100, Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people. She is the author of politically charged books, such as Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution and Made Us All Less Safe; Fanatics and Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America; Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption are Undermining America; and How to Overthrow the Government. Huffington has made guest appearances on numerous television shows, including “Charlie Rose,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Nightline,” “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “Inside Politics,” “Larry King Live,” “Hardball,” “Good Morning America,” the “Today” show, “Countdown” and “The O’Reilly Factor.”