Contact: Craig D'Ooge (202) 707-9189

March 11, 1996

Eric Burns To Speak on March 26 in "Books & Beyond" Lecture Series

Former NBC television news reporter Eric Burns, author of The Joy of Books: Confessions of a Lifelong Reader (Prometheus Books, 1995) will speak on "The Serious Reader in the Age of Technology" at noon on Tuesday, March 26, in the West Dining of the Madison Building. His talk, part of the Center for the Book's new "Books & Beyond" lecture series, is free and open to the public.

Formerly a correspondent for NBC News who appreared regularly on the "Today" show and "NBC Nightly News," Eric Burns left the world of TV journalism when he found himself "spending too much time with The Washington Post and not enough with Thomas Hardy and Joseph Wambaugh." Now a writer, lecturer, and media consultant, he is the author of Broadcast Blues: Dispatches from the Twenty-Year War Between a Television Reporter and His Media (HarperCollins, 1993.)

The Center for the Book was established in 1977 in the Library of Congress to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and libraries. For information about its programs, including "Books & Beyond," write or call the Center for the Book, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540, (202) 707-5221.

Interpreting services (American Sign Language, Contact Signing, Oral and Tactile) will be provided if requested five business days in advance of the event. Call (202) 707-6362 TTY and voice to make a specific request. For other ADA accommodations please contact the Disability Employment Program office at (202) 707-9948 TTY and (202) 707-7544 voice.

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PR 96-42
ISSN 0731-3527

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