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George Mitchell and the Lessons of Iran-Contra

September 19, 2016, 4:00 PM

Free

Seven years after his arrival in the U.S. Senate, George Mitchell came to national prominence with his performance in the 1987 televised congressional hearings that exceeded Watergate in viewership. By dramatically facing Lt. Col. Oliver North and describing anew the values of American patriotism, Mitchell wrote a new chapter in his growing legacy. Author Douglas Rooks (Colby Class of  ’76), columnist for the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal, will read from and discuss his new biography, Statesman: George Mitchell and the Art of the Possible, including new behind-the-scenes details and analysis of how Mitchell’s address came to join the roster of classic political speeches.

Details

Date:
September 19, 2016
Time:
4:00 PM
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Amanda Cooley
Phone:
859-5300
Email:
goldfarb@colby.edu
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