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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

Joynes Events: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Buzz Bissinger

7:30 pm :: Thu, February 3, 2011 :: AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center Amphitheater

Posted: January 10, 2011
This event is sponsored by the Julius and Suzan Glickman Centennial Lecture series in the Plan II Honors Program. Admission is free and open to everybody.

This event is sponsored by the Julius and Suzan Glickman Centennial Lecture series in the Plan II Honors Program. Admission is free and open to everybody.

Friday Night Lights and Beyond:  The Critical State of Sports Today

Buzz Bissinger won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism and wrote the bestselling book Friday Night Lights (which inspired the movie and TV series). He is the author of three highly acclaimed nonfiction books: Friday Night Lights, A Prayer for the City and Three Nights in August. Buzz has been a reporter for some of the nation’s most prestigious newspapers; a magazine writer with published work in Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine and Sports Illustrated; and a co-producer and writer for the ABC television drama NYPD Blue.

Bissinger wrote two other books, A Prayer for the City (1998) about the urban political scene of Philadelphia during the 1990s; and Three Nights in August (2005), a New York Times' bestseller, about baseball through the perspective of Cardinals manager Tony La Russa.  With LeBron James, Bissinger recently co-authored the book Shooting Stars, a memoir of LeBron's childhood experiences with basketball.


 


Thursday, February 3, 2011 •  AT&T Amphitheater, 1900 University Avenue, The University of Texas at Austin

Contact Matt Valentine or 512-471-5692 for more information.

This event is sponsored by the Julius and Suzan Glickman Centennial Lecture series in the Plan II Honors Program. Admission is free and open to everybody.

 

Friday, February 4 - Noon

Lunch with Pulitzer Prize winner Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights  (advance RSVP to Matt Valentine)

In addition to his public lecture at the AT&T Conference Center, Buzz Bissinger will discuss sports and journalism with a small group of honors students over lunch in the Joynes Reading Room at noon on February 4. Twelve students who commit to attending both the Thursday lecture and the Friday luncheon will receive free copies of Friday Night Lights.

 

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