Juan Williams

Emmy Award winning journalist, author, commentator, and Fox News Correspondent

WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
12:00PM - 1:15PM

WHERE: The Pavilion at Belo Mansion
2101 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201

Complimentary valet parking and underground self-parking are both available at the Olive Street entrance.

Juan Williams is the senior correspondent for National Public Radio and political analyst for the Fox News Channel. He is a regular panelist on the weekly news affair program Fox News Sunday, Bill O'Reilly's TV news show, The O'Reilly Factor and appears regularly on the panel of Special Report with Brit Hume

Mr. Williams began his professional journalism career at The Washington Post. In a 23-year-career at the Post he served as an editorial writer, op-ed columnist, White House correspondent and national correspondent.  He won several awards for investigative journalism and his opinion columns. He also won an Emmy Award for TV documentary writing and won wide-spread critical acclaim for a series of documentaries including Politics - The New Black Power.  Articles by Williams have appeared in magazines ranging from Newsweek, Fortune, The Atlantic Monthly, Ebony, Gentlemen's Quarterly and The New Republic.

Williams spent 18 highly successful months as host of NPR's afternoon talk show, Talk of the Nation, taking the show to its highest rating ever.  He also appeared on numerous television programs, including Nightline, Washington Week in Review, Inside Washington, Arsenio, Oprah, CNN's Crossfire (where he frequently served as co-host) and Capitol Gang Sunday.  He was featured as a commentator in ESPN's award-winning series on top athletes of the last  100 years, Sports Century.

Williams is recognized as one of America's leading political commentators and writers.  He is the author of the critically acclaimed biography Thurgood Marshall - American Revolutionary, which was rereleased in 2008 with an updated Epilogue.   He is the author of essays in Black Farmers In America, with photographs by John Ficara as well as the NY Times Best Seller Enough- The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America - What We Can Do About It.  He is the author of the nonfiction bestseller Eyes on the Prize:  America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965, companion volume to the critically-acclaimed television series, as well as I'll Find A Way Or Make One - Tribute To Historically Black Colleges and Universities, My Soul Looks Back In Wonder - Voices of The Civil Rights Experience.  Another of his books, This Far by Faith - Stories from the African American Religious Experience, was the basis for a six-part Public Broadcasting TV documentary.

Mr. Williams lives in Washington, DC with his wife and three children.