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Chris Matthews ’67 delivers Hanify-Howland lecture

This year’s Hanify-Howland lecture was delivered by Chris Matthews ’67 on April 5. Titled “Freedom,” the talk drew on Matthews’ vast experience in the media and the political arena. He is currently the anchor of Hardball With Chris Matthews which airs on the MSNBC and CNBC networks. In addition to broadcasting, Matthews is also a political commentator for the Today show and the author of two best-selling books, Hardball and Kennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry That Shaped Post-War America. Kennedy & Nixon was made into a documentary by the A&E network. Matthews began his career as a speechwriter for Jimmy Carter and served as a long-time aide to House Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill Jr.

In addition to lecturing, Matthews also conducted two seminars, during which students had the opportunity to ask more in-depth questions of the pundit.

The Hanify-Howland Lecture Series honors the late Edward F. Hanify, a 1904 graduate who served 15 years as a Massachusetts Superior Court justice. Hanify died in 1954. The series was begun by his friend, the late Weston Howland.

 

Chris Matthews ’67

Chris Matthews ’67

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