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Stephen Adubato to present Library’s John Cotton Dana Distinguished Lecture
Press Release April 11, 2001

The Friends of The Newark Public Library have selected Stephen Adubato, Ph.D., to present the John Cotton Dana Distinguished Lecture on May 15. Dr. Adubato’s interactive keynote address is entitled “Speak From the Heart.” The program will be held in Centennial Hall at the main library, 5 Washington Street, beginning at 6pm.

Dr. Adubato has enjoyed a distinguished career, combining journalism, academia and public affairs. He is a university lecturer, Emmy Award-winning television anchor, and Star-Ledger columnist. In the mid-1980s, he served as New Jersey’s youngest state legislator at age 26. Dr. Adubato is currently the anchor of two PBS broadcasts: Caucus: New Jersey, a national award-winning public affairs television series, and Inside Trenton, a weekly news program covering political issues. He writes a weekly column for The Star-Ledger, focusing on communications and media issues; he is a syndicated columnist in New Jersey Monthly, the Daily Record, the Atlantic City Press, and Business News New Jersey. Additionally, Dr. Adubato provides commentary on WBGO-FM.

The Dana Lecture Series presents talks by Newarkers who have distinguished themselves in various fields. Previous Dana lecturers have included Amiri Baraka, literary figure and community activist; John T. Cunningham, New Jersey historian; Barbara J. Kukla, award-winning editor of The Star-Ledger; Samuel C. Miller, retired director of The Newark Museum; Congressman Peter Rodino; Philip Roth, acclaimed novelist; and Richard Wesley, political playwright and Hollywood screenwriter.

Seating for the lecture is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets ($15 donation in advance; $20 at the door) may be purchased by sending a check made out to The Friends of The Newark Public Library, in care of The Newark Public Library, PO Box 630, Newark, NJ 07101-0630. Include a daytime telephone number for confirmation purposes. Tickets will not be mailed; they will be held at the door. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door ($20 each) the evening of the event. For more information, contact Charles F. Cummings at the library: (973) 733-4870.

 

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