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Teresa S. Thomas

For immediate release:
October 7, 2002

Hillary Clinton Campaign Reporter Shares Stories From The Road

PITTSBURGH—Associated Press journalist Beth Harpaz will reveal stories from two years on the road on Hillary Clinton's senatorial campaign and speak about her book, "The Girls in the Van," in a lecture titled, "Covering Hillary Clinton on the Campaign Trail." The lecture, hosted by the Carnegie Mellon University Lecture Series, will take place November 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the Adamson Wing in Baker Hall on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

The Clinton staff was mostly female, including Clinton's press aides and speechwriter, as were the majority of media reporters on the trail. Harpaz said, "The campaign was unique in so many ways that editors didn't want it covered in the same way. They wanted a fresh look."

Harpaz's coverage of the Clinton campaign appeared in newspapers across the country, including The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

"Just like "The Boys on the Bus," (book by Timothy Crouse, on the Nixon-McGovern campaign trail) did a generation ago, "The Girls in the Van" gives us an intimate portrait, upfront and person, of a major political campaign," said author Gail Sheehy.

All lectures are free and open to the public. Carnegie Mellon's Office of the Provost, Office of the Associate Provost, Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics and Division of Student Affairs sponsor the University Lecture Series.


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