‘PBS’ Show Host to Discuss Civil Discourse during Election Season

PBS television host Alexander Heffner will discuss The Future of Civil Discourse today, Oct. 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the Dougherty Ballroom in the Power Center at Duquesne University.

Host of The Open Mind on PBS, Heffner will address topics relevant to the 2016 presidential election, including the millennial citizen, the space of old and new media, and the character of political discourse.

Heffner's presentation is part of the annual Learning Communities series in Duquesne's McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

"We are very excited to have Alexander Heffner as a speaker in this presidential election year," said McAnulty Dean Dr. James Swindal. "He will present on some of the particular issues that are of current concern to the American public. The breadth of his knowledge of American politics, visible in both his print and television formats, guarantees an engaging and insightful lecture."

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412.396.6388.

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