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Meet Charles C. Mann, the Noted Writer Who Will Soon Deliver a Presidential Lecture Here at TU

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Aired on Tuesday, September 2nd.

The Univeristy of Tulsa's free-to-the-public Presidential Lecture Series, sponsored by the Darcy O'Brien Endowed Chair, will soon get underway here on the TU campus. The first lecture in this annual series, scheduled for tomorrow night (Wednesday the 3rd) at 7:30pm at the Donald W. Reynolds Center, will feature the acclaimed author and journalist Charles C. Mann, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, The Atlantic Monthly, and elsewhere. Mann, who's our guest on this edition of ST, is perhaps best known for his bestselling history books, "1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus" and "1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created." And so he participates in a fascinating chat with us today about the world that existed before (and after) Columbus arrived in New World -- and about how that arrival (and its aftermath) was so deeply misunderstood for so many years. And further, as has been noted at the TU website, Mann's upcoming lecture "also sets the stage for the Sept. 6-7 grand opening of Gilcrease Museum's Helmerich Center for American Research by providing an overview of the pre-Columbus Americas."

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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