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Friday, July 28, 2006
The Great Fenway Park Writers Series Proudly Presents:
Tom Oliphant -- one of America`s most distinguished journalists
Author of and Speaking on: "Praying for Gil Hodges: A Memoir of the 1955 World Series and One Family`s Love of the Brooklyn Dodgers"

12-Noon Luncheon
Crown Royal Room -- Fenway Park (enter off Brookline Avenue)
Red Sox Nation Members, $40
Non-Members, $50
(autographed copy of Mr. Oliphant`s book included)

To register for this event please contact Meghan Donovan of the Red Sox at 617-267-9440, or via e-mail: mdonovan@redsox.com.

Thomas Oliphant was The Boston Globe`s special Washington columnist from 1968-2005. A native of Brooklyn, a product of La Jolla High School in San Diego, and a 1967 graduate of Harvard College, he had a long and distinguished career with The Globe. In addition to his reporting from Washington he covered the political, urban and campus unrest of the 1960s. In Washington he wrote about the economy, from Richard Nixon`s wage and price controls to Ronald Reagan`s $200 billion deficits to Bill Clinton`s balanced budget; the energy crisis and its aftermath; the Watergate, Iran-Contra and Clinton scandals, every presidential campaign since 1968 and every White House since Lyndon Johnson`s. Following President Nixon`s resignation, he was one of three editors on special assignment who managed The Globe`s coverage of Boston`s traumatic school desegregation, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1975. He also co-authored a series of special editorials on the energy crisis which was the runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in 1980. He has also won the writing award given by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, among other official recognitions. He obtained the Pentagon Papers for The Globe in 1971, and his coverage of the occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in 1973 earned him the Elijah Thomas Lovejoy Award as well as a three-count criminal indictment from the Nixon Justice Department, eventually dismissed. A frequent guest on television, he most recently was the the analyst for the Public Broacasting Service`s live coverage of President Clinton`s impeachment trial with Jim Lehrer. He has also appeared on ABC`s ``Nightline,`` the ``McNeill-Lehrer Report,`` ``Face The Nation,`` ``The Today Show,`` ``Good Morning America`` and ``CBS This Morning.`` His account of the 1988 presidential campaign, ``All By Myself,`` written with Christine Black, was published in 1989. He has been named one of the country`s Top Ten political writers and one of Washington`s 50 most influential journalists by Washington Magazine. Mr. Oliphant lives in Washington with his wife, CBS correspondent Susan Spencer, when they are not growing hay on their farm near Sperryville, Va.

While a Dodger fan gowing up in Brooklyn, Mr. Oliphant subsequently became a fan of the Red Sox (his country home in Virginia is called "Fenway").

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