|2009 annual convention|
2009 Community Action Partnership Convention
September 1-4, 2009
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
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Juan Williams, author, journalist, broadcaster to be keynote speaker
Juan Williams, one of America’s leading journalists, is a senior NPR correspondent. He also works on documentaries and participates in NPR’s efforts to explore television opportunities. Knowledgeable and charismatic, Williams brings insight and depth — hallmarks of NPR programs—to a wide spectrum of issues and ideas.
From 2000 - 2001, Williams hosted NPR’s national call-in show Talk of the Nation. In that role, he brought the program to cities and towns across America for monthly radio “town hall” meetings before live audiences. The town hall meetings were a part of “The Changing Face of America,” airing on Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as Talk of the Nation.
Williams is the author of the critically acclaimed biography Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary. He is also the author of the nonfiction bestseller Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965, and “Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It.”
During his 21-year career at The Washington Post, Williams served as an editorial writer, op-ed columnist, and White House reporter. He has won an Emmy award for TV documentary writing and won widespread critical acclaim for a series of documentaries including “Politics - The New Black Power.” Articles by Williams have appeared in magazines ranging from Newsweek, Fortune, and The Atlantic Monthly to Ebony, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, and The New Republic.
Williams continues to be a contributing political analyst for the Fox News Channel and a regular panelist on Fox News Sunday. He has also appeared on numerous television programs, including Nightline, Washington Week in Review, Oprah, CNN’s Crossfire (where he frequently served as co-host), and Capitol Gang Sunday.
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