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Fry Lecture Series Brings Ronald Kessler to Franklin Pierce University

February 24, 2014

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The Fry Lecture Series returns to Franklin Pierce University on Tuesday, March 4. Ronald Kessler will be receiving the Marlin Fitzwater Medallion for the Fry Lecturer for his excellence as a prolific author, journalist, and communicator -- a role model for all Franklin Pierce University communication students. The lecture will be from 6-7 p.m., followed by a book signing from 7-7:30 p.m. The event will be on the University’s Rindge campus in Spagnuolo Hall; free parking is available, and the event is free and open to the general public.

Kessler was a reporter for the Worcester Telegram, the Boston Herald, and the Wall Street Journal before joining the Washington Post as an investigative reporter and staff writer from 1970-1985. He has won numerous journalism awards for his work. Since leaving the Washington Post, Kessler has authored 19 nonfiction books on intelligence and current affairs and has been on the New York Times bestseller list multiple times. Kessler will be discussing "The Secrets of Washington" and signing his most recent books, The Secrets of the FBI and In the President's Secret Service, at the Fry Lecture on March 4; the books will be for sale that evening at the campus bookstore starting at 5:30 p.m. The books reveal secrets based on Kessler’s unparalleled access to hundreds of current and former FBI and Secret Service agents.

The Fry Lecture Series is sponsored by the Franklin Pierce’s Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication. Christopher Nixon Cox and Rita Cosby were brought to campus to speak as Fry Lecturers last fall. The Lecture Series provides students and the general public with unique opportunities to engage with intellectually stimulating civic, communications, business, and educational leaders.

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