Mark Shields to Speak March 29 at The New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College

Contact: VictoriaHarnish

New Hampshire Institute of Politics

(603)222-4117

March 23, 2006

Manchester , N.H. Political journalist , Mark Shields will speak at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College on Wednesday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Named the "Wittiest PoliticalJournalist in America" by The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Shields is best known for his work on CNN's  "Capital Gang," where he debates policy issues with syndicated columnists Robert Novak, TheWall Street Journal's Al Hunt, and TIME Magazine's White House correspondent Margaret Carlson. Since 1987, Mr. Shields has appeared weekly on the award-winning "News Hour WithJim Lehrer," where he has teamed up with conservatives such as David Gergen, Paul Gigot, and David Brooks to provide the program's principal political analysis.

For more information, please visit www.anselm.edu/nhiop or call603-222-4100.