Monday, April 18, 2005
7:30 p.m., in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library

Eleanor Clift

Newsweek contributing editor

Women and Politics—From Suffrage to Hillary

Would you like to talk to a Fox News political analyst, a former-Clinton White House correspondent and a movie star? You will get your chance when Eleanor Clift joins the President’s Forum, offering a unique insider’s view of Washington.

The well-known “McLaughlin Group” panelist is the co-author of several books, including "Madam President: Shattering the Last Glass Ceiling," which traces the 72 year rise of women in politics and looks ahead to women on the presidential ticket. Her weekly column, “Capitol Letter,” appears on Newsweek.com and MSNBC.com.

Clift has also played herself in several films, including “Independence Day,” “Murder at 1600” and “Dave,” as well as the CBS series, Murphy Brown. She has appeared on many national television shows, including ABC’s Nightline and Good Morning America, NBC’s The Today Show, CNN’s Crossfire and PBS’s The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.

Formerly Newsweek's White House correspondent, Clift also served as congressional and political correspondent for six years. She was a key member of the magazine's 1992 election team and followed Bill Clinton's campaign from the start. In June 1992, she was named Deputy Washington Bureau chief. She regularly reports on the White House, Congress and the diverse personalities who make up the Washington power structure.

Clift lives with her husband in Washington, D.C., and is the mother of three children.


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