Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - May 3, 1999
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Dennis Prager featured at Shannon Center fundraising event

WHAT: Dennis Prager featured at Shannon Center fundraising event

WHEN: Wednesday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College
13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier

COST: $25 (seating is limited)

ADD: Described by the Los Angeles Times as "an amazingly gifted moralist whose mission in life is to get people obsessed with what is right and wrong," Dennis Prager- author, scholar and radio personality-will speak at Whittier College's Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts. The program is a special Shannon Center fundraising event, sponsored in part by a grant from the Whittier Chamber of Commerce.

One of America's most respected radio talk show hosts and commentators, Prager has been broadcasting on KABC radio in Los Angeles for 15 years, and also hosted his own daily national television show in 1994-95. His collection of essays, Think a Second Time, has been praised by conservatives and liberals alike. William Bennett hailed it as "one of those rare books that can change an intelligent mind," and Susan Estrich, law professor and a columnist for USA Today, called it "a tour de force." His most recent book, published in 1998, is Happiness is a Serious Problem: A Human Nature Repair Manual.

Prager has also authored two major works on Judaism-The Nine Questions People Ask about Judaism, called the most widely used introduction to Judaism in the world, and Why the Jews? The Reason for Anti-Semitism, regarded by many as the most persuasive explanation of anti-Semitism written. Additionally, he has been writing his own quarterly journal, "Ultimate Issues," since 1985.

For 10 years, Prager conducted a weekly interfaith dialogue on radio with representatives of virtually every religion in the world, and also has engaged in interfaith dialogue with Catholics at the Vatican, Muslims in the Persian Gulf, Hindus in India and Protestants at Christian seminars throughout the world. He is currently teaching the entire Torah, verse by verse, at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles.

This Shannon Center fundraising event is the first of similar events to be held on an annual basis, featuring speakers and lecturers from different fields. All money raised will be used to help offset the production budget costs of Shannon Center events held throughout the year.

INFORMATION: (562) 907-4203

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