Whittier College News Release
Dennis Prager featured at Shannon Center fundraising event
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.
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