Leonard Pitts Jr. guest on "Conversations from St. Norbert College" television show

Beginning Friday, March 4

From St. Norbert College, February 23, 2011
by Stephen Schumacher, stephen.schumacher@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Leonard Pitts Jr., Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, will be the guest on the March "Conversations from St. Norbert College" television show hosted by Kevin Quinn. They will discuss Pitt's journalistic career.

Recipient of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, Pitts has been a syndicated columnist with the Miami Herald since 1994; his column is featured twice a week in the Press-Gazette. He is the author of three books: "Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood," the novel "Before I Forget" and "Forward From This Moment," a collection of his columns. Pitts has been honored for his work by the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, The Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and GLAAD Media. He has served as a visiting professor at Hampton University, Ohio University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Pitts' ability to connect with readers was particularly apparent in his initial column after the September 11, 2001, attacks. "We'll Go Forward From This Moment," an angry and defiant open letter to the terrorists, circulated the globe via the Internet. It generated upwards of 30,000 e-mails, and has since been set to music, reprinted in poster form, read on television by Regis Philbin and quoted by Congressman Richard Gephardt as part of the Democratic Party's weekly radio address.

"Conversations from St. Norbert College" will broadcast every Friday in March, beginning March 4 at 6:30 p.m. New shows appear the first Friday of each month. The series airs on TWCT Time Warner Cable Television Channel 4 in Green Bay, Howard/Suamico, and Seymour; Channel 4 in the Fox Cities, Channel 2 in Neenah/Menasha, and on NET cable Channel 46 in Pulaski.

The show also airs on St. Norbert College Channel 5 in De Pere, Ashwaubenon and Bellevue Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
The show can also be seen on Wisconsin on Demand (WIoD), Time Warner Cable's local video on demand channel 411. It is all local, all the time and available free to Time Warner Cable's digital customers in 70 communities in northeast Wisconsin.

"Conversations from St. Norbert College" also airs in Algoma, Clintonville, Columbus, Delavan, Elkhorn, Fitchburg and surrounding areas, Hortonville, Jefferson County, Lake Mills, Marshfield, Milwaukee, New London, Oconomowoc, Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay, Waukesha, Waupaca, Whitewater, Wisconsin Rapids and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

PEG (Public, Education and Government) community television stations can download "Conversations from St. Norbert College" for their own stations by going to the PEGMedia website.

For more information or to watch it online, visit the website, http://www.snc.edu/communications/conversations.