August 2003 Bulletin

Presidential guest speakers slated for 2004 Annual Meeting

Catherine Crier and David McCullough will appear

By Sandra Lee Breisch

Two nationally known journalists, who bring with them very different perspectives on the American scene, will appear at the AAOS Annual Meeting March 10-14, 2004 in San Francisco.

Catherine Crier is an award-winning journalist who hosts The Crier Report, on the Fox News Channel. She is the recipient of the Gracie Allen Award, an Emmy and the duPont-Columbia award. Her presentation on the topic, "Law and Medicine: Prescription for Reform," can be heard at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2004.

Crier, trained as an attorney, is known for her interviews with the leading newsmakers and opinion makers of the day. Previously, she was a news correspondent for ABC-TVs World News Tonight. Crier also appeared as a correspondent on 20/20, ABC’s prime time news magazine program. Before her broadcasting career, Crier was a state district judge who presided over the 162nd District Court in Dallas County, Texas. She became the youngest elected state judge in Texas history when she took the bench in 1984.

David McCullough, an accomplished historian, author and film narrator is known as "a master of the art of narrative history." He will speak at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, March 12, 2004 on the topic "History as a Source of Strength."

McCullough’s work has been praised for its exceptional narrative sweep and scholarship, insight into American life and literary distinction. Educated at Yale, he has a keen eye for details and a master storyteller’s instinct for human interest. His latest book, John Adams, won the Pulitzer Prize for biography and has been No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list; more than 1,500,000 copies have been sold. His previous books include Truman–which also won a Pulitzer Prize, The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, The Path Between the Seas, Mornings on Horseback and Brave Champions. Many PBS viewers will recognize his calm, resonant voice as the narrator of countless historical documentaries, including The Civil War.

For updated information on the 2004 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, please visit the AAOS Web site .

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