Reporter, author to discuss Louisiana politics Friday at Tech

Sep 25, 2012 | General News, Liberal Arts

Louisiana Tech will host well-known political reporter John Maginnis for the “Louisiana at 200: A Bicentennial Lecture Series” at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 28, in Wyly Tower Auditorium. Maginnis will shed light on the political history of Louisiana in his presentation, “Our Heroes Have Always Been Governors: What Makes Louisiana Politics Different,” through commentary and analyses regarding politics in Louisiana both past and present. Invested in Louisiana state politics, Maginnis has been educating his statesmen since 1972. He has published an online newsletter titled “LaPolitics Weekly” as well as having written two books, “The Last Hayride” and “Cross to Bear: America’s Most Dangerous Politics.” Maginnis is widely known for a column shared with 18 different newspapers in Louisiana. This series is sponsored by the Louisiana Tech College of Liberal Arts, the department of history, the department of social sciences, the School of Literature and Language, the department of journalism, and Phi Alpha Theta and Phi Alpha Delta national honor societies. This event is free and open to the public. Written by Grace Moore