Speaker Series: Jeff Greenfield

September 16, 2008 - Jeff Greenfield, CBS News Senior Political Correspondent

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Known for his quick wit and savvy insight into politics, history, media and current events, Jeff Greenfield is one of America’s most respected commentators and journalists.

Jeff GreenfieldAs senior political correspondent for CBS News, he contributes to CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Early Show, CBS News Sunday Morning and other broadcasts, as well as CBSNews.com. A three-time Emmy Award-winner, he twice has been named to TV Guide‘s All-Star News “Dream Team” as best political commentator and was cited by the Washington Journalism Review as "the best in the business” for his media analysis. From 1998 - 2007, Greenfield was a senior analyst for CNN, where he served as lead analyst for its election coverage. Greenfield was part of CNN’s on-air team working through the night in 2000 as the Bush-Gore vote count teetered back and forth.

Shelby Highsmith, part of MTV's Street Team '08, reporting on the election from the point of view of young voters, covered the Greenfield event for his blog, and Shelby recorded the event using streaming video. You can view his coverage here.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting is proud to serve as a multi-media educational partner with the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Please visit GPB's Election 2008 website to view the recent speech by esteemed CBS News Senior Political Correspondent Jeff Greenfield presented as part of the Foundation's Speaker series. GPB's Election 2008 website also contains information about the broadcast of Greenfield's speech on GPB Knowledge in October, PBS and NPR election coverage and daily local updates from GPB Radio News.

XM Radio's POTUS '08 channel will be re-broadcasting the Greenfield. Check XM's online listings for the schedule.

You can follow Jeff Greenfield's reporting on the election by visiting the CBS News web site and using Jeff's name as the search term. To get the latest information on local elections, visit The League of Women Voters of Atlanta-Fulton County.