CANCELLED — Catherine Crier will discuss the Supreme Court — Judge-turned-journalist to speak Feb. 4

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Catherine Crier

cialis arial,sans-serif;”>A judge-turned-television journalist will discuss the power of the Supreme Court and the role of politics during a free presentation at California Lutheran University on Feb. 4.

Catherine Crier will present “The Supreme Court and You” at 7:30 p.m. in Samuelson Chapel as part of the university’s Artists and Speakers Series. She will reveal backstage maneuvering, political strategizing and the extraordinary influence that the nine justices have over our everyday lives.

Crier served as an assistant district attorney, felony chief prosecutor and civil litigation attorney before she became the youngest elected state judge in Texas history in 1984.

Shortly after her reelection, she made a dramatic career change and became a co-anchor for the evening newscast on CNN in 1989. She also co-anchored “Inside Politics” and hosted “Crier & Company,” a talk show covering news, politics and international issues.

In 1993, Crier joined ABC News, where she served as a correspondent and regular substitute anchor for Peter Jennings on “World News Tonight” and substitute host for Ted Koppel’s “Nightline.” She also worked as a correspondent on “20/20” and received a 1996 Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for her work on a segment on nursing home abuses called “The Predators.”

Crier became one of the founding anchors for the Fox News Channel in 1996 with her prime-time program “The Crier Report,” a live hourlong nightly show featuring interviews with leading newsmakers.

She joined Court TV’s team of anchors in 1999. She served as executive editor of legal news specials and hosted “Catherine Crier Live,” a fast-paced daily series covering the day’s top stories. Crier received an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and a Gracie Allen Award for her work at the network.

In 2007, Crier joined Cajole Entertainment, where she now develops television, film and documentary projects as a managing partner.

A native Texan with a passion for justice, Crier is the author of several best-selling nonfiction books on legal topics. They include “The Case Against Lawyers,” “A Deadly Game: The Untold Story of the Scott Peterson Investigation” and “Patriot Acts: What Americans Must Do to Save the Republic.”

The chapel is located at 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Nita Sinaga at 805-493-3305.

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