HARRISBURG, Penn. — Chris Wallace, Donna Brazile and Pat Buchanan will keynote the 2012 National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention in Washington, DC. On October 8 & 9 at the Marriott Wardman Park, they will share their insights on the upcoming 2012 Presidential election.
On Monday, October 8, Fox News analyst Chris Wallace will present “A View from Washington” to the breakfast session attendees. During his presentation, he will discuss his views on the upcoming election and the political environment of Washington.
Chris is a veteran broadcast journalist and is the host of FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace (FNS). He joined the Fox Network in 2003, and as host of FNS, Chris has secured interviews with many leading newsmakers, including all the leading contenders for the 2008 Presidential campaign and his controversial interview with former President Bill Clinton. Before joining Fox News, he worked at ABC News for 15 years where he served as the chief correspondent for Primetime Thursday and as a substitute host for Nightline. During his career, Chris has won every major award for broadcast journalism, including a Dupont-Columbia Award, three Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, and the George Polk Award. He was also honored with the National Press Foundation’s 2011 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. In 2004, Chris wrote Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage. Prior to joining ABC News, Chris was with NBC News, where he served as the chief White House correspondent from 1982-1989.
At the Tuesday breakfast session on October 9, former Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan and Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile will engage in a point/counterpoint discussion on the forthcoming election where attendees will hear both sides of the current political debate.
Donna is an adjunct professor, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee and former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute. Donna has worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she served as campaign manager for former Vice President Al Gore, becoming the first African-American woman to manage a presidential campaign. In August 2009, O, The Oprah Magazine chose Donna as one of its 20 “remarkable visionaries” for the magazine’s first-ever O Power List. In addition, she was named among the 100 Most Powerful Women by Washingtonian magazine, Top 50 Women in America by Essence magazine and received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s highest award for political achievement. Donna is founder and managing director of Brazile & Associates LLC, based in Washington, DC.
Pat has been a senior advisor to three Presidents, a two-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and was the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000. From 1966 through 1974, Pat was an assistant to Richard Nixon, and from 1985 to 1987, White House Director of Communications for Ronald Reagan. In 1992, Pat challenged George Bush for the Republican nomination and almost upset the President in the New Hampshire primary. In 1996, he won the New Hampshire primary and finished second to Sen. Dole with three million Republican votes. On leaving the Ford White House in 1974, Pat became a syndicated columnist and founding member of NBC’s The McLaughlin Group, and CNN’s Capital Gang and Crossfire. Pat has written ten books, including six straight New York Times best sellers. He is currently a columnist, panelist on The McLaughlin Group, political analyst for MSNBC, chairman of The American Cause foundation and an editor of The American Conservative.
To register for the Convention, or for more information, contact NFRA at (717) 657-8601 or visit www.NFRAweb.org.