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1/23/2023 Speaker Shekarchi to host author Douglas Brinkley at State House
STATE HOUSE – At the invitation of Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, author Douglas Brinkley will give a lecture at the State House on Thursday on his 2022 book, Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the Great Environmental Awakening.

The lecture will take place on Thursday, January 26 at 3:00 p.m. in the House Lounge (second floor) of the State House. The event is free and open to the public, but due to space constraints, those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to

Douglas Brinkley is an author, history commentator for CNN, Presidential Historian for the New York Historical Society, and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine. His recent book Cronkite won the Sperber Prize, while The Great Deluge:  Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.

The meeting will be televised live on Capitol Television, which can be seen on Cox on Channels 15 and 61, in high definition on Cox Channel 1061, on channel 15 on i3Broadband and on Channel 34 by Verizon subscribers. It will also be live streamed at Media members wishing to arrange for in-person coverage are asked to contact Emily Martineau at

For more information, contact:
Emily Martineau, Deputy Director of Communications for the Office of the Speaker
State House Room 323
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2466