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Aug. 27, 2004


CUA Shines on Upcoming Cable Programs

Catholic University Drama Professor Gary Sloan, Debate Program in the Spotlight



Gary Sloan, performing in last April’s music school production of “Defiant Requiem.”

Set your TIVOs — Catholic University’s campus and faculty will be featured on two upcoming cable programs.


The first, a History Channel production titled “The Duel with Richard Dreyfuss,” features Assistant Drama Professor Gary Sloan in the role of Alexander Hamilton. During the 90-minute special, Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss will ponder the 1804 duel between Vice President Aaron Burr and Hamilton, the former Secretary of the Treasury. Novelist Gore Vidal, biographer Ron Chernow, journalist Rick Brookhiser and historian Joanne Freeman will join Dreyfuss to debate the dueling pair’s personal and political rivalry, while questioning conventional accounts of the incident.  


The program airs Sunday, Aug. 29, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. EST. 



Later in the week, CUA will be in the spotlight when College Sports Television features a program on the National Collegiate Debate Championship, held on Catholic University’s campus last April.


The program will air Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. EST. Entertainment Weekly magazine named the program as a top pick for the week.

National Debate Tournament participants mingle at the Columbus School of Law before the competitions begin.


CNN anchor Aaron Brown will host the one-hour documentary, which profiles the face-off between 78 of the nation’s top debate programs at Catholic University.

The National Collegiate Debate Championship special focuses on the ultra-competitive culture of the top college debate teams in the country. 


 Encore presentations of CSTV's National Collegiate Debate Championship:


Thursday, Sept. 2: 9 p.m. EST

Friday, Sept. 3: 10:30 p.m. EST

Thursday, Sept. 9: 10:30 p.m. EST

Monday, Sept. 13: 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST



— Program information submitted by The History Channel and College Sports Television.



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