All Press Releases for 03/20/2007


March 24: Stephen Colbert To Be Presented With Speaker Of The Year Award By The Cross Examination Debate Association



The Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) has selected Stephen Colbert as its Speaker of the Year. The Speaker of the Year award is given to a public figure that provides a meaningful service to others by being an ethical speaker.

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NEW YORK, NY / PR FREE / Mar 20 2007 --
The Speaker of the Year award is given to a public figure that provides a meaningful service to others by being an ethical speaker. Colbert’s drive to expose the rhetorical shortcomings of contemporary political discourse makes him an ideal candidate for the inaugural issuance of this Award. Specifically, Mr. Colbert’s character's unswerving lack of warranted arguments forces viewers as citizens to question whether the “established” leadership of the country have any warrants of their own. For that service to the national dialogue, Mr. Colbert will be recognized.

The Speaker of the Year award will be presented during CEDA’s annual national debate tournament, held this year at the University of Oklahoma (OU). The awards ceremony will take place on March 24, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. (CST) on the OU campus at the Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center.

Founded in 1971, the Cross-Examination Debate Association (CEDA) is the primary national association sanctioning and promoting intercollegiate academic policy debate. Throughout the school year, CEDA sanctions over 60 tournaments throughout the nation, including an annual National Championship Tournament that brings together over 175 individual debate teams from across the nation to compete for a national team championship. For further information, contact Kathryn Rubino, chair of the CEDA Public Relations committee by e-mail at kathrynrubino@gmail.com.



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