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PBS favorite Tony Brown to deliver talk, Sept. 19

Tony Brown


HAMPTON ROADS, Va, (Sept. 7, 2006) – Tidewater Community College invites the public to the launch session of its Student Leadership Series featuring well-known television journalist and radio talk show host Tony Brown.

Brown will address the community on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St., Norfolk. The program is free and open to the public.

A producer, best-selling author, educator, radio host and film director, Brown is commentator of the PBS series, Tony Brown’s Journal, the longest running of all PBS series. His recent book release, What Mama Taught Me, describes the seven core values given to him by his mother, sustaining his life and giving it meaning. Brown, active in the civil rights arena, coordinated the largest march in history led by Martin Luther King Jr.

As an educator Brown served as the first and founding dean, as well as professor, of the school of communications at Howard University. He was recently appointed the first dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University.

Brown’s talk opens a series of lectures designed to help TCC students gain leadership skills and knowledge, contributing to the development of emerging campus and future community leaders. TCC enrolls more than 37,000 students annually on its four campuses across the region.

For more information, call TCC’s Information Center at 822-1122.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit