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…..was the guest speaker at Woodbury University’s ‘President’s Roundtable’ for ‘A TALK WITH ELEANOR CLIFT FROM “INSIDE THE BELTWAY” to the 5 Freeway.’

This most respected journalist writes about politics and policy in Washington and her column ‘Capitol Letter’ appears each week in Newsweek.  Eleanor is a favorite panelist on ‘The McLaughlin Group’ along with being a prolific writer.  Of note; Two Weeks of Life, Founding Sisters, Madam President and War without Bloodshed.  The last two co-authored with her late husband Tom Brazaitis.  You can also follow Eleanor on MSNBC, The Daily Beast and CNN. This insightful, pioneering woman mentioned Patte Barham seen to the far left.  There will be more on Patte at the end of this blog. Eleanor’s son Eddie, Dean of Woodbury’s School of Media Culture & Design is on her right, seated next to Patte Barham.


The ever amazing Rose Nielsen, Woodbury University Senior Development Officer and wife of President Kenneth Nielsen. Patte’s just to Rose’s right.


Happy me with hero Eleanor Clift and yes, if you’re wondering, the ‘Clift’ is as in brother-in-law Montgomery Clift.  I took note especially as I had just seen Richard Chamberlin in ‘The Heiress’ and can we ever forget Montgomery’s performance in the film?  The answer is no.


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O.K.  Now a little bit about the awesome Patte Barham, trailblazer extraordinaire, a member of Woodbury’s Board and President’s Executive Committee.  From the Los Angeles Times, Patte has been “ a war correspondent who filed reports from Korea’s infamous Pork Chop Hill and is co-author of investigative books about the controversial deaths of Marilyn Monroe and legendary mad monk Grigori Rasputin.  Now Patte Barham says she’s ready for the biggest challenge of her life: uncovering the lost crown jewels of the czar of Russia.”  And yes, along with weekending at Hearst Castle with William Randolph, Patte rode horses at her family ranch above the boulevard that bears her father’s name!

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