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Mary Matalin

- Panelist Blurb

Active in campaign and party politics since college, Mary Matalin has risen in the ranks from participation on the grass roots level in local and statewide campaigns in her native Illinois, to a leading role in the recent presidential election.

Matalin served as Deputy Campaign Manager for President George Bush where she was responsible for the overview and organization of all 50 state operations. As the on-board planner who traveled with President Bush throughout the 1992 campaign, she emerged as a vocal and occasionally controversial defender of the President and his policies.

It was during the Regan years that Matalin came to Washington, D.C., where she served on the Republican National Committee (RNC) in several offices, before attending Hofstra Law School.

Matalin returned to the RNC where she became Chief of Staff to the Co-Chairman and later began her work for George Bush.

Matalin recently joined Fitzwater and Tutwiler Inc., a strategic communications firm in Washington D.C. She has also teamed up with Jean Wallace, a former CBS correspondent to co-host a new CNBC weeknight talk show called Equal Time, which premiered in May, 1993.

Her presentations provide an insider's view of politics that has been experienced by only a handful of people.

NOTE: Bio is as it appeared in the Forum playbill for "Is it News or Entertainment?" on October 15, 1993.