American studies prof and expert panel assess and grade the first 100 days of Obama’s presidency

Media coverage, the Republican Party and economic stimulus plan to be addressed

Published Apr. 02, 2009

On April 29, 100 days into Obama’s presidency, Robert Watson, coordinator of Lynn’s American Studies Series, is moderating a free, public panel to analyze, critique and offer an assessment and grade for Congress regarding Obama’s first 100 days, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, in the Louis and Anne Green Center on campus. The panel will address topics including the media coverage of Obama, the Republican Party and Congress and the economic stimulus plan.

“I think Obama is off to a good start considering that we are in uncharted waters in terms of the scope and severity of the problems facing the country, economically, domestically, internationally and politically,” said Watson. “Obama has hit a few speed bumps in his first few weeks but he has already changed the tone of the presidency from the Bush years.”

Panelists include Watson; Antonio Fins, the Sun-Sentinel’s opinion page editor and editorial board member; the Sun-Sentinel’s “dueling columnists”: Kingsley Guy on the right and Stephen Goldstein on the left; and Pamela Goodman, a League of Women Voters officer.