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David Brooks audio available from Wake Forest University commencement address

May 21, 2007

Broadcast-quality audio from New York Times columnist David Brooks’ May 21 commencement address at Wake Forest University is available for radio stations to download and broadcast.  The ceremony was held in the morning.

The Wake Forest News Service has posted the entire speech on the Web at  From the sidebar link, audio is available in .mp3 format.

Brooks, a regular analyst on the "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at the ceremony.   He is the author of two books, “Bobos In Paradise:  The New Upper Class and How They Got There” and “On Paradise Drive:  How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense.”  He describes his books as "comic sociology.”

The speech was delivered to a group of approximately 1,520 undergraduate and graduate students and their families during the outdoor ceremony on Wake Forest’s Hearn Plaza.

Press Contacts:

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237



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