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One of the most respected political analysts and “frequently the most trenchant, fair-minded, and thoughtful,” according to The Wall Street Journal, Mark Shields entertains and informs audiences with his incisive analysis of American politics and policy.
With a career spanning ten presidents, Mark Shields is one of the most respected analysts in Washington, a pundit whose experience and encyclopedic knowledge of politics combine for one of the most trusted bylines in journalism. A syndicated columnist for more than 35 years, he has been deemed “a walking almanac of American politics” by The Washington Post. For nearly three decades, Shields has been one half of the political analysis team on the award-winning PBS NewsHour. For 17 years, he served as moderator of CNN’s weekly political discussion show, Capital Gang. Shields informs and engages audiences with his unique brand of wit and wisdom as he discusses his impressions of the major political events of the past few decades and today’s biggest stories.
Mark Shields and Brooks on government shutdown, new Congress
Mark Shields: 2016 Lecturer
Mark Shields: Politics and Policy: How Will History Judge Today’s Headlines?
Politics and Policy: How Will History Judge Today's Headlines?
We were inspired by Mark Shields' message and entertained by his wit!Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Everything at our annual legislative meeting went extremely well. Mark Shields was fantastic. He was very easy to work with, highly personal and social, very patient with our people, and lots of fun. His presentation was one of the best I've heard on the politics of Washington. Our entire group loved him.Council of Great City Schools
Mark was absolutely wonderful. He was charming, personable and so accommodating. We couldn't have had a more wonderful, genuine, nice, totally tuned-in guest."Probono Project
We had a fabulous event with Mark Shields! He was a great guest and a great speaker AND got a standing ovation.Midwestern State University
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