John Stossel, Star of ABC News’ 20/20 Will Speak at Discovery Institute Luncheon May 13

For Release April 27, 2004
Rob Crowther
Discovery Institute
(206) 292-0401 x.107

Seattle — Acclaimed news correspondent John Stossel will be the guest speaker at a Discovery Institute luncheon in Seattle on Thursday, May 13, announced the Institute.

“We’re excited to have Mr. Stossel bring his classical liberalism to Seattle and share his common sense approach with our members and friends,” said Steve Buri, executive director of the Institute.

Stossel is the award-winning journalist star of ABC News’ 20/20 and was named co-anchor of ABC News’ 20/20 in May 2003. He joined the highly acclaimed newsmagazine in 1981 and began doing one-hour primetime specials in 1994. Stossel has received 19 Emmy Awards and has been called “the most consistently thought-provoking TV reporter of our time,” Dallas Morning News.

His latest book is the bestseller named after his television catchphrase, “Give Me A Break,” and draws from his extensive career reporting and analyzing the important issues of the day and emphasizes the ability of free markets to find better solutions than government bureaucracy.

“Give Me a Break is a capitalist’s manifesto,” writes Ethan Wallison, White House correspondent for “Roll Call.” “It’s a paean to the power of self-interest to regulate human affairs. Stossel makes no apologies for his faith in free markets as the surest source of wealth, justice, innovation, and efficiency.”

The luncheon will be held in Downtown Seattle at the Sheraton Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave. in the Metropolitan Ballroom Thursday, May 13, 11:30am to 1:30pm. The cost is $75, and includes lunch and the program featuring Stossel.

Seating is limited so please RSVP early to Janet Markwardt:, (206) 292-0401 x111 or register online at Further information available at Discovery Institute’s homepage:

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