Richard Rodriguez

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Richard Rodriguez "is a prominent writer, an associate editor with Pacific News Service in San Francisco, a contributing editor of Harper's and the Los Angeles Times, and a regular essayist on the "Jim Lehrer News Hour." He is the author of Brown: The Last Discovery of America (2003), Hunger of Memory (1983), and Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father (1992). Born and raised in California, Richard earned a bachelor's degree at Stanford University, after which he spent two years at Union Theological Seminary studying with leading Protestant and Jewish theologians. He later spent time at London's Warburg Institute and Oxford before earning a Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.

"Richard received a 1997 George Foster Peabody Award for his News Hour essays on American life. The Peabody Award is designed to recognize "outstanding achievement in broadcast and cable," and is one of television's highest honors. Richard's awards include the Frankel Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the International Journalism Award from the World Affairs Council of California." [1]

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  1. Richard Rodriguez, Global Business Network, accessed November 15, 2010.