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Former Gov. Perdue to give UNC lecture on women in the media

Former Gov. Bev Perdue will give a lecture Jan. 17 at the UNC-Chapel Hill journalism school as part of the "Women in Media Leadership Series."

Perdue, the former Democratic governor who was no fan of the media, will give a brief talk and answer questions from students on stage. The 4 p.m. lecture will take place at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center on campus.

UNC Journalism School Dean Susan King created the series to get influential women to share their experiences and mentor students, according to a statement. Perdue was the state's first woman governor.

Perdue often tussled with the media, rarely agreeing to interviews and declining to hold regular press conferences in the last years of her term. In this case, she told a reporter to "get over it" when she was asked repeated about a state Democratic Party scandal.


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