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John Stossel to deliver Lakeland College's Kohler Business Lecture

John StosselEmmy Award-winning consumer reporter, investigative journalist, author and libertarian commentator John Stossel will deliver Lakeland College's 12th annual Charlotte and Walter Kohler Distinguished Business Lecture on April 25 in the college's Bradley Theatre.

Stossel's lecture, "Prosperity and Its Enemies," will begin at 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Stossel will sign copies of his latest book, "No, They Can't: Why Government Fails-But Individuals Succeed" following the lecture. Copies will be available that night for purchase.

Stossel was a fixture on ABC News and the popular show "20/20" before joining the Fox Business Channel and Fox News Channel in October 2009. He hosts a weekly news show on Fox Business, "Stossel."

Stossel also regularly provides signature analysis, appearing on various Fox News shows, including weekly appearances on The O'Reilly Factor, in addition to writing the Fox News Blog, "John Stossel's Take."

In his decades as a reporter, Stossel has received numerous honors and awards, including 19 Emmy awards, and has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club.

He is doctor honoris causa from Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He has also written two books recounting how his experiences in journalism shaped his socioeconomic views, "Give Me a Break" (2004) and "Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity" (2007).

Stossel's appearance at Lakeland is made possible by a gift from The Charlotte and Walter Kohler Charitable Trust. Lakeland annually brings a nationally known business or economic figure to its main campus to speak with Lakeland students and the general public.

Past lecturers have included former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and current Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, Forbes Media President and CEO Steve Forbes, a Federal Reserve Bank president and an executive with the Green Bay Packers.

The Charlotte and Walter Kohler Charitable Trust is named for former Wisconsin Governor Walter Kohler Jr. and his wife, Charlotte. The Trust was established by Charlotte Kohler to preserve the society and culture that made their good fortune and success possible.

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