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Mark Shields

Mark ShieldsBorn: 25-May-1937
Birthplace: Weymouth, MA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Columnist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Shields and Brooks

Military service: USMC

Worked for Robert F. Kennedy's campaign until the assassination, and managed campaigns for many other officials. Began working as a columnist and political writer for The Washington Post in 1979. Author of On the Campaign Trail: Wise and Witty Dispatches from the Front Lines of the 1984 Presidential Race. Shields is a weekly guest on Lehrer News Hour, accompanying David Brooks.

Wife: Anne (civil service official, DOJ and DOI)
Daughter: Amy

    University: BA Philosophy, University of Notre Dame (1959)
    Administrator: Advisory Board, University of Notre Dame

    The Washington Post Columnist (1979-)
    Gridiron Club
    Partnership for Public Service Board of Governors
    Roast: Lesley Stahl (1996)
    Roast: William Safire (1998)
    Roast: Tom Brokaw (2002)
    Roast: Bob Woodruff (2007)

    TELEVISION
    PBS NewsHour Commentator, Shields and Brooks (1988-)
    The Capital Gang Panelist
    Crossfire

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Last Debate (5-Nov-2000) · Himself
    Running Mates (13-Aug-2000) · Himself


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