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Brandt Lecture to be Rebroadcast on KTVB

The Oct. 19 Brandt Lecture by David Walker — chief auditor for the U.S. government until 2008 — will be broadcast at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, on KTVB Channel 7, and then replayed seven times on 24/7, KTVB’s cable station.

The 24/7 schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 7, noon
  • Sunday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.

About 1,200 people attended Walker’s talk, titled “Day of Reckoning: America’s Fiscal Future.” He was on campus as this year’s Brandt Foundation Lecturer.

Walker has unique insight into government spending and has been an outspoken, nonpartisan advocate for addressing the country’s major fiscal challenges. The Wall Street Journal recently likened him to a modern-day Paul Revere.

Walker served as Comptroller General of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office from 1998 to 2008 — spanning both Democratic and Republican administrations. In 2007, he was elected a member of the Independent Audit Advisory Committee (IAAC) of the United Nations and is president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

He currently is the president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation ( He has authored two books, is a regular commentator in national media outlets and was the subject of the critically acclaimed documentary “I.O.U.S.A.” that premiered in movie theaters around the country in August 2008.

The annual Brandt Foundation Lecture is presented by the College of Business and Economics, in conjunction with the John and Orah Brandt Foundation.

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