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San Francisco State professors available to comment on democratic presidential nominee AL GORE's speech

SAN FRANCISCO, AUGUST 16, 2000---Two professors of speech and communication studies at San Francisco State University are available to provide analysis of Democratic presidential nominee Vice President Al Gore's acceptance speech Thursday night. The faculty members, both of whom are experts in campaign rhetoric and public speaking, are available at their homes. For additional assistance in locating an election expert from S.F. State, call the Public Affairs Office at S.F. State at (415) 338-1665.

Rick Isaacson, assistant professor of speech and communication studies.Areas of expertise: analysis of political speeches, campaign rhetoric and political communication, public speaking, debate and persuasion. Isaacson, who has a doctorate from the University of Denver, has often provided commentary on political speeches for the media.

Isaacson can be reached at (415) 383-5241 or (415) 338-2921.

Joe Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies. Areas of expertise: Campaign rhetoric, political debates, analysis of political communication and constitutional law. Tuman, who has a law degree from Boalt Hall, is a frequent commentator on political speeches and debates.

Tuman can be reached at (510) 834-2294 or (415) 338-1813.

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Note to editors: Amy Skonieczny lives in north Oakland and can be reached at (510) 594-7625. She leaves the Bay Area August 4 to begin her studies at the University of Minnesota. A scanned photo of Amy is available. For details, call Ted DeAdwyler of the S.F. State Public Affairs office at (415) 338-7110.

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