Author and journalism professor Bob Mann will speak at Aug. 7 Press Club

Bob Mann, the Manship Chair in Journalism at LSU’s Manship School of Journalism, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 7. Mann will discuss his book “Kingfish U: Huey Long and LSU,” which was published this year by LSU Press. Long was a major supporter of LSU, and his influence over the school was so strong that it nearly lost its accreditation.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is a sit-down meal served at 12:15 p.m., is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and news reporters are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.