"Ron Powers" (born 1941) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, novelist, and non-fiction writer. His works include White Town Drowsing: Journeys to Hannibal, Dangerous Water: A Biography of the Boy Who Became Mark Twain, and Mark Twain: A Life. With James Bradley (author)/James Bradley, he co-wrote the 2000 #1 New York Times Best Seller list/New York Times Bestseller Flags of Our Fathers.

As TV and radio columnist for Chicago Sun-Times, Powers won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1973 for his critical writing about television during 1972. He was the first television critic to win the Pulitzer Prize.

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I had to leave at 10 because I have kids.

The meeting times were changed at the last minute. On Dec. 27 the critical second reading was changed from Jan. 17 to Jan. 3. There just wasn't enough notice for the second reading.