Underwood Shareholder, Chuck Mallard, was a 1989 Cross Examination Debate Tournament Semi-Finalist and the 1990 Cross Examination Debate Tournament National Champion. On November 8, 2011 he was honored with the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion for the private screening of the documentary, Fast Talk, by filmmaker Debra Tolchinsky, at West Texas A&M University in Canyon. Moderated by Dr. Leigh Browning of West Texas A&M’s Mass Communication’s department, Fast Talk is a documentary that follows the lives of college debaters, and juxtaposes the sport of college debate against the educational goal of communication. Fast Talk is a Winner of the Award of Merit Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood (2011), the Indie Fest’s Award of Excellence for Short Documentary, the Winner of Best Documentary LA Femme Film Festival (2011), and an Official Selection to DocuWest’s 2011 Film Festival. For more information: http://fasttalkthemovie.com/ or http://www.wtamu.edu/news/wtamu-to-screen-fast-talk-documentary.aspx.
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