Richard Williams, Notre Dame Sociology

Barack Obama's Visit to Notre Dame

May 2009

Barack Obama's commencement address at Notre Dame in May 2009 resulted in Richard Williams getting some unexpected opportunities to serve as a media commentator.

Midlands Voices: Obama ‘breathes new life’ into debate over abortion.  This op-ed by Richard Williams appeared in the May 15, 2009 edition of the Omaha World Herald.

YouTube: Professor Richard Williams & Father Jonathan Morris discuss Barack Obama's visit to Notre Dame. This interview appeared on Fox News on May 17, 2009.  Williams appears at the beginning and again at the end.  Clicking the HQ button makes the quality better.

YouTube: Professor Richard Williams and Randall Terry exchange comments during Barack Obama's visit to Notre Dame.  Richard Williams and Randall Terry offered their evaluations of each others' work in this brief exchange on Fox News, May 17, 2009.

Audio: Richard Williams, Bill Donahue and Dom Giordano discuss Barack Obama's visit to Notre Dame.  Richard Williams and Bill Donahue from the Catholic League were interviewed on Philadelphia's Dom Giordano Show on May 18, 2009.  If the link doesn't work, try this or this instead.

Reactions from Media Matters Townhall FreeRepublic and VoegelinviewThese sites offered some positive ... and not so positive ... comments on Williams' remarks. Here are alternate links for Media Matters, Townhall, FreeRepublic and Voegelinview if the original links die.