David S. Broder, Washington Post national political correspondent and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, will analyze the 2002 election results during the inaugural lecture of the Bradlee Journalism Lecture Series at St. Mary's College of Maryland at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The lecture, on campus in St. Mary's Hall, is free and open to the public.

Broder's column is syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group and is carried by more than 300 newspapers worldwide. He has been praised for his intellectual honesty, reliability, overall integrity and deep insight into the American political scene. Broder has been writing at The Post since 1966 and has covered every national campaign and presidential convention since 1960.

In addition to his column and reporting, Broder has written several books. The most recent, published in 2000, is "Democracy Derailed: Initiative Campaigns and the Power of Money." He is a regular commentator on CNN's "Inside Politics" and often appears on NBC's "Meet the Press" and PBS's "Washington Week in Review."

The Bradlee Lecture Series was created to honor the journalistic legacy of Benjamin C. Bradlee, former executive editor and currently vice president at large of The Washington Post. Bradlee is a trustee of St. Mary's College and chairman of the Historic St. Mary's City Commission. His lecture series will annually showcase an outstanding individual in journalism.

DAVID S. BRODER