April 19, 2011: Dan Rather
Earlier in the day, Rather shared his experiences with ULM students in a master class, followed by a short visit with local media outlets before heading to the Patron Party scheduled at 5:30 p.m. in the ULM Seventh Floor Library Conference Center.
“We are extremely pleased to host another in a long succession of notable speakers for our annual Lyceum event,” said ULM Provost Steve Richters.
“The dialogue that occurs between the public and the speakers we host each year is just one more example of the intangible benefits the university provides through its presence in the region, and an excellent opportunity to enhance our ties with ULM’s proud supporters.”
ULM's Lyceum Series began in 2003 to promote intellectual exchange among ULM students, faculty, staff and the community.
Past Lyceum speakers have included journalist and Pulitzer prize winning author Thomas Friedman; broadcast journalist Lisa Ling; political strategists James Carville and Mary Matalin; businessman and entrepreneur Steve Forbes; comedian and television personality Ben Stein; laywer and social activist Robert Kennedy Jr.; author/historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin; and film/TV star and comedian Bill Cosby.
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More about Dan Rather
Dan Rather has been called the voice, heart, and soul of American journalism, and is one of the most recognized and renowned reporters in the world.
In his 40-year career as a journalist, Rather has reported from the front lines around the globe, including such places as Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Tiananmen Square, the Middle East, Bosnia, and Haiti.
On the domestic front, he has covered nearly every major story, from the tragedy of 9/11 to President Clinton's impeachment. He has reported on the civil rights movement, Watergate, and every presidential campaign since 1960.
He was the first to break the news of President Kennedy’s assassination, and is the recipient of virtually every honor in broadcast journalism, including numerous Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, and citations from critical, scholarly, professional, and charitable organizations.
Rather continues his award-winning reporting as a correspondent for 60 Minutes. He also produces and hosts Dan Rather Reports, a weekly news program featuring hard-edged field reports, interviews and investigative pieces exclusively on HDNet.