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Media invited to hear journalism legend Bob Schieffer at Wake Forest


October 19, 2007

Media are invited to attend a lecture hosted by Wake Forest University featuring Bob Schieffer, broadcast journalism’s longest-serving Washington reporter, and moderator of CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in Wait Chapel.

With a career spanning nearly 50 years, Schieffer will speak about his experiences and the changes in the field of journalism in a lecture titled “50 Years in the News.”  He will also participate in a public question-and-answer session following the lecture.

The event, which is part of the university’s 2007-2008 Voices of Our Time speaker series, is free and open to the public.  Public seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reserved media seating will be available on the front row of the right and left sections of the chapel. 

Media parking will be available in Davis Field adjacent to Scales Fine Arts Center.  Media with satellite trucks need to make arrangements in advance with the News Service by calling (336) 758-5237.

Recording will be permitted.  Cameras may be set up on the landings of the stairs to the balcony.  A limited number of direct feeds will be available.  Media wishing to hook up to feeds must arrive by 6:45 p.m. 

Flash photography will not be permitted.  Photographers may take pictures from their seats in the first row or on the floor directly in front of the media seating.  Because the event will be recorded for broadcast on UNC-TV, photographers will not be permitted to roam across the front of the chapel area.  For best seating, media are encouraged to arrive early.   

While on campus, Schieffer will speak to a class of journalism students and give tips on breaking into journalism.  He will also have a public booksigning from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the lobby of Benson University Center.  Copies of his books will be available for purchase.

Members of the media are invited to attend the booksigning and ask questions during the public question-and-answer session following the 7 p.m. lecture.  No other opportunities for media questions will be available. 

Media parking will be available on Davis Field.  Media satellite trucks need to make arrangements in advance with the News Service.

The audio and video of the lecture will be made available on the Wake Forest Web site shortly after the event. 

For complete event information including biographical information, visit www.wfu.edu/voices

Voices of Our Time is an annual guest speaker series that exposes students, the Wake Forest community and the general public to some of the world’s leading thinkers for discussions on the important national and international issues of our time.  It was established in 2006 by Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


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