Ted Koppel, longtime anchor of ABC News’ Nightline, who earned his master’s degree at Stanford in 1962, will deliver the Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor Lecture on Public Service and the University.
The San Francisco Press Club is a proud co-sponsor of the event.
The presentation topic is “A Brief History of News: Fake, the Other Kind, and Where We Go from Here.”
Mr. Koppel will be giving the lecture on Wednesday, April 18, with a reception beginning at 4:30pm, followed by the lecture at 5:00pm, in Paul Brest Hall.
Free tickets are available to the public, but you must RSVP in advance.
Tickets and more information is available here on the Haas Center for Public Service website.
The Distinguished Visitor program of the Haas Center for Public Service brings to Stanford prominent individuals whose lives and careers have had significant impact across the nation and globally through distinct public service contributions.
Over the course of 26 years as anchor and managing editor of Nightline, Koppel became the longest-serving news anchor in U.S. broadcast history. When he left ABC News after 42 years, he was the most honored reporter in the network’s history, having received eight Peabody Awards. In addition, Koppel has been awarded 12 Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Awards – television’s equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize – and 42 Emmy Awards, including one for lifetime achievement. He has also served as a contributing columnist to the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal and as senior contributor to the CBS Sunday Morning Show.