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Broadcast Journalist Forrest Sawyer to Deliver Prichard Lecture

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Forrest Sawyer

Sawyer currently is a correspondent and anchor for MSNBC and NBC News and serves as chief substitute anchor for “The News with Brian Williams.” Prior to joining NBC, he anchored the ABC newsmagazine “Day One” and “ABC News Saturday Night.” He also was the primary substitute anchor for ABC’s “Nightline” and “ABC World News Tonight.”

 

May 1, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Veteran broadcast journalist Forrest Sawyer will deliver the 2003 Prichard Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 5, in the Recital Hall of the Singletary Center for the Arts.

Sawyer currently is a correspondent and anchor for MSNBC and NBC News and serves as chief substitute anchor for “The News with Brian Williams.” Prior to joining NBC, he anchored the ABC newsmagazine “Day One” and “ABC News Saturday Night.” He also was the primary substitute anchor for ABC’s “Nightline” and “ABC World News Tonight.”

Sawyer has covered numerous world and national events, including the first Reagan/Gorbachev summit, the Challenger tragedy, the 1991 Gulf War (where he reported from Iraq), and the 2000 presidential campaign and election. He also reports for the acclaimed PBS series “Frontline” and for various Discovery Channel productions. He has won numerous honors, including the Peabody Award, seven National Emmy awards, an Associated Press award, two Sigma Delta Chi awards and two Edward R. Murrow Awards.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in comparative religion in 1971 and a master of education degree in 1976, both from the University of Florida.

Tickets are $10 for the public and university faculty and staff. Students with UK ID cards can attend free. For more information, contact Robin Vitucci at (859) 257-0500, ext. 2159 or e-mail rnvitu2@email.uky.edu.


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