Dan Rather, a broadcast journalist and long-time anchor for CBS News, will speak at Wright State’s Nutter Center at the end of January.

TV journalist Dan Rather to speak at free event at Wright State

Dan Rather, an award-winning television news anchor and longtime journalist, will speak at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Wright State’s Nutter Center.

Rather’s visit, which is part of the WSU’s honors institute and presidential lecture series, is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required to attend, according to the university.

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Rather’s speech will be preceded by a public reception at 5:30 p.m. that is also open to the public in the Nutter Center arena.

Rather worked as a broadcast journalist for more than 50 years and was most known as the anchor for CBS Evening News and a correspondent for 60 Minutes. Rather also served as the White House correspondent for CBS News during the administrations of Presidents Johnson and Nixon, according to the university.

Separately, an annual honors institute luncheon will feature a speech by New York Times reporter John Herrman.

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The luncheon is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. on Feb. 1 in the Student Union’s Apollo room. The luncheon is also free and open to the public, but registration is required, according to the university.

Herrman is a David Carr fellow at The New York Times, where he writes for the media and business sections.

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