CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 11, 2014 – CNN’s Anderson Cooper will present “A 360° Look at World Events” as part of Southeast Missouri State University’s 2014-2015 Speakers Series at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in the Show Me Center.
His presentation is a featured Family Weekend event.
Tickets are required for entry. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.showmecenter.biz and the Show Me Center Box Office. Current Southeast faculty, staff and students can use a valid Redhawks ID to pick up a free ticket in the University Center Room 204 or the Show Me Center Box Office.
Anderson Cooper’s nightly newscast, “Anderson Cooper 360°,” goes beyond the headlines with in-depth reporting and investigations, airing weeknights at 7 p.m. Central on CNN.
Since the start of his career in 1992, Cooper has covered nearly all major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene. Most recently, he has covered the conflicts in Syria and Egypt, the NSA surveillance programs, the Boston Marathon bombing and the Sandy Hook shootings.
Cooper has also played a pivotal role in CNN’s political and election coverage, anchoring political conventions and moderating several presidential debates. Cooper is a regular correspondent for CBS’s “60 Minutes.”
At CNN and “60 Minutes,”Cooper has won numerous journalism awards. He helped lead CNN’s Peabody Award, winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina, and the DuPont award-winning coverage of the 2004 tsunami. Additionally, he has been honored with multiple Emmy Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award, a Silver Plaque from the Chicago International Film Festival, a Bronze Telly, a Bronze Award from the National Educational Film and Video Festival and a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Journalism for his “20/20 Downtown”report on gay high school athlete, Corey Johnson.
“Dispatches from the Edge,” Cooper’s memoirs about covering wars and disasters, topped the New York Times’Best Seller List and other best-seller charts. Before joining CNN, Cooper was an ABC News correspondent and host of the network’s reality program “The Mole.” Cooper anchored ABC’s offbeat overnight newscast “World News Now,” and was a correspondent for “World News Tonight”as well as “20/20.”
Cooper joined ABC from Channel One News, where he served as chief international correspondent. Channel One News was a school television network seen daily in more than 12,000 classrooms nationwide.
Cooper graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. He also studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi.