Skip to comments.TVNewser’s 2012 Guide To Graduation Speakers
Posted on 05/04/2012 6:04:07 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
Tis commencement season, and so without further ado, we present TVNewsers fifth annual list of whos-speaking-where-and-when at Americas colleges and universities (in alphabetical order): ABC/CNNs Christiane Amanpour: University of Southern California - Annenberg School of Journalism (CA), May 11 NBCs Tom Brokaw: Arizona State University (AZ), May 3 Vanderbilt University (TN) Senior Class Day, May 10
FNCs SVP of News Editorial Michael Clemente: Warren County Community College (NJ), May 19 ABCs Katie Couric: University of Virginia (VA), May 20 NBCs David Gregory: Emerson College (MA), May 14 CNN/CBSs Dr. Sanjay Gupta: University of Michigan (MI), previously on April 28 NBCs Savannah Guthrie: Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY), May 13
MSNBCs Melissa Harris-Perry: Wellesley College (MA), May 25
PBSs Maria Hinojosa: Simmons College (MA) Morning Commencement, May 18
NBCs Lester Holt: Pepperdine University (CA), previously on April 28
PBSs Gwen Ifill: Holy Names University (CA), May 12 Bates College (ME), May 26
NBCs Ted Koppel: University of Massachusetts-Amherst (MA), May 11
PBSs Jim Lehrer: College of William and Mary (VA), May 13
CNNs Suzanne Malveaux: Creighton University (NE), May 12
CNNs Soledad OBrien: University of Delaware (DE), May 26
CBS News President David Rhodes: Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication (AZ), May 4
ABCs Cokie Roberts: University of Illinois Champaign (IL), May 13
ABCs Diane Sawyer: Brown University (RI) Honorary Degree, May 27
CBSs Bob Schieffer: Louisiana State University -Manship School of Mass Communication (LA), May 18
PBSs Ray Suarez: Sewanee: The University of the South (TN) - Honorary Degree, May 12 The City College of New York (NY), June 1
NBCs Anne Thompson: College of Saint Benedict (MN), May 12
ABCs Barbara Walters: Yale University (CT) Class Day speaker, May 20
NBCs Brian Williams: The George Washington University (DC), May 20
FNCs Juan Williams: Grand Valley State University (MI) Colleges of Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Liberal Arts & Sciences, previously on April 28
NBCs Pete Williams: University of Wyoming (WY) College of Arts and Sciences, May 5
ABCs Bob Woodruff: Boston College (MA), May 21
CNNs Fareed Zakaria: Duke University (NC), May 13
Harvard University (MA), May 24
Gosh, I didn’t see any conservatives on that list. Why is that?
Looks like birds of a feather DO flock together.
Because they all work in fields distributing information to the citizenry. Conservatives or constructionists are not allowed to contact the citizenry, you know that!
For all of their talk about the need for diversity, this is the most philosophically monolithic group of speakers I’ve ever seen. I wonder if any big-name celebrity conservatives (Rush, Hannity, Levin, Coulter, Stossel, etc.) have ever been asked to speak at any university.
I am OUTRAGED! I do not see Madonna listed!
I’m wondering if you know where not to attend based on who the school has had for its commencement speakers.