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TVNewser’s 2012 Guide To Graduation Speakers
TV Newser ^ | May 4, 2012 | Alissa Krinsky

Posted on 05/04/2012 6:04:07 AM PDT by Beaten Valve

Tis commencement season, and so without further ado, we present TVNewser’s fifth annual list of who’s-speaking-where-and-when at America’s colleges and universities (in alphabetical order): ABC/CNN’s Christiane Amanpour: University of Southern California - Annenberg School of Journalism (CA), May 11 NBC’s Tom Brokaw: Arizona State University (AZ), May 3…Vanderbilt University (TN) – Senior Class Day, May 10

FNC’s SVP of News Editorial Michael Clemente: Warren County Community College (NJ), May 19 ABC’s Katie Couric: University of Virginia (VA), May 20 NBC’s David Gregory: Emerson College (MA), May 14 CNN/CBS’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta: University of Michigan (MI), previously on April 28 NBC’s Savannah Guthrie: Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY), May 13

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry: Wellesley College (MA), May 25

PBS’s Maria Hinojosa: Simmons College (MA) – Morning Commencement, May 18

NBC’s Lester Holt: Pepperdine University (CA), previously on April 28

PBS’s Gwen Ifill: Holy Names University (CA), May 12… Bates College (ME), May 26

NBC’s Ted Koppel: University of Massachusetts-Amherst (MA), May 11

PBS’s Jim Lehrer: College of William and Mary (VA), May 13

CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux: Creighton University (NE), May 12

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien: 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

ABC’s Cokie Roberts: University of Illinois – Champaign (IL), May 13

ABC’s Diane Sawyer: Brown University (RI) – Honorary Degree, May 27

CBS’s Bob Schieffer: Louisiana State University -Manship School of Mass Communication (LA), May 18

PBS’s Ray Suarez: Sewanee: The University of the South (TN) - Honorary Degree, May 12… The City College of New York (NY), June 1

NBC’s Anne Thompson: College of Saint Benedict (MN), May 12

ABC’s Barbara Walters: Yale University (CT) – Class Day speaker, May 20

NBC’s Brian Williams: The George Washington University (DC), May 20

FNC’s Juan Williams: Grand Valley State University (MI) – Colleges of Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Liberal Arts & Sciences, previously on April 28

NBC’s Pete Williams: University of Wyoming (WY) – College of Arts and Sciences, May 5

ABC’s Bob Woodruff: Boston College (MA), May 21

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria: Duke University (NC), May 13… Harvard University (MA), May 24

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: commencement; graducation

1 posted on 05/04/2012 6:04:11 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Gosh, I didn’t see any conservatives on that list. Why is that?

2 posted on 05/04/2012 6:05:55 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: norwaypinesavage

Looks like birds of a feather DO flock together.

3 posted on 05/04/2012 6:14:01 AM PDT by texaschick
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To: norwaypinesavage

Because they all work in fields distributing information to the citizenry. Conservatives or constructionists are not allowed to contact the citizenry, you know that!

4 posted on 05/04/2012 6:18:49 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: DBrow

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.

5 posted on 05/04/2012 6:53:14 AM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: Beaten Valve

I am OUTRAGED! I do not see Madonna listed!

6 posted on 05/04/2012 7:25:45 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah - OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: All; Beaten Valve

I’m wondering if you know where not to attend based on who the school has had for its commencement speakers.

7 posted on 05/04/2012 8:46:17 AM PDT by newzjunkey (I advocate separation of school and sport)
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