2005.02.22 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Affairs
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CNN Host Anderson Cooper to Conclude ABC Series April 12
Omaha - The 2004-2005 Academy, Business and Community (ABC) Breakfast Speaker Series will come to a close Tuesday, April 12, with a presentation by former news correspondent Anderson Cooper.
The event, sponsored by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), will be held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 72nd and Grover streets. The doors will open at 7 a.m. for a breakfast buffet. Tickets are $12.50 each and may be purchased by calling (402) 554-2981.
Cooper anchors the CNN news program "Anderson Cooper 360º." In that capacity, he has covered a wide range of breaking news stories for the network, including the Space Shuttle Columbia explosion, the D.C.-area sniper case and the war in Iraq.
Prior to his work at CNN, he provided reports for "World News Tonight," "20/20" and "20/20 Downtown." He also anchored "World News Now," ABC's live, interactive program.
Before joining ABC, Cooper reported and produced stories for Channel One. He served as a chief international correspondent, reporting and producing from several countries including Bosnia, Iran, Russia, Somalia and Vietnam. National stories by Cooper were broadcast on the Channel One school television network nationwide to more than 12,000 classrooms.
Among his many awards are an Emmy for his contribution to ABC's coverage of Princess Diana's funeral, a Silver Plaque from the Chicago International Film Festival for his report on the Bosnian civil war, a Bronze Telly for his coverage of famine in Somalia, and a Bronze Award from the National Educational Film and Video Festival for a report on political Islam.
He received his bachelor of arts degree in political science from Yale University and has studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi.
The ABC Breakfast Speaker Series is celebrating its 30th season in 2004-05. It is one of the nation's longest running speaker series.
For more information, call (402) 554-2981, or visit the Web at http://www.unomaha.edu/abc/.
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